Responses from dayglow

No Output from Hegel H390
Upgrade from Hegel.   
Knockoffs- how can they just advertise so easily?
The problem exits due to the consumer not manufacturer.   
Interconnects priority
It depends on your components. Unless you have a very cable sensitive power/pre combination, I have found that digital source gear has the widest discrepancy with IC's.   
Help me build out my first system
Buy the best new preamp that has the versatility you desire. The McIntosh C22 Mk V might exceed your budget but you get an excellent foundation piece to grow your audio system.  
1 song you never get sick of?
Since you made it clear only one song I will play by the rules! Stairway To Heaven-Led Zeppelin  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@bslon  +1   Nice trifecta of vinyl!!!  
Do your ears deceive you?
Those of us that believe cables play an important role in fine tuning an audio system are not trying to convince anyone. Time, effort and money are needed that could derail the casual Audiophile in finding out the truth. In conclusion fine detail ... 
Do your ears deceive you?
Cable skeptics have an obsession with cost over synergy which is the key with cables. Dedicated lines also help with subtle nuances, what % of skeptics have dedicated lines?   
Do your ears deceive you?
Cables need to be considered as a component not an accessory. As with any other component system synergy is the key that unlocks the door. IMO the issue with HEA(retailers/reviewers/YouTube) is the focus on 1 component NOT the complete system.   
Sviatoslav Richter. Greatest pianist of the last century?
Technically you might be able to prove "The Best" but the issue is always going to be subjective reasoning. Why does it matter?  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
England Dan & John Ford Coley-Nights Are Forever Side 2 Hooker N' Heat-ST Side 1 Chrisine McVie-ST Side 1 SQ* Santana -Freedom Side 1 Susannah McCorkle-No More Blue(CJ 370) Side 1 SQ Audiophile Johnny Lytle-Swingin' At The Gate Side 1 Qu... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Tesla-Psychotic Supper(Cassette 1991) Easily a top 25 recording of 1990's have the CD but decided to unbox my mint Onkyo TA-2058 to jumpstart a rare Wednesday night vinyl.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Bill Evans-The Paris Concert/edition one Side 2 SQ* The Doobie Brothers-Livin' On The Fault Line Side 2 SQ* The Call-Modern Romans Side A Iron Maiden-Piece Of Mind Side 2 SQ* Peter, Paul and Mary-Album 1700 Side 1 SQ* ZZ Top-Deguello Side 2 S... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Tom Grant-The View From Here(CD 1993) A great fusion/smooth jazz recording kicks off Sunday night vinyl.  
Best upgrade path from Borresen X3s
Comparing the 13k? Borresen X3 to $50K+ speakers is ludicrous. Too many Audiophiles have dreams of grandeur when a component meets most of their biases and budget. Depreciation is determined by percentage not dollar amount. Wilson Audio has one of...