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Please recommend a coax SPDIF cable similar to the Nordost Tyr 2
Whichever brand you choose stick with copper and avoid silver or silver coated.This will go a long way towards relieving the harshness. My personal preference for whatever it's worth is I like solid silver on the source, then some copper and some ... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Great post Erik.Actually using logic and a matter of fact tone.  
Best for Classic/Progressive Rock and Blues
I listen to the same type of music you do.JBLs would be great also Zu DW6 is worth checking out.  
RIP Paul Messenger
R.I.P. Paul  
Wall Art For Music Room
Blankets and tapestries help with high frequency reflections only.If you just want to cover the TV a remote controlled accordion shade installed on the ceiling with your choice of fabric is an option. There are a multitude of colors and styles of ... 
Speakers, speaker cables or I’m getting old…
OP it's hyperacusis and I also suffer from it.Well made copper cabling throughout will help smooth out the sound,but ultimately can't undo bad or less than stellar recordings. Room treatments,DSP,and power conditioning help also.I love rock and bl... 
Audio envy - dang!
I contacted Captain to ask about an XLR to RCA cable to go out from my new API equalizer to my preamp.He said he could make one to my specifications when I was ready. After some experiments with adapters and cables with different wiring configurat... 
Searching for a little more warmth
OP I own ZUs also and love their sound enough to make decisions that bring out the best in them.As others have mentioned a dac known for it's warm characteristics, a couple of subs (SVS with equalizer is a good option),and experimenting with room ... 
Wool Blankets as Room treatment
If you like the look of the blankets hung like tapestries, then put insulation panels or diffusers behind the blankets.  
Covers for racks to keep dust off?
Digitaldeckcovers.com will custom make them to your specifications. For speakers also.  
Loud vs. Tactile Bass
gdaddy1 is correct. Virtually all the bass is in the lower midrange. Your room has a lot to do with it too.Standing waves and room modes will interfere with hearing clean bass.  
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
@ditusa that's a lot of knobs to adjust:-) That's not a criticism. Too many for me as a newbie though!Concerning noisy opamps - I can only speak from my limited experience. My API is dead silent.Nary a click or hiss.There's no issue having it stac... 
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
@vacountryboy the only issue is when an instrument or vocal is emanating from only from the side where your hearing loss is. If there's no or little information from that speaker to begin with turning the balance towards that side or the levels up... 
A little test
I think it is the same instrument featured in a popular song in the 70s  
Customs delay from China. How long should I reasonably wait?
Not China but a package from New Zealand got hung up in customs for two months. It's nerve wracking.