jwpstayman

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Flexible Power Cords
Take a look at the DH Labs Power Plus Cryo - exceptional performance and very flexible at a price that won't break the bank.  
Recommendation Repair Technician
Let's see - awful amp design and the company closed its doors.  Anyone else see a connection?  Why would you seriously want to keep and use an amp for "a very very long time" when it self destructs due to poor design?  
Query on power cable with IEC C13 and US 2-prong
All of the pictures of the back of your transport that I have seen show that it takes a standard C13 power cord  and there IS a ground pin, so YES - the wall plug should also be a standard 3 prong US wall plug, NOT a 2 pin without a ground.  
Hum in speakers, and suggestions for stopping it
I would get an inexpensive AC line tester (Home Depot/Lowes) and check that the outlet you are using is wired correctly and also ( just for jollies) check the outlet that the PowerPlant is wired correctly as well.  Fix whichever one is the problem... 
Cable upgrades
HI James - your best bet is going to be using something like Synergistic Research Foundation interconnects for the bigger soundstage and extended upper frequencies.  and YES - your cables should be the same length.  Why would you fool around with ... 
Rutherford Audio
Rutherford Audio is an excellent company that handles a lot of different products, but mostly specialize in turntables/analog.  GREAT people to work with, by the way!  
REL .LFE input
In most cases, the hum is caused by having a cable box or satellite dish being grounded at a different point in the house and you trying to feed the audio signal from the tv/monitor to the system.   Disconnect that input on your integrated and see... 
Cable supports on the cheap...
Lets make this easy AND cheap - just take a cd jewel box, open it up, turn it on the side and you have a good cable support and almost everyone has some of those!  
DAC as pre amp
For what it's worth - I had considerable experience using various DAC's with my Veloce tube (battery powered) preamp with great results and every time ( except the last) the preamp added space and refinement to the sound quality.  The last time I ... 
Sagra by Eleven
HI Mdrone - I used the Sagra DAC in my home system for about 2 years.  IT is a very musical DAC with an R2R Ladder design.  Nicely detailed, good imaging, very reliable and slightly ( ever so slightly) leaning towards musical rather than analytica... 
DH Labs power cables
you ought to try their cry version - they are faster, and ( somehow or other) much more flexible, almost slinky.  
Shunyata Sigma V2 Speaker Cables .....your sonic impressions in your system(s)
I use and LOVE the Sigma V2 speaker cables in my system.  They were a major upgrade over the original Sigma speaker cables,  I find that these cables allow the system to reproduce tonal and timbral nuances better than anything else I have used.  A... 
Tuning your tubes
Tattooed - try moving the Herbies lower on the glass of the tube.  They do really work well and wick away the heat.  If you put them lower, some of the bloom returns and the treble is more in line with the rest of the audio spectrum  
what preamp goes best with mccormack dna 500, follow up....
I would absolutely look at the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp as being a great match for that amp.  Contrary to jafant's suggestion,  I would steer clear of c-j preamps - their output impedance curves are all over the place with changes in vol... 
Sweet Sounding DAC
To address the topic, I have used the Eleven Audio Sagra DAC (R2R Ladder DAC) for almost 3 years and found it to be on the sweeter side, non-fatiguing, but still dynamic.  It is a 1/2 width DAC ( which was desired), has USB, Co-Ax, and I believe A...