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Bi-Amping power amps
If they are identical amps (as they should be) I would suggest one amp by each speaker for several reasons: You can use interconnects to go the majority of the way (they usually hold up to distance better than speaker cables, especially XLR) and t... 
Power cords at ridiculous prices?
If you really want to add extra shielding to a cable, 3M actually makes a mesh shielding to go over cables. 
Power cords at ridiculous prices?
Here is the issue: power cords are part of the circuit path. The reason? GROUND. The ground signal is part of the audio chain and if it gets mucked up so will everything else. 
Speaker Cable Recommendation
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong anyone, but I would say that for a 24' run, you should be looking at a network cable of some sort (MIT or Transparent) since it should be less prone to distance effects (Interference primarily). If I were look... 
Speaker Cable Recommendation
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong anyone, but I would say that for a 24' run, you should be looking at a network cable of some sort (MIT or Transparent) since it should be less prone to distance effects (Interference primarily). If I were look... 
Amplifier suggestions
The 7B speakers were recommended to me as a great match for my Classe amp, maybe try some of Classe's monoblocks or a pair of 201's bi-amping or bridged. 
Power Cords
Yes, quite easily. Go get one on trial from a local dealer and compare it to a stock wire. Of course, it won't really matter if your equipment is not very good, but it definately affects good gear. Go listen for yourself. 
Best female vocals on CD
I love most of the Jazz singers mentioned so far, but I feel I need to toss in a couple other genres to make things fair. First of, Bjork really has done some amazing work. Second, I don't know the lead singers name, but Sneaker Pimps is great fem... 
Never Used -- in Sealed Box
I think that you get dealers of some sort doing this a lot. They buy too many units and need to reduce inventory but they can't sell below certain prices per agreements with the manufacterers thus they buy them themselves using their employee disc... 
Power Cords
Ejlif, is Anthony someone on Audiogon or a dealer somewhere? 
Classe or Krell
I think Tony's comments about the Krell are true, but if that is the Krell model you are looking at, then it is only fair to compare it to the Classe Omega. I use a CA-201 and have been very happy with it. One suggestion is I would make sure you g... 
Help! Will lubricant affect spkr.cables?
Sorry all, I feel like a moron. I posted about this way too late at night and thought you were having a tight connection with the ENDS of the cables (Tight terminaters). Please ignore my comment. 
Power Cord Advice
Carl, what other power cords have you tried out of interest? I am curious as to whether you have tried any of the Powersnakes. I have heard a lot about them but have been unable to hear any myself yet. 
Speakers for a Classe CA-201
The reason I did not list a price was because I want a real assortment of suggestions. If I find a $10k pair that I can't live without, I will wait a while and buy them. If I find a $3k pair, I might just buy them tommorrow. Thanks for the recomme... 
Speakers for a Classe CA-201
Replacing the Totems is motivated by two things: one, I am going to put them in a second system, two, although I like the sub very much, I want primary speakers with better extension. The Totems have wonderful speed and detail but I want more body...