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Cable brands that work well with Cardas?
At that price point it would be really hard to beat Auditorium23 speaker cables.  
Butcher Block Acoustics
Great company great products and fair pricing hard to beat.  
I finally purchased a new Integrated Amp
Congrats on the new amp looks great but no meters! 😲  
Amp Recommendations for Marantz 7c
Maybe something like this? I haven't heard the amp but those are great output transformers my prior amp of 15 years used those same transformers. Accrosound gear almost never comes up could sell pretty fast I have no connection to the seller. h... 
Bascom H. King Passed
Vladimir Lamm RIP
RIP Vladmir.  
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
I just wanted to say it's nice to see folks discussing economics and a bit of politics here and not getting all twisted up with rage or whatever. Nice job fellas and some great points from @soix I will say @ghdprentice there's definitely been some... 
everything sounded great until the upgrade
You went from a vintage receiver to a modern integrated that’s quite the sea change. I’d say give it some time maybe a week or two of constant play then throw the Marantz back in the system and see how it compares. You may find it sounds muddy and... 
Seller Listing Pet Peeve
Ha funny I saw that same add, can't remember the Dac, and like you it was the fact that they took a pic of EVERY SIDE but the back that drove me crazy.  
I don't want to beat a dead horse but I'm bugged.
If you want to simply trash products based on measurements the last thing you want to do is listen to them and realize they actually sound good. It's pure self defense.  
Favorite religious song
@larsman It's a good bet you've listened to plenty of religious music and just not realized the religious connotations. Which I pretty much ignore being secular but still love the music.  
Favorite religious song
@bigboypete excellent choice! Let me add: JGB I'll Be With Thee 3/18/78      
Nice upgrade to Hales T5’s
Mitch I think you're making the right move you own the speakers and they sound good to you. And as you've assessed replacement cost for a full range speaker that good would be very high. The only thing  I'd suggest is maybe get out and audition so... 
Spendor but I say that never having heard the QLN but that Spendor is a great speaker.  
Do you build anything for your high fidelity system? If so, what do you make?
@jl1ny Fantastic job on your rack thanks for posting a pic! I can't DIY but would love to see pics of some of these projects guys.