Responses from ptss

Measurements for a dedicated line
I agree completely with getting a dedicated line with thicker wiring. I would add that an Equitech 2Q or higher will be a wonderful complement.   
Repairs to Spectral preamp
Spectral. Disappointed with Spectral. (Berkeley is a different matter.)  
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
Interesting responses. I don't "hate" Berkeley. Just disappointed. I'll certainly "get over it :) " I did not think my post would be considered extreme. Just a little disappointed - no "hate" , not even dislike.  Disappointed,  just a little :). ... 
Repairs to Spectral preamp
Agree with jond - and very disappointed with Berkely. Won't buy  Anything else of theirs. Eric, any chance you know a competent service Shop. I'm not concerned about shipping costs, and have original boxes.   
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
I'm disappointed that a company like Berkely, Espousing dedication to fidelity, wouldn't have known and spoken of the false claims of MQA. My gut tells me they must have known; so shame on them.  
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
Why were they not forthcoming. Do ethics matter in Audio?  
Component Video versus S-Video
Based on distortion and frequency response specs 100hz crossover in often ideal.  
Power Conditioner
MIT Z Stabilizer 2 has proven effective.  
Power Conditioner
I am pleased with my Equitech 2Q  
Factory service for products from the 90's
A Rolls Royce from the 1990's still provides a luxurious ride and safely gets you from a to b. I think excellent audio products from the 90's still sound good.  
Do you consider cables to be a "component" of your system?
I do.  
Thought on Spectral Audio's future?
@mijostyn your "friend" certainly never complained in a public way.... I welcome being corrected-- with facts, just the facts :)  
Michael Fremer leaves Analog Planet
I'm glad to know he's still working on vinyl. I just signed up for The Absolute Sound :)  
Can moving wire location at circuit breaker reduce hum?
@erik_squires . Would balanced power unit, like an Equitech, be any use?  
Thought on Spectral Audio's future?
Agree Eric. I never could understand Spectral's business plan. Perhaps the owners have other sources of income - or don't need income?