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What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
I vote for Zavfino and Grover Huffman cables.  Both make a full spread of power, interconnect and speaker cables.  I have Cullen Cables as well and those cables were very solid.  I did though hear that Patrick Cullen is no longer an independent op... 
A Grounding Cable Question for those who know and own this addtion to their system.....
I now have a higher level GutWire grounding cable in my reference system and am even more impressed than I was with their entry level grounding cable.  It won't be coming out of my rig....  
Flexible Carbon/Graphene Analog
I am using their carbon/graphene digital cable am am quite impressed.  
Clayton Shaw (Spatial Audio) visits Danny Richie (GR Research), with his X4 loudspeaker.
I have the Spatial X5s in my reference system.  They are superb speakers with an expansive, clean/pristine soundscape with nice energy.  I love these speakers.  Do they have a downside?  Well yes, they take forever to break in with the bottom end ... 
Zavfino
@cd45123 I just have the Pharoah speaker cables. I have the Zavfino Silver Dart graphene interconnects. This combination sounds intoxicatingly clean, spacious, detailed with just the right amount of liquidity.  
A Grounding Cable Question for those who know and own this addtion to their system.....
I have an entry level GutWire grounding cable and was stunned at the improvement it brought to my system - added to the crystalline quality, blacker background, lower noise floor, etc.  It was very easy to hear these differences.  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
I don't know if they got a bad amp - quality control issue?  However, my Voyager GAN modded by @ricevs sounds freaking awesome across the frequency band.  Highs and mids are pristine and crystalline clear.  Lows are nice.  I don't give a sheet how... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
Put a Linlai tube in my Black Ice hybrid preamp in place of the stock TungSol. No contest. The thinness of the stock 6SN7 is gone. It has been replaced with body and vibrant tone colors. Very nice upgrade for my preamp.  
Looking to replace a CD transport...
Project DS2 is a slot loader under 1K.  I have two of them and would rate their sonics as excellent.    
Are AI Equipment Reviews on the Horizon?
When a computer gets ears and a brain, I will read an AI audio review.  Until then I will trust my ears and to a lesser degree selected ears of others.  
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
I have two stellar dacs that fit your sonic requirements - Holo Audio Springs DAC (modified by ASi Teknology) and the Audio GD R7 DAC. The latter is stock and both check all the boxes - very natural sounding, great imaging, detail without harshnes... 
Been intrigued by this power amp since it was introduced. Yes, another " D " thread.
I bought one for a relative but have yet to hook it up..  
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
So, I popped the top on my fine Black Ice hybrid preamp, removed the TungSol tube and popped in a Linlai 6SN7. After the tube warmed up, it is clear that it was an upgrade. More tonal saturation, more meat on the bones so to speak which was my onl... 
Grounding cable gauge size
I just picked up a Gutwire grounding cable and plugged it into one of the open RCA inputs and plugged it into the electrical socket.  I was nearly stunned at the increased clarity, focus and nuanced detail this brought to my system.  This was one ... 
What I have found - Makes a good Cable !
+1 for the Zavfino cable recommendation.  I use their Silver Dart graphene interconnects.  They are phenomenal.