Responses from digsmithd

What Are Your Reference Discs? or Specific Reference Tracks
Bobo stensons  war orphans/ecm cdBobo stensons cantando/ecm cdPeter erskine as it is ecm/cdSound track the mission/cdThese have been go to forever i guess... 
Hagerman cable burn
I have frybaby 3 and did a pair of az's that ive used for well over 15 yrs's.I read that cables need reconditioning every so often....so after minimal amount of time i put them (az's) back in system and they do have a little more snap to them,cymb... 
Is louder better?
10' by 13' room...somewhat nearfeild listening in "early am" can be more enjoyable than louder in that size room. 
Soft, smooth organic SS integrated amps?
CD player reliability.... good and bad.
Just...got my simaudio 5.3 back from them after this thing sitting in the closet for at least 6+ years...I had some communication issues with them and was’nt pleased about it so it was replaced by an oppo 105d bought back in 2015 and has been in s... 
Who else is using old cables/interconnects, and is happy?
Same acoustic zen hollowgram II for years lol... 
Stager silver solid Interconnects
stagers and auralthrills silver braid are great cables and offer alot for the $. 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Airto's killer bee's with chick...and the same ole sh!t...bo,bo stenson cd's. 
6000 dollars CD player
Audio note?...2.1 
Excellent little bookshelf speaker
not surprised...wharfedale has done the home work...they'll work even better on good stands. 
Has anyone ever tried cables made with OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) Copper?
Recently made a pair of vh audios v-twist with eti connectors...im rounding the suggested hrs burnin (which is a lot) and nothing lacking here...just nice clean,no hyper detail...great sounding pairing. 
ATC placement help
Yeah they’ll get heavy in a hurry...jon’s spot on...further out always reward’s me with juicier sound stage....excited for you....have my monitors quite a ways from tweeter to back wall. 
ATC SCM 40 mk2 vs Salk Song3 Encore
I have the 19 v2 in a 10’ by 13’ room and they are remarkably well behaved...I ended up getting rid of all baffles and room control...took me a couple days to tweak placement but i think youll find 40’s the same...i would like a pair fo sho...thos... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Superphon revelation basic back in the 80's/with bk st140...upgraded vol pots in that thing and HS it sounded good.My diy ic’s are sounding great for under $73 bucks parts/materials. 
...bookshelf speakers that sound good at low volume...
Before spending money on anything more have you tried a different setup...more nearfeild...just tightening my speaker stands and grounding them to carpeted floor saved my speakers from chopping block...can listen alot lower volume and sound stage ...