helomech

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To Float or not to Float...
The most quiet amps I've used "float" the ground.   
Best Budget RCA cables
Rocketfish at Best Buy. $15. Good insulation, tight fitting plugs and the center pin is split which allows for better contact with the female receptacle. You can widen the gap in the pin for even better contact. All good RCA plugs should have this... 
Klipsch love them or hate them.
I've had similar experiences as @rx7onmymind, but with the Heresy III. I cannot say that I notice the cupped voice issue with many songs. When paired with tubes, I haven't heard a better speaker for late night listening. They do compete with many ... 
What integrated can replace over -bright exposure 3010?
I began having this issue with my Spendors, I actually think it's due to recent changes in my ears, but regardless, switching to a Yamaha integrated amp was the fix. 
What do I buy?
Some good suggestions here.I agree that MA offers a lot of bang for the buck and they can do double duty as HT/ Stereo speakers. The newest Silver series has a more benign impedance, and if your receiver truly meets its published specs, I wouldn't... 
Acoustic Signature customer service
I had to go through Fidelis AV to resolve an issue with my AS table, and I was only able to reach them by phone. Resolution required three reminders to them and a total of six weeks. Neither Gunther or Fidelis respond to emails IME. My local deale... 
Power cables and sharp dimensional imaging on a budget, Zu Audio and Furutech or Oyaide
If it's the same gear you heard, then it's your room and positioning that's hindering the imaging.  
Power cables and sharp dimensional imaging on a budget, Zu Audio and Furutech or Oyaide
Cables will yield nothing but the placebo effect, especially with your current amp and speakers, no offense. It seems to me like you’re focusing on all the gimmicky tweak stuff. The only way to achieve the sound you describe is with good speakers,... 
Which dac or other suggestions
IMO, you’d be much better off saving your money toward your next speaker or amp upgrade.I experimented with a number of DACs in the <$1000 range, one of which was "Class A" rated. My conclusion is that there’s very little difference between the... 
Best small used monitors under $1000
Epos Elan 10s or Epos Epic 1s with one of the new Yamaha integrateds would make a great match for that room size. You'd have plenty left over for some heavy, good quality stands, which impact the sound more than you might assume.I've owned the Epi... 
Is anyone doing this with a Bluesound Node 2 or other streaming component?
You simply discovered that with equal signals, most DACs sound quite similar. The huge differences people claim to hear can be attributed to the expectation/ placebo effect, similar to cable/IC swapping. No DAC should require a huge transformer or... 
Please help me find amp that sounds like a Jadis I50
I own a Cayin A88T and couldn't be happier. I don't have much tube amp experience other than the Cayin, but I can tell you that it walks all over many SS designs, including some $30k Devialet mono blocks. This is especially true in terms of detail... 
Spendor vs. Spendor: D9 vs. SP100R2
Call Acoustic Sounds and ask their opinion, they'll give you as honest an assessment as you can ask for in this hobby. 
Recommendation for a power conditioner
Paul Mitchell conditioners really smooth things out and stop frizzle. 
What are some of the downsides of owning a Magneplanar .7 or 1.7i ?
I’ll probably be listing a pair of Mye stands on here in the near future. Keep a look out.I moved my 1.7s onto a new home but I can attest that the Mye stands make a considerable improvement. I don’t believe in magic cables, fuses, or any of that ...