Responses from lukemaximus

What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Lisa Gerrard Elizabeth Fraser Kate Bush  
I'm looking to add sub-woofers to my system...
Get two subs if you can, if it works in your space.   
DAC better than Denafrips Pontus II
I have a Qutest, tweaked with a used M-scaler (from here) and a LPS for each. I went this route because I mostly listen iTunes, and the M-scaler can upsample the files in the music library I already have! Plus I can get music on Bandcamp, in ALAC... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
@kenjit  Please note that the ASR review is of the older, original SCM19, which used tweeters from another manufacturer.  The more recent SCM-19v2, which I have, and the SCM20PSL, which the OP has, incorporate ATC's 'new' made-in-house tweeters.... 
Is the PS audio M1200 D class amp worth buying or should I stick to A/B class mono amps
I love these pushing my ATC scm-19's. Headroom baby!    
Kate Bush
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
Spiritualized, "Laser Guided Melodies"  Described as "cinematic, textured and deeply narcotic soundscapes:" "Spiritualized's music quivers with Apollonian attributes – airiness, fleetness, radiance, serenity...At times, Spiritualized are making ... 
What's the oddest thing in your music collection?
If I may stretch 'oddest' to include most avant-garde: Aisha Devi's "DNA Feelings" From the bandcamp album description: "She is a rebel and a radical alchemist who is breaking down barriers and traversing dimensions with her art...Devi applies m... 
Philosophy of Audiophile Aesthetics
@ghdprentice Yeah, the article is a little rich. Definitely written for a philosophy journal. I am also interested in evolutionary and development psychology and would recommend a book by Michael Tomasello, "Becoming Human: A theory of ontogeny." ... 
Post binding for crude tone control
I have a pair of SCM-19 v2 and use high quality jumpers that match my speaker cables. I found both clarity and smoothness improved with jumpers instead of the stock plates. I asked the owner of Audiosensiblity cables about diagonally connecting s... 
Midfi Integrated amp w/ phone stage recommendation
I would second the suggestion of the Marantz PM8006. Excellent phono stage for mid-fi integrated.  
Looking for a preamp with XLR connections
Second the suggestion of Hegel P30 or P20.   
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
+1 Audio Sensibility  
Would someone mind translating this Hegel H30a / P30a video?
My parents were from Norway and I have the same first name as the founder of Hegel, so of course I have some Hegel gear in my system (a P20 and a V10.) 😁 Following below is my translation. It is not super polished and some phrases are idiomatic a... 
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
I went with a loom of AudioSensibility cables and would highly recommend them.  You can choose between OCC copper or silver. I went with silver for maximum clarity and am stunned by the result.