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Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
Amen to that.  I have been dealing with these while. My speaker terminals are up high.  I had bananas bend at the shrink wrap from the weight of the cables so sent them back and had spades put on them.  Wont stay tight.  I found some right angle b... 
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
Put a Furman Elite 15i on my system.  Helped the sound.  Then I went on a mission around the house and plugged the chargers and lamps, etc into Furman PST8.  Electrical noise goes either direction in the wiring but still the idea of blocking it wi... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
We are not welding connections together.  It is important to make good contact between cable and component.  If we look under a microscope we need all the help we can g e t.  We clean up our signal at the source.  Then noise can be reintroduced at... 
Best Covers
Lay Down Sally Jerry Garcia Band "Under the Boardwalk" Tom Tom Club  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
Brian Eno "Babie's on Fire"  Not very inviting but features Robert Fripp plays the most blistering guitar solo I have ever heard.  
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
Not new but I  have a Mighty Sam McClain "Keep on Moving"  this. Was on an audiophile record label, but I can't remember.  Soulful, tuneful and dynamicly recorded.  May not be a mixdown.  
What affects front to back depth in room/ system?
I don't think this can be oversimplified. It is a combination  of things.  * speaker placement * room treatment *speaker isolation * recording styles or techniques *cabling *music service  *low noise in signal I believe it is a combination... 
Ribbon cable inside amplifiers
I think A tube preamp does not go through tubes like an amp.   There are lots of nice tube preamps.  The Pass would be nice. I am using a passive so the idea is no change to the signal.  
Ribbon cable inside amplifiers
@audphile1 my pass is about 3 yrs old.  It was a demo, but brand new condition.  I miss Reno Hi Fi. It took about a week to break in and it takes an hour to fully warm up.  I think it has a very smooth, accurate, neutral and nice bass.  I am set, ... 
Ribbon cable inside amplifiers
Look at the binding posts on a Pass.  That will tell you how they are built.  All pass amps are overbuilt.  Mine is rated at 25W Class A, and the output transistors are rated for 500 watts(approx).  Couple that with heavy construction and heat sin... 
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I have $3k Crites with 2 subs.  100dB.  Pass XA25. Don't knock it, this system is really enjoyable.  It will play as loud as you ever want, yet sound good at 70 dB.  You can feel the bass even at lower volumes. These speakers sound good by themsel... 
Jim Winey (Magnepan) has passed away.
Sorry to hear this.  Prayers and blessings to his family. Groundbreaking design.  I must admit these don't fit in a dorm room very well.  We had a set of single panel ones, can't remember model number.  I was around these alot about 10 years but ... 
What use to burn in power cords?
If you want to break it in, why not just play music.  Seems to take awhile even if I  am just plugging and unplugging interconnects, cords, speaker cables it takes awhile for everything to get back to the same sound but it's not that dramatic.  
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
I think efficient speakers are the way to go. This gives you so much flexibility with amps. Many of these speakers listed need big amps, ones that double to 2 ohms. Based on design these are all worth looking at Volti Fleetwood Joseph Audio. T... 
*DAC
@navyachts I tried low cost options. Until recently, there were so many people who said it doesnt matter, so I wanted to try the low cost option in case these changes didn’t work.You could spend multiple times more. I think noise is a really big...