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Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
Townshend F-1 Fractal Digital cable is as good or better than all these expensive cables.   
Anyone has a reference system where amplification is SS ?
Yes. With Jeff Rowland Model 12 Monoblocks.   
Passive preamps - differences between technologies
Look into Townshend's Allegri Reference Passive Preamp.....  
New DAC with streamer
Mytek Empire?   
As An Experiment I Stuck A Few Things Under My Pre-Amp And Am Now On A Quest
That's why I have all Townshend Seismics under everything in my system. Speakers, sub, equipment rack, amps, preamps, processors, turntable, DVD player. Everything...The Seismic pods are the least expensive, biggest bang for the buck going.  Also... 
Audio stand needed....Moving main components from mechanical room to listening room
@gdnrbob  I have a Sound Anchors rack for 1 of my Monoblocks as well. They made me a custom rack with 9 coves. Steel filled with sand. Must weigh over 400 pounds.  I've got all Townshend everything and they do not make racks. However, they do ma... 
Audio stand needed....Moving main components from mechanical room to listening room
Sound Anchors.  They make custom stands as well.   
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
Easy one.....JM Lab/Focal Mezzo Utopia's.   
dCS Bartok Apex vs any similar priced DAC
I've heard that the Mytek Empire has an excellent DAC within it's streamer/DAC....  
Tracking down a hum.
Try using a cheater plug on the preamp. Could be something else but that's the cheapest option to try.   
Best Full-Function Preamplifier
@patrickdowns A high end cable maker I recommended them to bought a pair of Seismic platforms for his expensive speakers. This gentleman has exquisite ears. He has to as a cable maker. He was floored by the difference the podiums made. He wrote ... 
Best Full-Function Preamplifier
@patrickdowns  I've recently purchased it after reading several reviews and talking to John Hannant at Townshend.  I am still in the middle of a big system upgrade including the ASR Basis phono pre and many Townshend cables and Seismic Isolation... 
Best Full-Function Preamplifier
Townshend Allegri Reference Passive Preamp + ASR Basic Exclusive Battery powered Phono Preamp.  Congratulations. You just made Nirvana.   
Looking for Turntable Reccomendations
Origin Live Sovereign.   
Speaker cable recommendations
Straight Wire Crescendo 3's. Or a used pair of original Crescendo's.