Responses from arh

Interesting survey
Actually streaming is making the most in todays music salesAlan 
Audio cables ,and power cords the most forgotton- part of an Audio system.
i replaced $5000 worth of cables with $500 worth of cables and the sound got much better. More resolution, more dynamics and deeper bass. The cables were 1950's Western Electric and current WE copies made by Dueland. Best cables I have ever owned ... 
Does MQA still have it's own section in TIDAL?
They are still thereSometimes you might have an older copy of Tidal on your computer and it opens and won't have MQA.Also are you using the Tidal player or going thru a separate player. Tidal now has almost 5000 MQA files but only under masters sh... 
Does it get any better?
How would you define better? Remember better includes different. You might change a component and hear differences that you will then say are better. Some will say better means more accurate sound but then have trouble defining accurate. My system... 
Mono recordings
There is a lot of old great classical recordings and jazz that are only in mono. What I like about mono is you tend to concentrate on the music than on the soundAlan 
Question for cable/wire naysayers.....
Actually the science shows that cables should sound different. At its simplest a cable has resistance, capacitance and inductance. These values are different for various cables. Introduce these different characteristics between two pieces of equip... 
Extra speakers in listening room
Extra speakers in a room can color the sound. If you have to do it place the drivers close to the wall. It is probable that you won't notice any differenceAlan 
Is the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant worth it?
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Is the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant worth it?
If you are going to regenerate you should get one that can handle your whole system Alan 
Channel Imbalance at low volumes
Everybody posting here is correct. The highest probability is the volume pot. I would clean it first and if that doesn't work replace it. If that doesn't work then you need to take it to a good technitionAlan 
Is the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant worth it?
I have been using a PurePower 1500 for quite a few years now. I highly recommend regeneration. It improved dynamics quite a bit.I have my whole system plugged into it. The PS audio regenerators have a fine reputation. Alan 
Budget MM Phono Cartridge Recommendation
I would recomment the Ortofon Red. I have had the Bronze and then the Black. Great cartridgesAlan 
Zu def 4 are they the best speaker made?
Nice ad There is no such thing as the best anything in high end audioAlan 
ARE DCS Dacs worth the high cost?
Went to a guys house with my friend He had the so called DCS stack. Like 5 boxes. Brought my friends Audio-GD Master 7. We listened to music for about 4 hours. Everybody liked the Master 7 better. The guy eventually sold the DCS stuff and bought a... 
What's the best (or is there a "best") DAC input to use?
I also have tried them all with my Master 7 dac and I2S is the best. The rest are close but I would avoid Optical or Toslink . By the way I use  a standard usb cable from laptop to a Singhzer USB converter. Then go from it with an Eithernet cable ...