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@inna Cool!  One of the studios I recorded in used an ADAT system.  It uses VHS tapes and is/was very much pro quality.  Masters kept on them.  
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Thanks everyone for all of the great info!  All aspects really got well explored here and I really appreciate the engagement.  I could respond to each one from an interest level.  There's so much to talk about and consider.  You all make great poi... 
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@elliottbnewcombjr Thanks for the input!  Yeah that's my feeling.  Never really heard anything that good...except for when I was in the studio.  I'm a bass player and have done a lot of studio recording.  For how long was tape THE master.   Then t... 
I was thinking also that it could be the power thing.  How late was it?  Super late should be fine it seems though.  
Youtube audiophile hi res sounds MUCH better than my Eversolo streamer
There does often seem to be some phantom processing going with various media.  Radio and Sat sound highly bass boosted at times.  
Electric bill any high
@deep_333 LOL  
Meter for measuring cable capacitance
@noromance I love that.  Super-Clever!  
Why even bother?
Those are both indicators that you shouldn't do biz with them.  If they act that way what else might be wrong?  
Worst Rock Band Ever !!!!
Just wow!  
How Is This Possible? Must be Counterfeits
Not sure if anyone else has said this but maybe that's all it cost with some margin to make those things.  Imagine that!  lol  
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
Id .....................................................                       I'd look at Paradigm for a little under budget and Legacy for slightly over budget.  For even more under budget, SVS and Emotiva have some exciting, new th... 
Loud pop/screech when powering on amp
Maybe "she" is being a "her"!  ;-)  
Speakers, speaker cables or I’m getting old…
I can sum it up with one word...thin.  lol  
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
I'm just trying to picture a flagon and a clock in the same setting.  The Middle Ages called...they want their wine vessel back.  he he  Just teasing...I couldn't let the opportunity go by as you maybe never see that term used.  But the imagery is... 
The time has come and I request advice...
I just got an Eversolo A8 and very happy with it.  Massive bang for the buck.  A ton of features and quality points!  Does it all.  They go for around $1900.