Responses from puerto

Strage problem - power lines amps /preamp noise
Ether - I should have mentioned that my pre-amp is plugged directly into an APC surge protection/battery back-up device as are all the other components except for the two amps which are plugged directly into the wall with each having its own dedic... 
Should Sound Quality of Computer Audio be improved
I have to agree with Chadeffect. I have been following this thread for the shear entertainment value of it and it seems to me that one of Pettyofficer's cables is malfunctioning, or at least there is a loose connection somewhere. I hesitated to us... 
Does the Quality of the USB cable matter?
Would these comments be the same if we were discussing Firewire? 
Firewire Question for iMac
Mingles thanks so much for your response. It was very helpful. Since my FW800 port is being used for an external HD I will use the FW400 for the Weiss. It will be a straight 6 pin to 6 pin.Not sure why my iMac has both FW400 and FW800 but heck, I'... 
Firewire Question for iMac
Thank you for the response Al - my iMac has both Firewire 400 and Firewire 800 so I guess it is already an older version! LOL! Given that I have the 400 port then 6-pin male to 6-pin male is the right choice. BTW, I use the 800 port for an externa... 
USB ports do everything except export music
I think you are right that the audio output of iMac is not working (USB ports). Thanks Sfar! 
USB ports do everything except export music
Thank you for the response Sfar! I did as you suggested and yes, USB comes up as an option but no music. The Pop Pulse shows a steady green light when I connect the USB cable from the back of the computer to the Pop Pulse but when music is actuall... 
Where stands the music of Chet Baker with you?
I don't enjoy his music. 
If you could bring back one great artist that has
I see that Rolling Stone is listing their top ten all time guitar players - Jimi Hendrix is No. 1 but I still like Janis Joplin and Buddy Holly. 
Audioengr: Are you suggesting that it works just as well to use Pure Music and forget downloading XLD (unless you want to rip)? I am looking at the exact same issue as the OP. A friend is coming to visit with some FLAC music but my iMac, iTunes li... 
USB to SPDIF Converters
M2Tech Hiface gets good reviews. 
Survey-What is your most used source?
Here it is now 2011. . . .It would be interesting to see the same posts today. I'm betting the Mac Mini or PC would top the list. Anybody out there???? 
Recommendations for a custom cable company
Thanks to each of you! I will check them out! 
If you could bring back one great artist that has
Unsound: You make a very good observation about "different points in my life". BTW, your right to change your mind is reserved! We'll see if he shows up! 
If you could bring back one great artist that has
I'm surprised that Roy Orbison hasn't been mentioned yet unless I overlooked it.