Responses from jkf011

Budget Tube Preamp ($2000)
I can't believe no one has mentioned a used Conrad Johnson. The gold standard in tube preamps.  
What are you streaming tonight?
The Beatles "Abbey Road." 
Am I too big of a jerk,even for audiogon?
Best options for active speakers $4k or below?
If you have some serious power, Magnepan.  
All New Magico A5 Loudspeakers // Biggest "BANG" For Your BUCK On The Market ?!
+1 Whipsaw 
Why are there few spherical speakers?
And if there are so great, why arent all speakers spherical. If they were, engineering-wise, the best solution then most speakers would long be spheres and no one is in the busi was to not make their interpretation of the best sound. What peer-rev... 
Why are there few spherical speakers?
Not precisely spherical but not successful as they sound impressive but ultimately a bit crap. https://www.whathifi.com/us/devialet/gold-phantom/review 
Is there measurement that correlates with cohesive/pinpoint imaging?
All New Magico A5 Loudspeakers // Biggest "BANG" For Your BUCK On The Market ?!
"Giant killer"? $21800 is a ridiculous, decadent, sum for any speakers.  
Game Changing Tweak
George Harrison had a Scouse accent - VERY different from Cockney.  
My used Magnepan 1.6's are missing sparkly treble. Why?
Whatever it is it's bad and obscene.  
Need copper speaker cable recommendations $300 ish
CJ PV10AR upgrade?
Well great advice from all to take on-board. I am prepared to go with CJ and the Teflon upgrade and I think the filter caps. The want $700 and can spend no more. If the other guys are more than that - even if I get more - it's a non-starter.  
Best Rock Song Ever!
"The Riverboat Song" Ocean Colour Scene"Love Removal Machine" and "She Sells Sanctuary" The Cult 
Speaker Cable Wireworld vs Straightwire
I love my Straightwire and their customer service but never heard of Wireworld.