Responses from extracampine

Ethernet Cables
If they didn’t work, why would people spend $100s on Ethernet cables, and why would people make them. There must be something better about those expensive cables to justify the price. Also, maybe you can’t hear the difference but at least with one... 
Is easy to know when a non english speaker is writting?
It’s kind of like a Turing test for language....In terms of detecting that someone is using English as their non-native language, it would also depend on the level of mastery of the “foreign writer” and the educational level of the reader.  
Most organic / real / analogue sounding DAC (ideally with Volume Control) for $1500??????
Sounds like you want to check out Lampizator. Tube DACs that were developed with exactly what you are describing in mind. For your budget you could pick up a lower end model, or something a little better second hand.  
Synergistic Research Cable Risers?
The cable risers definitely work. If you’re looking for evidence, look to the experts - the electricity companies use big ones all the time. You can see them outside on some places where the cables are carried well above ground height. Put them at... 
Higher End DACs
As mentioned above, try Lampizator. They have a range but the Golden Gate 2 might be best for your price point. Often come out on top on DAC shootout forum threads.  
On hearing and listening.
Oral or aural pleasure, take your pick. You can hear without having to listen - for example, if you’re sitting in a cafe reading the news, you’ll be hearing what’s going on around you but not listening to it (I.e. actively paying attention to it).... 
Wow! Hard to believe how Good this sounds!
Maybe the tweak fairies sneaked in while you were away and swapped some fuses over.  
Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8...OMG!!
I had a different experience with these - they sounded a little worse than the Cardas I had, so I got rid of them again. 
Review on Tekton Design Perfect Set Speaker just went live on Six Moons.com
You need a vector quantisation device to ensure proper symmetry of sound reaching the listening base. A big cardboard box might do.  
A DAC that can make digital sound analog?
Lampizator dacs are definitely worth checking out. In fact, equalling the quality of analogue playback was kind of their raison d’etre.  
Machina Dynamica New Dark Matter CD and Blu Ray tray treatment?
Who is the cat? 
Dac selections
Get a Lampi :)  
Are manufacturers having discussions removed from Audiogon if they turn negative?
Agreed, Greg’s post above is needlessly inflammatory and no longer objective. Ignore it and move on with the discussion.  
Finite Elemente Cerabase vs Symposium Rollerblocks
I'm not sure what you mean by "insert the screw footers". The footers have a hole (with a screw in) on the side. I don't think you could connect a component to the side of the footer.  
Finite Elemente Cerabase vs Symposium Rollerblocks
I have the Finite Elemente Cerabase Classic, and wondered if anyone in this thread knows the answer to my question -These footers have a small hole near the base, with a screw poking out. What is the purpose of this screw and what should I do with...