Responses from squared80

The $10,000 Question
Buckeye Amps. One of the best objectively tested amps in the industry. I have their Purifi version. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/buckeye-3-channel-purifi-amplifier-review-2nd.43834/ https://www.buckeyeamp.com/    
Power cable Advice...
Newsflash: it doesn't matter. I'm drowning in snake oil here. If someone wants to spend a ton of money simply because they want a pretty looking cable, great, that's their business. But let's not pretend it's going to make anything sound different... 
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
A lot of their amps measure objectively worse than amps priced MUCH MUCH cheaper. Not that they're bad amps by any means, but you're paying for name and esthetics.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Placebo. Enjoy your speakers, though.   
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
Good speakers can play anything. Period.  
Upgraded my cables and they transformed my system!!!
Score another point for the placebo effect. But hey, it's your money. Whatever works.  
The subwoofer site we don't talk about enough
It was taken down a few months ago due to budgetary reasons. I guess someone stepped in and saved it. The MWAVE podcast with Youthman on YouTube may be inviting him on for an interview soon. Wish someone else could step in and have time to update ... 
What use to burn in power cords?
Wow. Placebo effect in full force here. Enjoy the snake oil.   
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
Safe model? Odd premise in a world of subjectivity.  
2024 Audio System Wish List
I find it odd that a lot of folks want to invest in room treatments AFTER they've purchased and setup all their gear. That's backwards. Better late than never, I guess. I just finished my room a few months ago so we're going to sit back and enjoy ... 
Cable management....crossing at right angles or
Crossing at 90 degree angles is a good practice, but don't put anything around your cables, they will just cause interference where there was none before. And unless you're using lamp cord or metal hangers, you won't hear anything either. This pla... 
Because you don't hear cables.  
Cable elevators
Posts like this are incredible. Barrels of snake oil. You may as well run a coat hanger... it wouldn't sound any different than what you're doing now. This is all psychological.  
New CD Player
You're talking about 0's and 1's, dude. A CD player from 25 years ago is fine,  much less 12 years ago or even last week.  
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
Pretty lame premise for a thread. Just trolling for vitriol, I see.