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Do older power cables still hold up to newer ones?
If you want to experience the improvement power cables can bring to your system, insert Shunyata Research NR (noise reducing) cables and find out. You will learn how much the noise level of your system can drop with power cables that reduce noise ... 
Call All ELO Lovers
I just finished listening to my MoFi Eldorado LP that arrived today. ELO never pretended or intended to present a "lifelike sound". That simply was not their goal. Jeff Lynne had a singular vision of the overall sound presentation he was going for... 
McCormack dna-1 upgrade or no
I had my DNA-1 Deluxe upgraded by SMc Audio 21 years ago.  The improvements were considerable resulting in a more refined, nuanced sound yet with much more responsive dynamics.  Music really came to life.  Last year, the 20th anniversary of the or... 
Tube Rolling Advice for the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme?
@jsqt Interesting that you mentioned not using the damping rings when you install the Brimars. I just put a new matched pair of Gold Lions in my pre last night as the tubes had been in circuit for over two years. After having read others experienc... 
Tube Rolling Advice for the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme?
@jsqt  You are indeed fortunate to have a Backert preamp.  I have had the good fortune of knowing Bob for a couple decades, long before he made moves toward offering his own designs. Bob was known then for modifying preamps and to a lesser degree ... 
Who uses ADS Speakers
Had a pair of L980's back in the day.  Very musical.  Loved the sound of the "sticky" tweeter dome. Very smooth.  
RIP oregonpapa
Ghastly news!  Frank was a generous and innately kind man. Looks like I’m binging on great CDs he sent me of his most beloved music. Your soul is in an infinitely better place now. Be at peace, Frank.   
Products you added to your system in 2021 that made most impact to your music enjoyment
Replacing all gear footers with the appropriate sized Isoacoustic Oreas.  Upgrading speaker cables to the amazing high value Wireworld Equinox 8.   
CD Player Recommendations…
Suggest you take a look at the Marantz CD6007.  I'm on my second Marantz disc spinner and they are musical drawing you into the music.  From your posts, it should mate well with your system.https://www.marantz.com/en-us/product/cd-players/cd6007  
Game Changing Tweak
OP.   +1 
Cable septic
@nonoise  A big +1.    
to bi-wire or not?
@nonoise  If you are looking at Audioquest cables go for the PSC+ conductors if possible.  I used to biwire with Volcanos on the mid-treble and Calderas on the bass.  The Volcanos were all PSC+, the Calderas were PSC. When switching them and putti... 
to bi-wire or not?
Cool experience @nonoise. If you have the opportunity, try running cables of identical topography to your speakers or even better, identical pairs of cables to your speakers. IMHO the best deal in speaker cables right now is Wireworld. I got two 8... 
Looking for a new phono preamp
Go for the win and get a new Luxman E-250. No tubes but has that beautiful and detailed sound that will honor your vinyl collection. Luxman just has a way of delivering the goods with no downside. Because of its robust power supply, pops, ticks an... 
Overrated/Underrated
Underrated:  The tremendous value available from the Wireworld line.  Check the quality of cable constructs considering their price versus other brands.  Overrated:  Kimber.  Even their Select line of cables don't have the continuity of sound they...