jmcgrogan2

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Transfiguration cartridges. What tube phono stages would you use them with ?
I'm using a Allnic H1201 with my Phoenix S cartridge. 
Mixing speaker cables on bi-wired speakers
I've done this before, and there is no problem.Some folks use different amps for the highs, mids, and lows.Different cables makes less of a difference than using different amps to drive one pair of speakers. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
^^^ Looks like something from The Jetsons!!! 
Let's talk power cords
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWGXt979yg Blinded me with Science!! 
Let's talk power cords
@jmcgrogan2, I could not stop laughing at your post, my friend! @lak , you are welcome buddy! I'll be here all week!Don't forget to tip your servers!You know you just have to have fun in these type of threads, you can't take them seriously. ;^)  
Let's talk power cords
No. This is a scam. Think of what is between the wall socket and the generator plant. True! You cannot improve the electricity coming from the generator plant, any more than you can improve the water coming from the water plant.Power cords, wat... 
Esoteric C03 preamp or Mark Levinson 326S preamp- ANY and ALL FEEDBACK / HELP PLEASE
I used to do a LOT of this back in the glory days of Audiogon (pre-2008).I dubbed it the Audiogon "Buy 'N Try" methodology. Nothing like listening in your own system with your own gear to try stuff out.I even recall one time, in around 2005-2006, ... 
Esoteric C03 preamp or Mark Levinson 326S preamp- ANY and ALL FEEDBACK / HELP PLEASE
Basically as of now, I have never heard music in my home so real and true to life. So startlingly transparent and so good and on a level I have never even known in my home. I didn't even know this sound existed outside of tubes. Well if runn... 
Esoteric C03 preamp or Mark Levinson 326S preamp- ANY and ALL FEEDBACK / HELP PLEASE
Well he did have the original S5’s with the same Vitus SIA-025 integrated amp before he upgraded to the S5 mk II’s.FYI, he is using all Jorma cables and cords, which are quite pricey, but he loves the Magico/Vitus/Jorma combination. 
Esoteric C03 preamp or Mark Levinson 326S preamp- ANY and ALL FEEDBACK / HELP PLEASE
My friend who is using the Magico S5 mk II speakers is driving them with a Vitus SIA-025 mk.II integrated amp and he is very happy. He is also using a Vitus SCD-025 mk.II CD player. 
Audiophiles should learn from people who created audio
I even feel differences in climbing shoes. I trust that you have done double blind testing on those climbing shoes!!LOL!! 
Audiophiles should learn from people who created audio
On my deathbed, I expect to regret that I have spent so little time debating cables with people whose views differ from my own. +1....Amen Brother!! 
Esoteric C03 preamp or Mark Levinson 326S preamp- ANY and ALL FEEDBACK / HELP PLEASE
I would stay away from ARC because they are at their limits working with the Pass Labs amps. I'm curious as to what you mean by this Ralph. I know many who are very happy with the ARC preamp/Pass Lab amp combination, including myself. 
PLEASE match Advice Pass Labs X350.5 (20k) to Hovland HP-100 (2500ohms) Miss-match ???
I've never heard an Esoteric preamp, so I cannot comment.I do recall owning a Mark Levinson 38S for about a month.I did not care for it at all, sold it as quick as I could.That was probably about 12 years ago though, and I never had the desire to ... 
PLEASE match Advice Pass Labs X350.5 (20k) to Hovland HP-100 (2500ohms) Miss-match ???
Hmm, you bought the BAT VK-32SE because you complained that the S5's were too bright. I warned you just how warm the VK-32SE was.I'll also tell you that Kubala-Sosna Emotion cables will be warm sounding, possibly even warmer than the Cardas Clear ...