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Flexible Power Cords
+1 Audio Envy are excellent.  Lightweight, flexible, OCC wire, tight grip, perform way above their price point.  Captain does a great job with his cords.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
The separate outlets are not listed on the website.  You have to email or call Cap and “Let’s make a deal”. Same outlets he uses in his quad set up.    
LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
@tangramca I was wondering maybe my issue was the Z40+ had too much power and when I was driving them at lower volume they suffered.  The lower power models ,like your UL, when driven at a higher amp level might be the ticket to better bass and me... 
LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
Yes, LTA mentioned they paired them with Spatials at shows.  I played the LTA z40+ amp through both Goldenear Tritan 2 towers and Fritz monitors.   I now have moved to a full tube set up with a Decware Torii Jr v2 amp with Supratek Cabernet pre ro... 
LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
Glad to  hear you really like your LTA UL.  I had the opposite experience with an LTA Z40+ int.  Bass was weak and the amp was lifeless at low volume 50-70db (which I prefer to listen) even with nos Mullards. Soundstage and higher volumes sounded ... 
Credenza or media stand for hiding away equipment
Thanks for the BDI recommendation.  Nice options and designs.  
Absorbing traffic noise with Helmholtz resonators (video)
Interesting topic to me….I was not one of the naysayers who actually experimented with @mahgister bottle Helmholtz resonators.  I liked using 4 - 1.75L Bourbon or other bottles with long necks.  More is better but I had to control myself.  I added... 
Credenza or media stand for hiding away equipment
 Some different thoughts…Cut out or remove the back panels to allow additional space and air flow.  Can add a platform that extends past the back of the cabinet to set deep components on.   Add usb computer cooling fans if it gets too warm.  I do ... 
Zavfino prima mk2 speaker cables
I have had both 8tc and 12tc cables but now have Goertz Mi-3’s (Cable Co.). Stunning cables, well priced and the best I have heard. They are 3” copper ribbon style.  I cover mine with a black stretch sleeve for better appearance. Also, recommend A... 
Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
@larryi had a tube related experience where I was moving my amp around installing speaker cables fussing with close binding posts with spades.  Fired up my amp and tube preamp all was good.  Added isolation springs under my amp and my right channe... 
Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
With you on this one.  Bananas are much more convenient  to install with our ever increasing cable sizes.  Especially with how close makers design their speaker posts so darn close together.  Give us some space guys.  No matter how tight you tight... 
Modern Speaker switch for use with banana plugs
I bought this one with upgraded silver wire for my Home theatre system to use the same main speakers but switch them from a 2 channel tube amp and a home theatre 7.1 avs amp. Works and sounds great. You could use multiple ones to add more speakers... 
Supratek Owners Thread
Thanks for the info and keeping the thread alive.  Didn’t know Mick still makes/sells power amps. I have a Decware Torii Jr V2 tube amp shipping any day after waiting 2 years to be made. Looking forward to seeing how it pairs with my Cab and 91db ... 
Anyone else using slugs instead of fuses? Comments on metals used and sound please
@lcherepkai Thanks…no I do not know of anyone trying the Rhodium/TCopper slug from Verifiaudio.  It’s too pricey for me and I’d rather spend that $ towards a second SFB and use the silver slugs.  I do like their gold/copper slug as well for bright... 
Audio envy - dang!
I would ask Cap, he is very responsive and helpful.  Try the expanded when they arrive you might be surprised.  I would think the Mega is a good choice.  Only way to know is try one.  With AE’s 45 day return policy no risk.