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Blue Jean/Belden LC 1
The BJ IC's have good shielding. Give the LC-1 some break-in time, not on the phono but connect it to a line source and play music for a day. The BJ cable should not colour the sound, it's a neutral sonic signature. It's extended at the top-end, I... 
What's with the many volume variances with streaming, and how do you deal with it?!
My bad. It's a streaming dac. 
Tube amplifier upgrade suggestions welcome.
A rebuilt Dynaco by Will Vincent is a great amp. It has that classic tube sound.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa2a90-dynaco-un-limited-by-will-vincent-mondorf-caps-tubeA very highly regarded amp...https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa8h87-m... 
Tube amplifier upgrade suggestions welcome.
Would you consider a used Raven Nighthawk integrated to be a better move than buying, say, the Parasound A23+ new and using my m2si as a preamp? This is kind of where I'm at decision-wise.  My answer to this question was to stay all tubes and not... 
What's with the many volume variances with streaming, and how do you deal with it?!
You don’t need a more powerful amp. Your speakers are 8 ohm with a sensitivity of 102dB, very efficient. The fact that some songs are loud proves you have a good amp/speaker match.Try using the analogue output of the Node and plug the RCA cables i... 
What's with the many volume variances with streaming, and how do you deal with it?!
The volume of songs on Qobuz can be all over the place. The main reason, IMO, is remastered versions of albums; ie, The Loudness Wars. OTOH, some original transfers have been digitized at a lower volume, many of these older releases had lower gain... 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
I echo @grannyring 's sentiment. I miss his respect for other members and their opinions. I feel the loss on this forum. He was a true gentleman. 
Tube Pre amp with tone control suggestions
@pkvintage, if you're running RCAs from the M6 to the monoblocks, then your system is single-ended. You can plug into the Schiit Loki and keep that wonderful AN system.Or, if you can find one:https://reverb.com/item/20915225-ultra-rare-cello-palet... 
Tube amplifier upgrade suggestions welcome.
Would you consider a used Raven Nighthawk integrated to be a better move than buying, say, the Parasound A23+ new and using my m2si as a preamp?  A tube integrated would be a better way to go than using the MF as a preamp.Raven builds highly regar... 
Tube Pre amp with tone control suggestions
The Schiit Loki is an excellent EQ, but can only be used in a single-ended setup. It is the most transparent analogue EQ I've ever heard.  
Just how many outlets do you need for your stereo?
Most conditioners have separate digital and analog outlets since the filtering is usually more aggressive on digital components than analog.  The main reason for separate outlets for digital is so that they are isolated from analogue components. D... 
Need advice concerning audio cabinet shelves
My maple platforms are from Timbernation and are heavy. Maple doesn't impart any colouration to the music. The theory of draining vibration in your setup (and mine) is to use a hard substance (DH Cones) on top of the platformwith a soft compliable... 
Need advice concerning audio cabinet shelves
Agree, don’t use glass shelves. I have a wood audio rack and use DH Cones under my components. They sit atop a maple platform which floats on the wood shelf; a gel substance between platform and shelf makes this possible.Sorbethane would work inst... 
Tube amplifier upgrade suggestions welcome.
The Lore specs from the website:98dB 1W@1m8 Ohm impedance30Hz-30kHz frequency responseSo, let's say in the real world these speakers have 94dB sensitivity. You won't need a powerful amp to drive these, especially in that small room. You may have a... 
Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.
The Music Fidelity dac should do well with Qobuz hirez streaming.https://skyfiaudio.com/products/musical-fidelity-tri-vista-21-multistandard-96-192khz-24-bit-tubed-d...