Responses from bgross

The receiver was my intro to HiFi! What say you?
Went to college knowing nothing about hifi... saw other parents lugging in boxes and setting kids stereos up in their dorm rooms. Not gonna lie, was pretty jealous considering I landed at school with a hockey bag, 3 sticks a suitcase and a clock r... 
can you help me narrow my speaker cables short list please?
SUPRA Sword... color might fit but cables are excellent and under $1K. Speaker cables do matter. In most cases you get what you pay for. Buy preowned if possible. Just my opinion   
My experience with The Music Room
They are a fine outfit for sure but this is kinda becoming an infomercial...    
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
Find a couple of PS Audio, Ultimate Outlets... make sure they are the high current model. One of the few power conditioner/tweaks I have a purchase that truly worked. Will never sell mine.  
12AX7A preamp tubes - ribbed vs smooth plate
GE Black Plate 5751 are great tubes and I've used them a lot over the years. Late 60's Mazda 12ax7 WA silver plate however are the finest small sig tubes I've iused in my current preamp. Have run through Amperex, Tele, Brimar, Mullard & I find... 
DAC Suggestions
I bought a Canor, DAC 2.10 strictly from a review I read on Positive Feedback & those guys loved it, now, so do I. Purchased from Holt Hill in Boston & it was about the best money I've spent on my digital end yet. I moved up from a Synthas... 
Replacement for Shindo
Canor is 100% opposite of anything Shindo - not like-sounding & with a totally different audio philosophy. Very nice gear, yes, but in no way similar on any level  
Tune of the Day
Curtis Mayfield, "Here But I'm Gone" off New World Order  
Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
Supra, Sword Excalibur - excellent cables for use with tube gear. I use them in 8' lengths w/jumpers too on my Audio Note, AN-e. Just my opinion...  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
@elliottbnewcombjr saw these last night while surfing around after the SB  https://holthill.com/products/jse-infinite-slope-model-2-ready-to-rock    
Best Covers
@immatthewj  - Sundays covering "Wild Horses" was also mentioned on 2/8. Excellent 90's vibe - good call   
Best Covers
Shelby Lynne covering Dusty Springfield "Breakfast in Bed" off Just A Little Lovin' Hans Theessink covering Led Belly "My Girl" off Songs From The Southland Yuri Honing Trio covering The Police "Walking On The Moon" off Star Tracks Chris Cornel... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
Search out a clean preowned Classe Delta CA-2300... end search, you have arrived. Perfect amp for your Dynaudio speaks!   
Best Covers
Faces covering Paul McCartney "Maybe Amazed" off Long Player Stereophonics covering Chris Farlowe/ Rod Stewart, "Handbags & Gladrags" off Just Enough Education To Perform  George Michael covering Elton John, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"... 
Best Covers
Moby covering Bowie "Heros" off Reprise Roaeane Cash covering The Beatles "I’m Only Sleeping" off Retrospective Heart covering Led Zepplin "Stairway to Heaven" Kennedy Center Honors Concert in 2012 - special performance Jeff Buckley covering Le...