Responses from boxcarman

Have you noticed as your system improves?
Go Tigers!   Yes, can't do Hard rock concerts either.  Actually causes pain.  Try some good planar speakers.  
Two antennas met up on the roof, fell in love and got married.  The wedding wasn't much, but the reception was terrific!  
Diving into balanced
I have some equipment with the owners manual telling me " to get the best sound use balanced interconnects".  And others with no balanced connections. And + 9 on the 1 meter length.  
Vibration dampening
Thanks for all responses.  Now that I have done some research, I have one more question. I bought a vibration mat from Thorens for my turntable and it looks so similar to the Auralex Sub Dude.  Looks like it fits so I am going to try it [spikes re... 
Vibration dampening
Thanks, y'all.  Your recommendations are appreciated.  @ghprentiss, I had my kids and their friends at the house and they wanted me to demonstrate.  I played some of my favorites and then they needed some Motley Crue and Metallica and that's when ... 
Vibration dampening
 Thanks, I will research it.  
No Output from Hegel H390
My guess is you will have to send it in,  Hegel has a USA service center.  
Don't do anything!
@shtinkydog...Yes, you are spot on.  About once a month everything I throw at it sounds crappy.  FM radio, LP's. streaming, whatever,  Time to find something else to do.  
Help me build out my first system
This one costs nothing.  Have one of you experienced listener friends over and help tweak the room for wall and corner reflections.  Even the top-notch systems will sound bad if you don't address this issue.  Just go to an audio show and experienc... 
Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
Did anyone make it through the whole post?  
If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Well, imagine going to an AI concert.  Whatcha gonna see?  Why go?  I am not buying into it no matter what.  I like old music anyway and seldom find new artists who trip my trigger.    
Enjoying "Affordable" Equipment
I am usually all about getting more than my moneys worth in audio equipment.  Sometimes it works, as your Technics TT.  Sometimes it doesn't.  Live and learn.  
Stack Audio-SmoothLAN Network Filter- WOW!
Thanks, Ozzy!  I have had the SmoothLan for a couple weeks and I believe different systems will see different results.  For me, it quieted the streamer so it now sounds smoother, more like an R2R.  I haven't noticed any difference in the soundstag... 
Do You Have to Play a Component to Warm it Up?
I also have Hegel, H360 and it does take 10 or 15 minutes to sound better.  I cannot tell with other electronics except for phono stage.  
Importance of streamer in audio chain
I forgot to mention my Cd player retailed for $10,000 and my streamer was $1700.