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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... 
PS Audio Power Plant 15........
Do you have a top quality power cord to connect the P15 to your home service? 
New Melody Gardot release
Very nice recording! Listening to the CD right now. Very carefully thought out arrangements. More upbeat lyrically than her last release “Currency of Man”.  Mastered by Bernie Grundman.  
Denon dcd 110 or Marantz saki Ruby?
@sericoloSo glad it worked out for you. The sound has a dynamic drive unlike any disc spinner I’ve had. A musical authority! It’ plays music. Not about treble, midrange, bass etc. just the music. It is as if I went to a more powerful amplifier. 
Denon dcd 110 or Marantz saki Ruby?
@sericoli  Just curious...do you have a black or gold Ruby SA-KI? 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
Honorable mention - Alison KraussBest new talent - Candace Springs (she's the real deal) 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
Purest  voice -Eva CassidyMost vocally creative - Patricia BarberMost vocally original (with a great backstory) - Melody Gardot 
Denon dcd 110 or Marantz saki Ruby?
I have the Ruby as well and SACD's sound great but the really cool aspect of this player is that CD's sound better than I have ever heard them before. There is a "solidity" and dynamic swing to the sound of music through this player. This is Ken I... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Easily the Clear Day Audio double shotgun speaker cables.  Rest In Peace Paul.They are fantastic in my system.  
Outstanding service from MusicDirect in the USA and Avid Hifi in the UK, read on please!
Years ago I enjoyed dropping by the local stereo shops to listen to music through new and different products. Over the years, all of those stores have disappeared. Reading professional reviews as well as those of amateur users are now what I have ... 
What do I do with this system?
You are right about technology!  Considering that fact you may want to focus on a new disc spinner. It is amazing how far CD/SACD reproduction has come.  
Component upgrade path
As happy as I am with my system as it now stands, if I were to do it all over one change would be a top notch integrated amp rather than separates.  There are so many great integrateds!  You need one less interconnect and after looking at your spe... 
Soundproofing
micthurst  Do you have a high basement unfinished ceiling at present? When we had our house built I knew I wanted a basement listening room so I had the builder put in an extra course of concrete block to allow for a reasonable height for my liste... 
CJ PV10AR upgrade?
jkf011 Obviously cj can perform a cap upgrade and perhaps they should. First off, they should be able to tell you what you will hear with their upgrade!Before you settle on cj, I would urge you to check out RHB Dezigns. Bob Backert and his son hav...