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SVS sub owners, Past and Present
I currently own a SB2000 for home theater, and a SB1000 Pro for my dedicated 2 ch audio. Here is a list of what I don't like about both of them.  
"World's Best Cables" vs Audioquest interconnects
Burn-in believer here. New cables to my ears can sound hard/harsh with a narrow soundstage. After some run time the highs smooth out, soundstage blooms, and the mud in bass becomes fast, and well defined. My latest upgrades were Cardas Clear USB a... 
Cable brands that work well with Cardas?
I have GR Research 16 strand cables on the output of my Mac MA5300 feeding B&W 705 S2's. Not considering upgrading them at all!  
Favorite religious song
"Ancient Of Days" by Ron Kenoly    
Favorite religious song
It is obvious that the term "religious" means many different things to different people. That being said; "Ancient Of Days" by Ron Kenoly. Timeless!  
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
I've owned Jolida, Conrad Johnson, Hegel,  Cary Audio, and now I own a Mac MA5300. I do not regret it at all. I saw a comment about KEF's. I had a pricey pair of KEF Reference speakers that I lived with for a few years. They were pretty good but l... 
Fascinated By GR Research Channel
I think Danny is a "stand-up" guy. I have his 16 strand speaker cable, and two of his power cables. I am well pleased with both, and the 16 strand cables exceeded my expectations. Perception is a wonderful thing. You might say that he is trying to... 
Short list of musical subwoofers
Adding to my previous post, the smartphone app of the SB-1000 Pro lets you fine tune it from listening position. Tweaks as follows from app, volume, low pass filter, phase in one degree increments, polarity, three parametric equalizers, room gain ... 
Short list of musical subwoofers
I had a Velodyne SPL 1000 for almost 20 years. I wanted to upgrade, and ordered a RSL Speedwoofer. That was a fast pass. I ordered a SVS SB-2000. It was an awesome sub. All those applications were for my home theater. For my dedicated 2 channel au... 
What are you using as a streamer? Constructive feedback please.
I bought ifi Zen Stream based on reviews (sale$360). I use USB from the Stream to a Topping D70S DAC, and then balanced to my Mac MA5300. SQ is excellent. Do not care for the app.  
Best Integrated that you've heard under $5k
The audio market in my area has shrunk. There really isn't much to choose from at all. I wound up with a McIntosh MA5300. I can listen to it ALL day long.  
Are Bowers and Wilkins speakers overpriced?
I heard a few B&W speakers in the past, and wasn't impressed. That being said, I recently turned in my Revel F32's for a pair of B&W 705 S2's. I would seriously like to send one to GR Research, have it measured, and upgraded. I do think th... 
Favorite cable brand.
Apogee Wyde Eye digital coax. GR Research 16 strand speaker cables. GR Research power cables. AudioQuest Pearl USB on order to eval. McIntosh MA5300 int, Cary Audio CDP-1, Ifi Zen Stream, B&W 705 S2. I have more air, and space than I imagined... 
My Ifi Zen Stream Review: 3D Soundstage!
@classdstreamer Thank you for the clarification. I do appreciate it.  
My Ifi Zen Stream Review: 3D Soundstage!
New to streaming, and am looking for some tech knowledge. I replaced the Yamaha WXC-50 streamer with the Ifi Zen Stream. I am using the dac in my McIntosh MA5300. The Mac display always shows 44.1 Khz while internet radio shows much higher broadca...