Responses from vdotman

Qobuz dropping rights to my favorites. A pox on their house.
It's happened a few times, but with so much content I just move on to new favorites!  
What is the most important cable in your system
Well, since I have a Bel Canto E1X integrated amp/dac/streamer, it's the power cable of course - Cardas Clear :>)  
Pure Class-A Amp under $2000 (USED)
If you can find a refurbished Sumo The Nine Plus, it's a great sounding Class A amp. I wouldn't buy one though unless it's been thoroughly updated with new caps, etc. by a professional service tech. It does use a cooling fan so be aware of that.  
My first tube integrated: which one to get?
End Game - Leben CS-600 Integrated Amplifier (32 wpc all tube) Starting Point - Rogue Sphinx V3 (tube pre w/100 wpc Class D amp; upgrade the tubes to NOS Mullards from the 60's)    
speakers/ amps liking one another
At the end of the day, outside of the room you listen to music in, system synergy is right up there when it comes to overall sound quality, and amp/speaker synergy definitely falls into that category. The ONLY way to know how a system is going to ... 
Is it worth upgrading a CD player?
If like me, you have a large CD/SACD collection, then there may be an advantage to updating your CD/SACD player. About a year or so ago I bought the Marantz SA-KI RUBY SACD/CD Player and DAC. It meets all my needs and expectations and then some, b... 
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
Yes they do, regardless of what others may say. They really do.  
Estate sale Fuselier speakers for $370 but I know nothing about them.
 The woofers in the 3/3.3’s were Vifa. Tweeters were Audax. The midrange changed several times as the model evolved but the model 3 may have started as an Audax. The model 3.3 used a Peerless midrange.The final iteration, the model 5, used a Dynau... 
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
They are two totally different presentations. Both speakers have exceptional bass for their size, but the LS6's bass is fuller and more rounded, whereas the JA is faster and tighter. Beyond that, the JA is more detailed which in my system led to l... 
Power Cables - Stock vs. Budget
Pangea AC-14 SE MkII: $79.95  
Bookshelf speakers that renders 3D soundstage
Ditto - Fritz Loudspeakers could suit. Well built, good bass extension, reasonably priced, very spacious.   I also like the BBC heritage loudspeakers, especially those from Graham Audio. Derek Hughes is a very accomplished designer/engineer.  
The new dynamic in speaker pricing
Holy Grail, End Game, such descriptions are used frequently to describe ultra high end audio gear. Those who are familiar with jays’ audio lab get a steady diet of his latest and greatest. I enjoy jay’s channel, but only for entertainment. The Abs... 
Joseph Audio Perspective2 vs Harbeth SHL5+
Apples vs oranges. The Harbeths favor that British sound typically characterized by a wonderfully clear but slightly mellow midrange while the JA’s are all about speed, transparency and soundstage; not as meaty as the Harbeths through the midband.... 
Inside the Iso Acoustics mechanism
I've heard tapioca pudding constrained in a zip-lock baggie is also quite good (to eat).  
Just my observation - seems like there is less listed on AG
Audiogon’s business model seems to have changed where they are no longer favoring the hobbyist, with a great number of listings now coming from dealers with e-stores linked, such as TMR and similar, although TMR appears to be the most prolific. No...