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Anyone Heard/Use API Power Wedge 116?
agreed- I use 2 API Ultra PCs' for ALL components, and think they are fantastic, BUT, I run my amp straight into the wall, using a good high current power cord (Custom Power Cord Co. 'Top Gun'). Hope that helps! 
Your Favourite Desert Island Discs
Bill Evans- "Sunday at the Village Vanguard" 
Has anyone auditioned the ARC LS16 pre?
I use the ARC LS16- great piece. Very natural sound, mates well w SS amps as well (I use Theta Dreadnaught,with a vertical bi-amp to Totem speakers). Also works well in a 2-channel/home theater 'combo' environment. You won't be disappointed. If yo... 
Audio research LS25 any opinions
The Ref 2 rules!! 
MISSING THE POINT?
I don't have the time to check out new music- but wish I did. Since my system has improved, I am appreciating a lot of stuff all over again- particularily my early '60's Blue Note Jazz collection- new appreciation for Wayne Shorter's 'Speak no Evi... 
Best S-Video Cables??
Back at ya', Brulee! 
Where to buy lead shot
Here's where I will be getting my lead- www.welcocastings.com.(a Canadian lead manufacturer/distributor- they will ship around the world) I am actually going to do the ultimate- a 'hot lead pour' into my speaker stands. Welco can do this, they act... 
Aurios Media Ioslation Bearings- yes/no?
Hey Mikeg- what do use the Dark Matter shelves for (under which components?), Also, how much $ are they- best place to buy? Thanks 
Upsampling DACS: Take the Pepsi Challenge
DCS is the way to go- period! Listen and you will believe - just gotta save up now... 
Upsampling DACS: Take the Pepsi Challenge
DCS is the way to go- period! Listen and you will believe - just gotta save up now... 
Wadia 9 compared to dCS
Hey- I have auditioned the DCS Purcell upsampler (added it into the mix- I use Jeff Rowland Concentra Integrated; Sim Audio Eclipse; Cardas Golden Cross; and Totem Mani-2's). OK, I only have one thing to say. It's now a no-brainer what my next upg... 
Speaker Advice ?
Hi. I love Mirage (for my home theater setup, I use 8 Mirage speakers including Sub). BUT, it sounds like you might be talking 2-channel. I use Totem (Mani-2's) for 2-channel which are great in the under $4k range. I don't know what your budget is... 
Spkr Cble- Analysis Oval 9- reviews?
Thanks for the comments everybody. It was starting to sound pretty good up until Carl's review! Hey Fonsy66- interesting that you HAD Cardas. I love the airy richness of the Golden Cross interconnect, and am keeping it, but curious- do you find th... 
Sand or shot for speaker stands?
I am going to experiment with a hot lead pour- only 'cause I have access to a factory that produces and ships lead in all forms aywhere around the world (and they said they can do it). They will mix it with ~ 3% antimony (an impurity), otherwise t... 
Upsampling DAC
Yes, its amazing, but I am not familiar with the MSB unit. I have heard the DCS (from the UK). It IS incredible (but not cheap at ~ $5k USD). I use Sim Audio; Jeff Rowland; Cardas; and Totem, and I did notice an improvement with the DCS Purcell up...