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Power cord supplied with Luxman L-509X Integrated Amp
I have the 509x and tried comparing the stock PC to an Audioquest Hurricane and the AQ gave a better presentation, clarity and depth and therefore was noticeably better to my ears, so I kept the Hurricane....its whatever makes you and your ears ha... 
Audioquest Thunder and Tornado HC Power Cords
I had the thunder and tornado HC, I moved them around a bit between my amp and AQ Niagara 3000 pc, I thought they were very similar, I ended up moving to two Hurricanes, ¬†which was much ¬†better for both...I only moved because I got a deal on the h... 
Sonus Faber Olympica iii
You will likely get a few differing opinions on this and it well come down to what sound your looking for...I've heard a solid state amp at my dealer and it sounded great with a little more "punch" then the tube amp I'm running, but, I am a softy ... 
MOLD on compact discs
Mild soap and water is best, don't use bleach... 
VSA 4- jrs
Hey Pepp111,Perhaps the JRs have been discontinued, not sure...website is obviously a new design from the last time I looked...I have tried a 2" thick granite slab under my jr's that I had a local monument manufacturer fabricate for me. Gave good ... 
Von Schweikert VR-4JR Bi-Wire
Acoustic Zen will make one run a little longer for you if you went them.....however, I second the Herbies Big Fat Black Dots VS Special once you get your cable situation straighten out, just did it to mine a few weeks back and it was truely amazin... 
Thinking of trying tubes...
I agree with Tiger, I have had a couple tubed pre's as my intial ventures into "tubedom", for around 5 or 6 years and enjoyed them with 3 different sounding SS power amps and only recently switched to an all tubed set up (SET power amp and absolut... 
Are there any quality Phish recordings?
I agree with above..Billy Breathes, Story of the Ghost, Slip Stich/Pass and NYE @ Madison Square all sound real good on my system. Also, try Treys solo album (no title) with Alive Again as the first song....I can't stop playin that one....most of ... 
PS Audio GCC-100 or Bel Canto s300ui integrated?
I have owned the PS Audio Power HCA2 Amp and then went to my current Bel Canto M300s, by far the better AMP(s) for my system are the Bel Cantos monoblocks hands down, however, I believe the PS Audio int amp you mention above is a newer design... 
Belcanto Power Amplifiers
I also use the M300s with VSA VR-4JRs speakers and a tube pre amp (Dehavilland Superverve) and to my ears, it is a beautiful sound. I tried a couple other solid state amps (Bryston,PS Audio etc.), however, the Bel Cantos for their price, seemed be... 
Upgrade Power conditioner
Hi Dcaudio,I went from a similar Monster Powercentre to a PS Audio power plant for my source equipment a few years back (I still have the power plant) and in a nutshell, it just made everything sound better...lower noise floor, better imaging, tra... 
Virtual Dynamics David vs MIT Shortgun S1
W,I currently have the David Bi-wires, formerly used MIT Term. 2 Bi-wire, however, my system was different then. I can say that the David's appear to be more open, transperant and better detail then my former MITs. They took a long time to break-i... 
DEADHEADS...TOP 5 SHOWS.....
I agree with Rballdude, your first show (early 87' for me)is always the most special, but for some reason, I found my shows on the "ten's" (i.e. 10th, 20, 30th, etc.)were always lightning. In regards to top 5, 77' shows are always there of course,... 
Preamp for Bryston 3BST / Magnepan MG1.6QR
I had a 3BST, went to the Rogue 66 from the Bryston pre, enjoyed it alot more, found the Bryston pre amp a little dry and bright with the rock & roll that I mostly play. I then went to the Dehavilland Ultraverve, a little more pricy, but, it w... 
Give me a tube preamp that looks and sound great
I got a pair of Dynaudio 82s and use a Dehavilland Superverve Pre and absolutely love it, recently traded my Bryston 3B ST for a PS Audio HCA 2 and it appears to match well with the Dehavilland, much smoother with rock & roll.Give it a try, I ...