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What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
and, I also agree that the OP is rather out of control... 10 amps in three years ?  come on, that's crazy.  Relax.  Pick something good, and then just enjoy it.  
What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
@grislybutter but "weakness of the source and amp" is far more subtle than better speakers... even resolving speakers still sound great on something like the Marantz n40, or even my Pioneer Elite. Would speakers sound even better w a more expens... 
Where does "MidFi" differ from "HiFi" or "LOFI"?
@secretguy  +1 and as Andrew Robinson loves to say, and it's again worth heeding him:  "The only person who has to like the sound of your system is you."  
What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
@switzer145  and @jond  And what jond says also makes sense, too... a Naim Unity or something like that  
What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
@switzer145 You’re right to start with the nice speakers. Think about something like the Marantz n40 amp... old school/new tech: has a streamer and all the modern hookups, plus has bass, treble, balance controls right on the face. That’d sound ... 
What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
@akg_ca  "An affordable speaker with high-end amplification and source makes more sense in audio performance, than an expensive speaker matched up with a cheap amp and source." I must disagree.  The speaker is where the rubber hits the road.  The... 
Expensive Dac to keep or cheaper and change overtime
@charles1dad  +1 "the merits and longevity of really well designed, engineered and implemented DACs stand the test of time easily. Things do improve and change over time but I believe this is often greatly overstated."    
A perfect song? What are your choices?
OK... let me try these on, too... these, from a unique and generous artist : Annie's Song - John Denver Sunshine On My Shoulder - John Denver crank 'em up on your fine audio system, and prepare to cry just a little bit...   
A perfect song? What are your choices?
@daledeee1 +1 Father Figure - George Michael @amitynick +1 Hello It’s Me - Todd Rundgren @needfreestuff +1 What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong @bdp24   +1 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton @danager +1 Love Reign O’er Me - The Who    
A perfect song? What are your choices?
Forever Young - Bob Dylan Suzanne - Leonard Cohen Cowgirl's Prayer - Leonard Cohen School's Out - Alice Cooper No More Mister Nice Guy - Alice Cooper Enter Sandman - Metallica Angels We Have Heard When High - Christmas Carol ... oh wait, I m... 
Does the length of the Cable matter?
Properly grounded and shielded, and you'll be fine at 15 ft.   
Worth upgrading my cables?
I'd say you're sitting pretty as is....  relax and enjoy now.    
Audiophile sound quality from a more "mainstream" company?
Technics, some Yamaha, some Marantz, some Pioneer Elite, some Onkyo/Integra, some Polk and some Klipsch speakers ... even some Sony. the usual suspects all build some quality stuff.   Try to forget about the price tag, close your eyes, and open ... 
subwoofer slight hum
Yes... it is possible that it is the subs themselves. They are good overall solidly performing subs, Pinnacles, but it is certainly possible that it is the subs that hum. It’s also possible that it’s the wiring in my 115 year old house, lol... bu... 
subwoofer slight hum
1. Two separate systems, in two different rooms:  the coax interconnect on one sub is indeed shielded, and the speaker line input on the other sub is good cables... they both have the same hum 2. The sub power is not grounded... just a two prong ...