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A persistent hummmm...
Have a new Hi Fi Rose streamer, hooked up last night. Sounds pretty good but for the first time-hum. Can't handle hum so here I go as well.   
Amp — Leave on or turn off
I tend to lean towards leaving things on, and digital/transistor for sure.  
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Sorry Jaygilb but there is no way my ears made good with what was coming out of my speaker cables when I first used them. There were times when the signal was so garbled was completely unlistenable. To each his own.  
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
For your electronics you will definitely need very efficient speakers. My system is much like yours, mainly tube. The 845s are limiting your choices but certainly provide a very musical, engaging signal. No one has mentioned ZU Definition IV but b... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
Last two bought without audition.More than pleased but took some upstream changes to get them to sing.  
Why do we demand so much from our systems?
That’s a pretty dark take, but OK. The pleasure of hearing a virtusuo ply his trade and turn an instrument into an absolutely sublime experience is more than just a consumer purchase. It just is. I sometimes listen to records, older somewhat obscu... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
When one purchases a 10K cartridge they are stepping out on the ledge. No way around it. If you're actually looking and this is more than conjecture the solution put forth by tunes409 sounds pretty good. Phasemation is a very solid brand IMO.  
how to use LDA quartz regenerator??? help
Bought a Monarchy regenerator. It would be a reach for me to believe it doesn't help. But then I'm a big believer in cleaning up the power.   
Where to go next with the turntable
I would get a tube phono stage.   
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
Have some Lavricables, high purity silver interconnects that I like.  
New TT : Balanced vs. Unbalanced Connection?
Used to have a fully balanced system, IMO balanced removes some of the noise that gets in the way of the music. Highly recommended. And don't let anyone tell you it's only about long cables. True or floating balanced, both work    
Upgraded my cables and they transformed my system!!!
Most of us are looking to optimize our systems and many end up looking to cables as a way to accomplish this. They matter. But it is an imprecise endeavor with few guideposts. The upgrades can be expensive but there may be gold at the end of the r... 
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
The timbre has to be authentic and therefore pleasing. When just last night my new tonearm auditioned my system became much more musical. I don't care to use any other adjectives. Stayed up way to late.  
A little deeper on amp power please....
Amps to speaker equations do seem complicated. Having 100wpc tube amps on 93 dB speakers seems enough for me. Although not knowing the phase angles and impedance of the speaker calls into question the compatability of the pairing, headroom should ... 
HAVE YOU ARRIVED AT YOUR FINAL SYSTEM AND WHAT’S IN IT? WHAT ARTIST IS YOUR GO TO?
Back to the thread. I now have my final system Again.