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Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
Been years since I’ve listened to AQ Midnight. Midnight was a pretty good cable for the money at the time but I recall it was great on the bass, but lifeless on the top; you can definitely do better. Being you have a ModWright Pre maybe read up on... 
Advantages with an outboard power supply
I had a Teddy Pardo with a RME ADI 2fs. I just traded it in towards a PSA DS MK1, so we’ll see how that goes. I picked up a PSA AirLens and want to go with is I2S connection which the RME doesn’t  have. Also wanted the flexibility of more inputs. ... 
Anyone else get burned Boltz
I did get it resolved as far as the charge to my credit card. I had to go through my credit card provider to get the charge reversed... Boltz was in no hurry to reverse the charge. I personally would not buy from them unless they guaranteed the pr... 
LIST ALL YHE SPEAKERS YOU HAVE OWNED THEN TILL NOW!
EPI 100 JBL 830T Magnepan SMG B Dunlavy II ProAc Studio 200 Vandersteen 2Ci Apogee Centaur Magnepan MG1B Aerial Acoustics 7B Wilson Audio WP 6 Still own both the Aerial’s and Wilson’s.   
Experience with Modwright products?
Very happy LS36.5 owner - prior a SWL 9.0 SE. Dan is a great guy who I have talked with a few times on the phone and exchanged several emails. Honest man; a liar… No.  
What’s the most underrated used Audio Research gear?
100.2. Owned one and should have kept her. Wonderful amp.  
Anyone else get burned Boltz
I doubt I will see the charges reversed as it's been months since I first made the order and I suspect they are out of business. As far as their phones being out, that has been the issue for months not answering the phone; I think that happens whe... 
Power cords known to produce good bass
Use WyWires Platinum HC’s and Nordost Valhalla 2. The Nordost is the better but for the money the WyWires are excellent. Agree with Speedthrills, if the amp doesn’t have it, no power cord is going to make something that’s not there. Better cords j... 
Cable upgrade
I own Frey 2 speaker cables and I am very happy with them. Prior speaker cable was WyWires Silver Series which are wonderful cables for the money. The Frey 2’s are very revealing, and will pull things out of a recording you may have never heard. I... 
New Pass amp X250.8
Very happy with WyWires Platinum Juice II HC. Used is double what you’re looking to spend, so look at the Silver Juice II HC. Not to the level of the Platinum Series but it’s still a great cable and with Alex’s 40% sale you can probably buy a new ... 
Preamp comparison - Rogue Perseus and ARC LS25 MKII
Dragged home a LS25 MKII when I had my former ModWright SWL 9.0 SE. I preferred the ModWright in my system. What I missed from the ARC was it had nowhere near the PRaT of the little ModWright. Because of the comparison of the two, I sold my SWL an... 
Nordost Frey-2
Not sure you’ll get 50%. In my experience the longer the cable the less to 50% of retail you’ll get. You can always try there for a start but you might sit on it for awhile. I just picked up a used 2M set of Frey 2 speaker cables, mint with all or... 
Seeking wisdom the forum | Shunyata Venom vs WyWires Platinum vs Less Loss C-MARC Prime
Owned Shunyata Sidewinders, then went to Kimber PK10 Golds which on my system and ears were an improvement. Later went to WyWires Silver and Platinum Juice II PC’s and very happy with them. Own all three variants from the standard, to HC and Digit... 
Dan D'Agostino Black or Silver?
Silver is timeless. Also if you ever get a nick or scratch it will be less noticeable. Suggest either color to baby it, and no scratches.  
Recapping an ARC LS-5 mkiii
Agree you have a great preamp. No doubt caps have come a long way since that baby was made. As mentioned I’d start with ARC but I’m sure there are many techs more than capable and some here that will use better caps than what ARC uses and not take...