Well thanks to all,so far!!.....My equip is all connected to a "perfectly working" Exact Power EP-15a/Ultrapure unit.I regenerate a constant 120 v at 60 hz,in "balanced" connect for A/C.The Sub(Rel Stentor)is in it's own dedicated line(all lines are just fine),and not connected to the conditioners.
The pre is a rebuilt( awhile ago from Great Northern Sound,who does great work,btw)Audio Res SP-15,which I preferred to my previous SP-10,and SP-11.The amp is a Jeff Rowland "two chassis" 8t,where 18 months ago,Jeff Rowland did an entirely new "one off" rebuild to the Power supply,as a favor to me.
I've always loved the way the set-up configured to my tastes,but my static pop problems began with the addition of my new arm(not going to name mfgr).
I began to get a static popping when I moved from the old arm.
This caused a failure in my tables P/S and I just got a brand new table.I am awaiting a brand new arm,and it's cabling.
My CD play has been superb all along,but I did get "one single Pop",last week when setting up the new table,and at that point I felt the arm may have a grounding issue.It went back,for this and other set-up issues.Like not holding VTF for more than a single LP.
So,last night I began CD play,and it was clear the sound was not right.I was getting too much emphasis on my left channel,and all diagnostics resulted in "something weird" with the pre....Whew!!!
At that time I was hearing some static swishing sound when the volume was being moved,and decided to give the knobs,and internal circuitry a "spritz" with the spray air can.I wonder if the difference in temp between the air,and the warm circuitry weakened some "about to fail" circuit or something.
So things started to sound better,but after actually enjoying some music,for a change,the vol control got a little noisey again....I stopped CD play,and just moved the pre's volume control a few click stops,when..."pop" and NO more music to be played.
Truthfully,I was not the least bit upset,as I am getting a little numb to the hobby,which I am now taking a "new" hard look at...with all the expenses involved,and the complexity of a superb set-up(something I know I have from listening experience).
It's like "spend,spend,spend,for more,more,more/better/prettier stuff,of more complexity",which will surely fail,and you begin the diagnostic quest,to determine the culprit!!
I recently heard a demo of a 400,000 dollar set-up,which was no better than mine(seriously,and "it" is far from inexpensive)from a listening standpoint,but the "pitch" was big time,and convincing!!
I kinda like my spare time,and am getting a bit annoyed with the entire experience.Yet,methinks the pre may have some issues,and Great Northern Sound can do some "new" amazing things with it,so all may be OK,if I can work up any more enthusiasm.
Best to all.