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Comparison of Analysis Plus Big Oval or Silver Apex to Nordost Norse 2 speaker cables
HI Soundhound- you need to put this in context somehow.  Tubes vs solid state amps/dynamic vs planar or electrostatics.  That way the answer(s) might have some relevance to you and what you really want to know.  Good Luck! 
Suggestions for Balanced cable between Luxman C900U and M900U.
HI MMoe- I would give the Analysis Plus Silver Apex an audition in that system.  It is dead quiet, well balanced, very dynamic, and has just a touch of harmonics to keep it from sounding "dry".  Good Luck! 
Audio Reviewers
HI Mindless- please DO give the Ryan R620 speakers another chance.  I have heard them numerous times and they always sounded wonderful to me.  It must have been either room or equipment that disappointed you.  You might also want to listen to the ... 
Can I use a single bi-wire cable on a speaker that has 1 binding post?
HI Slag- if they are spade terminated, then yes- you can double up the spades under the speaker's binding posts.  If they are bananas, then you CAN use them as long as you electrical tape up the unused "extra" bananas and be aware that you are usi... 
About the cheapest cable elevators (for those with empty pockets)
Without spending ANY money, you can take an empty cd case, stand it up with the hinge to the left and open the case.  PERFECT for a cable elevator and any audio guy worth his salt has some empty cd cases or some cd cases for music he will never, e... 
System Upgrade
Hi Mdmdwyer- Yes the amp is a bit on the low side for this setup, but there is ONE thing you should check first.  The DSD DAC has an internal volume control.  Make SURE that you have that at 100% otherwise it does sound a bit dull and muffled.  Ho... 
Trouble finding bookshelves for PrimaLuna DiaLogue Two
I would also consider/look at/listen to the Acoustic Zen Adagio Junior speakers, which will be a good pairing with your amp and are terrific sounding.  I would consider them a stand mount rather than bookshelf, but they do fit your needs wonderful... 
Medium-priced balanced interconnects for a 6 meter run
HI Tcatch- I have used the DH Labs Air Matrix in 1M and 6M lengths with equal success.  IT is well made, uses great materials, is well shielded and dead-on neutral after break in ( not to start another thread on THAT topic).  You will be happy wit... 
Room improvement
Audiomaze- start with the basics.  FIRST thing you need to do ( once the speakers are in place and with Maggies, that will take a LOT of experimentation) is to get a decent microphone and do some rudimentary analysis of the room with a test disc/c... 
Audioquest question
HI Bluorion - I would stay with Audioquest as they WILL be shielded cables which may be a factory with a Cary pre.  Both Kimber and Wireworld are unshielded cables. 
Careful if buying Purist Audio Neptune fluid cables.
Jim Aud is a great guy and I am sure that he will take care of the problem for you.  IN the meantime, I hope you have spent your last money with the dealer that offered you such POOR after-the-sale service. 
Gobel and the Bending Wave
HI Erik- the bending wave driver IS alive and well.  The original designer of the Lineaum tweeter and later the Impact speakers (Paul Paddock) has designed a HUGELY impressive new speaker called the Forty 10 for a company named MCAudiotech (http:/... 
Speaker Clarifiers?
I actually have tried both the standard and the Reference Signal Purifiers in my home system and will honestly say that they do make a substantial difference ( IMPROVEMENT) in the overall sound from the speakers in the room.  They go onto the posi... 
Martin Logans and power cords
Yes - there is some upgraded performance to be had when using a well-shielded power cord, but you certainly don't need to go crazy as the diminishing return kicks in pretty early for this application.  I've had good luck with Shunyata Viper (older... 
the nordost blue heaven power cord
to be snarky- it does a great job holding down the truck when I go to Home Depot.Now, seriously, if you want people to actually provide meaningful comments, you might ask if Blue Heaven is a good power cord on XYZ component- otherwise this is not ...