Responses from jhnnrrs

What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
@panzrwagn No one here wants to listen to basic truths.  Shunyata, Synergistic Research, Audioquest, Furutech, and others have latched into a bunch of gullible dreamers with little common sense and no room for enlightenment. As long as they're not... 
Need a new integrated, what say you?
Rega Elex Mk.4    
Looking for a great phono pre-amp in the $1000 or less range
The Schiit Mani or the iFi Zen Phono would be your best bet with that cartridge.  Grados are not detail-hounds, nor are they particularly accurate, and you will not benefit from a higher-end phono stage.  I have the Mani 1 and the iFi Zen and use ... 
does anyone have a Schematic for a CM Labs 911 amplifier
There's one at HiFiEngine.com.  You'll need to register if you haven't already.  It's free and it's a wonderful resource.  
Anyone else using slugs instead of fuses? Comments on metals used and sound please
Replacing fuses with slugs on expensive equipment.  Makes me embarrassed to be involved in this hobby.  Utterly moronic.  
Is it worth it? DAC question
You already own the iFi, so plugging it to try it will cost you nothing, so just do it.  That said, I've never listened to it, but I've heard the BlueSound DAC isn't very good.  I own the iFi Zen DAC Signature V2 and the iFi Zen One Signature and ... 
Pictures at an Exhibition
I was introduced to this piece through the ELP version.  I picked up the original Telarc version (vinyl) and as usually happens, the first becomes your reference.  Anyway, I must have a dozen versions, but the Telarc remains my favorite.  
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
I went to Lyric HiFi in White Plains, NY in 1981 to buy a pair of DCM Time Windows - the then darling of the audiophile press.  I asked to listen to them and the salesman obliged and I thought they sounded really good.  The salesman then switched ... 
All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong
There are a bunch of people in the audiophile forums on Facebook that get real upset when you nay-say something about Radio Shack garbage or Pioneer/Kenwood/Sansui speakers with 8 cheap drivers splashed willy-nilly across the front (and/or rear) b... 
All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong
Good grief!  People are actually touting Radio Shack speakers?  Please escort them out of the building - through the back door - with extreme prejudice.    
Tracking down a hum.
I had a Tung-Sol 6sn7 that developed a very low level static sound well before 300 hours.  Just sayin'.    
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Get a bicycle.  If you're going to sit, at least let it be useful.    
The use of digital pitch correction software on vocal recordings
Pitch correction allows supremely non-talented flops to proliferate in the pop music field.  Hacks like Post Malone and The Weeknd, who have no actual voices outside of what was concocted with a computer have no place in the annals of music.  Add ... 
Burning smell
A 6 year old amp emitting a burning smell is a sign that something is overheating and cooking nearby insulation or itself, like an overheating resistor. Don’t take it lightly. On a new amp burning smells may happen for a while but soon diminish - ... 
SNAKE OIL! A new TV Show hosted by David Spade
Ted Denney of Synergistic Research should be the host.