|Need a 3 meter IC- not bright- suggestion please|
If you are a fan of OCC cables, I recommend you take a look at Audio Sensibility.
|Looking for integrated better than my Rogue Sphinx|
Sunnyjim....you have an amp that you seem to like for the most part, but you haven't at least tried different tubes. It would seem to be a prudent step to take before the expense of buying something new. Another amp to consider that hasn't been me...
|Shopping for speakers at $1500-$2000 is a chore.|
In one of your previous threads, I recommended the Ascend Acoustics Sierra2 speakers as something you should consider. I don't know how close this is to you, but you can arrange for an audition at their facility in San Clemente.
|Recommed a medium sized monitors that can go loud|
You might consider Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2's. When I listen to mine I hear dynamic, clean, transparent, and musical.
|Recommendations for inexpensive Integrated|
The NAD D 3020 at $499 has received a lot of praise.
|Speakers that can be placed close to the back wall|
Von Schweikert VR22 and VR33 are designed to be placed close to the wall.
|Torn between two IC's... Please help...|
Morrow offers a 60 day trial on their cables. I don't find them clinical, but paying for the optional burn in service is probably a good idea. With that and the 60 day trial period, you should be able to make an informed decision.
|Help me recommend some speakers for a friend|
You/he might take a look at "the Clue" monitor from Sjofn HiFi.
|Close to wall monitors for Naim UnitiQute|
Sounds like you're a candidate for The Clue from Sjofn Hi Fi. Just google clue speaker and you can find the site and a good Positive Feedback review.
|Smallish floorstander that sounds good placed just|
Meadowlark Swifts are sometimes available used in the $500-$600 range. Good sound and easy to drive. Front transmission line ports.
|90's recording jazz, in a diner|
I agree that "Live at Ethell's" is excellent, but it's by Clifford Jordan.
|Jolida jd 100 owners|
I took them off and use Herbie's Tube Dampers.
|Best 'cue to eat while listening to the Blues|
+1 on Oklahoma Joe's and for Texas, I'd add Smitty's Market in Lockhart.
|Modern Jazz Pianist recommendation|
Brad MehldauRobert GlasperTaylor Eigsti
|TV power cords; Money well spent, or money wasted?|
One thing you might try is buying a Pangea AC14 power cord from Audio Advisor. I bought one to try on my Sony LCD and find that it provides a slight improvement in definition and depth of color. The Pangea cord is inexpensive and fits nicely in th...