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Upgrade Digital Cable Review
I think any $500 digital cable (well built and peer reviewed) probably would have performed significantly better than the $100 cable I had used, However, not being able to listen to 100's of cables, I took a leap and bought that Black Magic ULTRA ... 
Older Power Cables
It isn't uncommon for folks who are enjoying nice rigs to stay clear of the power cable upgrade black hole. My Audiolab CDT6000 (CD transport) had a stock power cord supplied with unit. On a whim, I ordered a Pangea power cord from Audio Advisors ... 
Tube amps under $7500
By the way. the owner of Raven Audio Dave Thomson keeps a stash of awesome NOS tubes to cater to his "Raven Heads" so you always have a reliable source of perfect tubes to keep the unit singing at its very best. Plus each tube has its own sound si... 
Tube amps under $7500
No balanced input which is so sad but Raven Audio is so good I've had to compromise. Actually I haven't noticed the difference since the quality is distracting me from my normal OCD tendencies. Wonderful presence and "human-ness" if you can imagin... 
Worst Speakers Ever??
When I had my first job in the "Electronic Sound" (yes, that actually was the name of a Grand Rapids based 'stereo' store), I brought home the McIntosh speakers to try out. I had the tangent tracking  bang olufsen turntable, some Luxman pre-amp, e... 
Turntable Isolation
I had the trouble too with loose floor. I created a suspended platform held up by bungee cords attached to 4 small pillars at each corner. The idea is to put an appropriately sized board held up only by the four bungee cords threaded through those... 
Inexpensive turntable to play old records
Uturn audio builds a nice turntable in USA for low $$$$. I've run one to death banging the worse $1.00 records to get a kick out of some nostalgia inspiring LP's. I did put an Ortofon Blue in just because I did want to hear something. Its good eno... 
A persistent hummmm...
I can sympathize. A hum can get into your head until the whole musical experience is ruined. I too have a hot tube amp and my speakers boast of a 104 db efficiency rating. (Asking for trouble but I owned speakers before I discovered the amp) No ma... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
The Iso-pucks lift the top high enough so the rubber feet aren't touching at all. I've built gloss black rods to fill in the gaps where the two pieces look sweet together while these black square rods (aprox 1" X 1" X 24") do not touch top but fil... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
Success! The Iso-puck 76's work much better than those crazy 'purple' cushion things I made. Radical enhancement of clarity in the entire frequency range. I wish another Lascala owner would try this so I can see if this really helps other as much ... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
Terms such as Hi-Fi and Mid-Fi are so subjective as to be useless. However, I felt like I experienced an objective demonstration of the difference in my music world. Allow me to explain. Occasionally I read that Klipsch Lascalas are "mid-fi" speak... 
Parasound CD-1
I had bought the Yamaha s2100 cd player. Thought I'd gotten the top of the CD lines but the Audiolab and Nuprime dwarf it in sound quality. Plus Yamaha was endlessly glitchy. However it was impervious to room jarring whereas the Audiolab is very t... 
Recommendation Tube Integrated
The heart of my system has been the Raven Audio Integrated tube amp. Actually I don't know which Raven to call it any more due to my propensity to avail myself of every upgrade devised by those Raven techs. Got the new PC board, upgraded to toroid... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
"I might have to try something similar to what you’ve done with the LS." ozzy62 Please post here as to what you discover by isolating the HF from LF bins. I used the purple seat cushion on a whim since cross disturbance from vibration is what manu... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
I've ordered 6 Iso-pucks 76's to place between sections to see if this helps even more. As soon as I install and listen I'll report back since I know there are many Lascala owners in the family here. Crazy how much clearer these babies have become...