Responses from blackbag20

Is The Audio Asylum Down?
@baylinor  What preamp?  I can't help it ... I have a growing obsession with preamps!  
TICAT Good point!  I can't wait to try ...  
How Long Should a First Watt SIT3 Last ?
I second the Coda!  Let me also suggest another: Odyssey Kismet. It's heavenly, rapturous, enthralling ... no tubes    
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
The best under 5K amp is Odyssey's Kismet  
Where can I get a set of Harmonic Technology pro 11 speaker cables re terminated?  
Not sure what to think
Krell is well designed, excellent equipment ... great post!  
Amp vs Preamp
I'd give the edge to preamp ...   So that's probably incorrect ...     
Jazz Hands
Not familiar with it ... will play it this weekend! Thanks!!  
Why Preamps Thump on Turn on
Interesting ... I have an old NAD 7220PE coupled with Spectrum 208A speakers that I acquired for dorm life way back.  Powering up would also produce a rolling 50hz burp ...  Have a Holman APT pre coupled with Odyssey Kismet amp, which are dead-s... 
Need some treble
Schiit Loki +1    
SS Amp Choices
OP some great choices here.  Please consider Odyssey Audio, Indianapolis, IN. I've been running the Kismet amp for about a year ... I can't create a scenario where I will ever be rid of it.  Simply sublime, built well ... and within your budget. ... 
One answer to an oft-asked question.
Each Friday new music is post at Twittering Machines, always look forward to it:    
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
OP ... great system! Thanks for the post!  You have offended and impressed many    
Did anyone else disconnect thier equipment due to the geomagnetic storms?
what could happen ...?  
My new Borresen X3's
@uncledemp    No kidding!!   I think they look and sound great OP!  Congratulations ...