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Audioquest Hurricane High Current Power Cable on my DAC. That's right!!!
I don’t like sushi. That’s why I don’t participate on sushi forums.   
Accuphase E-5000 factory power cord good enough?
+1 @jl35.  I use after market cabling as well. However,this is really only a decision you, and your ears can make.   
Time, Wear, and Technological Evolution
Ed, that is awesome!  So glad to hear that you’ve hit it out of the park!  It’s remarkable how are ears somewhat adjust to deteriorating crossover parts over the years. We may think our 20 year old equipment sounds as great as the day we brought t... 
list of speakers
That is a pretty cool site! Thanks for all the work that went into it, and thanks for sharing.   
Time, Wear, and Technological Evolution
Well Ed, our tastes and listening levels are about the same. If the wife is out of the house, listening levels are probably around 85db,maybe a tick more. Usually I’m at around 70 db.  My dedicated listening room is small, 9x13x8. Stand mounts and... 
Time, Wear, and Technological Evolution
If you can, go to some hifi shops,and have a listen to what’s out there. You may want to give some details,like room size. What kind of listening do you do? 110 db rock concert levels,or low level listening. In a large room,and concert levels, LS5... 
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
It’s great to hear that some businesses still offer customer service.   
Help Identifying Speakers
The pair referenced above sold for $1300, according to hifi shark.   
Hostility from manufacturers
Out of all the items I have purchased used, I have had three companies I reached out to.  All instances, I was treated like a preferential customer.   The first being Aric Audio, the second being Accent Speakers (Nola),the third was the Hornshoppe... 
Best Used Speaker Under $4,000 w/ Respectable Lows
It appears that the OP’s last post was the question he asked starting this thread. I’m guessing he’s all set.   
Is toeing speakers a bad idea?
I rotate four different pairs of speakers.  Three of them I set with no toe in, and the other I set with slight toe in. Go figure.    
Mattresses, not stereos is where the money is
I sold bedding and furniture many years ago.  One of the bedding lines we carried was Simmons. The top model we carried was around $1200.  Simmons offered the sales force that model for $250. I purchased a set for my folks,and a set for myself.  I... 
Anyone with Aric Audio experience?
I purchased a pre from Aric a few years back. I also purchased one of his preamps on the used market. The same great service.  He is awesome to work with, and he responds very quickly when any questions pop up.    
Happy Holidays to All
Merry Christmas to all!   
Tube preamp for pass labs ?
And one more nomination for Aric Audio. I have his Motherlode II paired with a First Watt J2. In my secondary system I have an older Aric Audio Unlimited paired with a First Watt F5. Both systems put a smile on my ears day after day.  Aric is real...