Responses from allanblissett

Flexible Power Cords
Learn to build them yourself.  It's great fun choosing the components and building them just the lengths you want.  I have been doing it for years,  DHLABS Encore and Power Plus are both very flexible and available in bulk, they make excellent pow... 
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
Mogami  3103 or 3104 for speaker cables,  and 2549 for interconnects. Excellent quality and performance.   
Why it is so difficult to find a hifi power cables from IEC-C14 to IEC-C13 terminal?
If you use good quality connectors and solder, it will probably be better than the so called high end stuff.  
Just compared Monster M2.2 and ZU Mission speaker cables
My first jaw dropping moment was back in the nineties when I bought my first pair of Monster Interlink Reference 2 interconnects,  and replaced a pair of Straitwire.  That's when I proved that cables do make a difference. I have had many other hi... 
Better DAC then DA1 module in McIntosh C49 without braking the bank.
If you want to keep it Mac, then you could go for the MDA200 with the DA2 module as I did. It was a nice improvement over the C47 I had.  However with so much more good, more affordable dacs available,  I soon realized my mistake and tried the new... 
Fiber Internet
AT&T does not charge extra for the modem/router.  
Let's Talk DAC's
Emotiva XDA-3,  excellent sounding dac/preamp.  
Streamer with variable digital output
Maybe the Bluesound is the only one . That's why it is featured  with the GaN1 on the Peachtree site.  
Streamer with variable digital output
I think there may be a bit of confusion here. All the streamers with volume pots or software volume,  only controls the analog out volume.  I am not aware of any that that controls the digital out.  
I am streaming , how can I play music when provider goes down.
FM tuner  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
Mcintosh MDA200,  upgradable with the analog stage of the C53. $4000 new, but there is a nice one on US Audio Mart for around  $3000. Incredible detail wnd imaging.   
Eversolo DMP A6 with or without preamp
Trade in the C2300 for a digital preamp.  I have the MDA200,  it has the preamp section from the C53, and it sounds wonderful straight into my 7270. I prefer a dac/preamp combo with separate streamer, as compared to streamer/dac with separate pre... 
Eversolo DMP A6 with or without preamp
I have gone back and forth with trying dacs straight to amps, and with preamps. Straight into the amp always sounds different,  not necessarily better,  depends on the dac . Some will sound good at first,  then you realize it doesn't really have t... 
Not sure how much evidence there is, but vibration damping is always beneficial.   
Problems with the IFI Zen Stream.. What's a better Alternative?
Totally agree with hgeifman, I was a AT&T tech for 40 years, recently retired. You could have the best modem or router inside,  but you have no idea how fragile the outside infrastructure is. Especially if you are still on copper cable.  There...