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Amp or speaker first, upgrade
I will also add my vote to keep the Krell. It’s an excellent piece of equipment if you know what to expect from it. The Krell equipment use bipolar circuits (as opposed to FET based circuits). They are higher bandwidth and higher resolution circui... 
Considering buying a CD transport
I have tried the Oppo BDP-83 (predecessor to the Cambridge/93) and it is a rather bright/harsh sounding transport. Even a really cheap Sony BDP bluray player has a vastly superior coax output (much smoother with more bass and body - less bright ha... 
I used to think passive preamps were superior to active preamps given right the setup, but
On the argument that passive is better/worse than an active preamp, just keep in mind that the preamp is just another piece in the audio signal line that his helping shape the sound.  Even a DC blocking signal capacitor in a passive preamp can sha... 
Need Help: What In My Home Electric System Killed the Sound?
Oh, if you're chaining 5-6 outlets/lights in a row and your audio is last in line, the resistance and connections between each outlet could cause enough of a limit to sage the voltage/current. Even though you may measure good voltage at your audi... 
Need Help: What In My Home Electric System Killed the Sound?
"For example, volume at "25" on the pre-amp would normally be quite loud, but now it needs to be turned up to 40 to get the same loudness".  Also, the description of the vocal midrange disappearing into a recess.This is exactly what I have experie... 
HOME THEATer PRE AMP NAD, ROTEL, or Anthem
I would second snofun3's opinion on looking at the Marantz 8802a.  The fully discrete audio output stages would make me take a close look at this.  It has a nice power supply and I've read that Marantz has made significant improvements on it's HDA... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
I have intimate experience with both the Emotiva XPR-1 and XPA-1 (Gen 1) as well as XPA-1L (Class A 30 watts).  I took a quick look at the Levison 333.5 amps and I will say that the Levisons will contain components (caps, resistors, etc.) that are... 
DO I SELL OR DO I KEEP
Keep the NAD C370! It is an excellently built piece of audio gear. They actually don’t make a lot of mid-level stuff like this anymore.http://cd8ba0b44a15c10065fd-24461f391e20b7336331d5789078af53.r23.cf1.rackcdn.com/polkaudio.vanillafo...If you ha... 
Furutech vs Neotech gold plated schuko sound quality
It's funny that you mention that.  I use Neotech hookup wire for all my power cables as well.  I use 20awg Teflon solid-core OCC Neotech.  There are 6 conductors per power cord leg (18 conductors total) and I braid the individual hot/neutral/groun... 
Furutech vs Neotech gold plated schuko sound quality
First things first, there are two models of the F11:FI-11-N1 (phosphor bronze)FI-11  (copper)I believe the copper model is more expensive.  Phospher bronze is typically used in female IEC connections where you need a really strong metal.  Male AC ... 
Direction of aftermarket fuses (only for believers!)
Ok, I've had a lot of experience with different fuses here.  I will agree that the direction of the print on Synergistic fuses does indicate the direction (at least it sounds better to me).  The same goes for Furutech fuses.  Of course, Hi-Fi Tuni... 
Has there been any inexpensive item that enhanced your system's sound?
I have found that the quality of the power supply voltage significantly affects your sound quality.  With all the talk of power cords, outlets and everything here.  I would say the biggest inexpensive element I have found are Isoclean fuses.  Thes...