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Jolida JD-9 phono pre-amp dip switch settings
Don't forget to add in the capacitance of the phono cables. The phono pre is seeing both the cable and cartridge capacitance. Beyond that you should set it by ear after picking your starting point. BTW, even though it is not stated by Jolida, the ... 
Can AC Outlets really make a difference?
Here's another vote for the Cruze First Maestro outlet. Something else that might matter to you is that some high end outlets are cryo treated which, you may or may not like the effect of cryo. 
Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
It's all in equipment matching and synergy. This is not a new idea. My experience with those exact speakers is a friend's system. Everything that I have to say here is obviously limited to his room and system layout limitations (meaningĀ speaker po... 
Opinions on differing power cable for amp and preamp
IĀ  agree with much of what millercarbon says. I am pleased for him that he has found cables that provide really good beautiful balance in sound that suit his sense of hearing, perceptions and preferences.I do indeed live in a different universe th... 
Opinions on differing power cable for amp and preamp
kingbr, my suggestion was about a used Super mm cord. The mm series was the third generation from Transparent. The Premium mm2 was from the fourth generation of product. The mm2 would be a step up compared to the mm series (often unofficially call... 
Opinions on differing power cable for amp and preamp
Opinions? Ok, first I have no opinion about your specific components. My opinion about power cords in general is that they are the most important cables in the system and that they are often very component dependent. A particular cord can work wel... 
How do you avoid buying new LPs that sound just like CDs?
Regarding the European labels mentioned (there are others also), they are what are called "public domain" record companies. Due to the nature of Europe's copyright laws, a lot of music, such as 1960's jazz, is now in the public domain so, anybody ... 
Which integrated amplifier .
Maybe you could work out a deal for something with TMR Audio for an agreeable trade. 
Upgrade to my system - Speakers maybe
Whatever else you decide to do, upgrade that cartridge. A friend with a P3 table went from the Elys to a Clearaudio Performer with excellent results (shimming of the tonearm base will be needed). Also, look into the aftermarket upgrades availa... 
Speaker popularity
Phase or polarity? While I can't answer in a technical sense, to me the word polarity seems to be right.I gather that the original question is about "absolute" polarity (both channels inverted at the same time) rather than about the polarity of in... 
What were your humble beginnings on the path to high end audio?
First stereo in the family was a Curtis Mathes (I think) from the late 1950's console era but, was a two box affair with the turntable, controls, left channel amplification and left side speakers in one box and the right channel amplification and ... 
Are some cord companies "potting" the Oyaide ends?
Thank you all for your enlightenment on the subject. Any suggestions on how I might best try to open up and bring forward the top end of a system currently outfitted fully w/ Lessloss cords. I find the Lessloss performance level to be very high an...