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Modwright LS100 vs LTA MicroZOTL
@mdrone  The short answer is yes but not at the sacrifice of clarity or a noisy veil. It is the first preamp that improved the sound of my amp by a good margin. The ZOTL Pre is also sensitive to tube rolling so richness yes.  
Modwright LS100 vs LTA MicroZOTL
I love Modwright products and have 2 modified Oppo’s. I have not listened to the LS100 so I can’t comment on it. I have owned an MZ2 and I have a MicroZOTL preamp. The MicroZOTL preamp is a keeper for life and the MZ2 can’t be beat at the price in... 
Best Stereo Upgrade Value
I normally would not say Phono Cartridge but the new DS Audio Optical cart will render all MC carts obsolete. It’s that good.  
NEW Cerious Technologies Upgrade - Graphene Matrix Cables
Bob, I’m glad you’ve recovered from this. I understand since I’m of that age where I seem to be going to the doctor constantly. I’m still listening to my system through your brilliant cables. I can’t wait to hear these new speakers you speak of. ... 
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
I have found these cable manufacturers to be my top picks: Townshend, Zenwave, Cerious Technology  
A preamp recommendation
+1 for the Backert Labs Rhythm 1.3. It’s the best preamp I’ve owned but If the price of the Backert is too steep then the LTA is my next recommendation.  
What type of wire for dedicated 20A AC lines?
I ran #2 wire to a sub panel and then made 2 runs of this stuff: https://www.gigawatt.eu/produkt/in-wall-cable-gigawatt-lc-y-3x4-mk3/   Along with Furutech GTX outlets, this wire has made a very positive impact on my system. It has brought my Co... 
Ridiculous sale
@alanpiga    I will send PM   Lance  
Ridiculous sale
I have an Aric Audio Transcend I will sell for a reasonable price. It’s definitely better sounding than the Decware since I’ve owned several Decware amps.  
Best power cord for a preamp?
I’m using a Zenwave 14ga silver PC. Not cheap by any means but it brought my Backert Labs Rhythm 1.3 to another level.  
Transition Audio Design modded Altec 1570B
There is another guy that does the mods on these vintage commercial amps. John Tucker of Exemplar Audio is building me a set of Altec 1570B mono blocks and I should have them in about a month.   Lance  
Speakers for Second System
I have had a number of speakers in my 2nd system (living room). My favorites were between the TAD ME-1 and my current Janszen Valentina. My however, my wife fell in love with the Omn-directional sound of a relatively inexpensive pair of Decware ra... 
Am I allowed to BARTER??
What pair of XLR’s do you have? What length?    
Class A or Class D solid-state amplifiers (modern designs)
I just spent several months comparing the AGD Audion mono blocks to my Coda #16 amp and have made my choice. The AGD’s are very, very good. I think they sound spectacular but my Coda has something that I prefer. There is a deep dynamic snap that t... 
Looking for a new (preowned OK) line stage under $5K: suggestions?
Yes, get the MicroZOTL Preamp and don’t look back. You will not be disappointed.