Responses from jnorris2005

Inexpensive MM Cartridge
I think the Grados are highly overrated, with a tendency to murkiness with a subdued high end.  The A/T's may be a better choice in this price range.  Or the Ortofon 2M Blue. 
Speaker recommendation $10-20K (with some requirements!)
I know you've tried toe-in, but have you tried extreme toe-in, like with the speakers pointed at each other instead of in your direction? 
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
A friend of mine lives in Florida and bought one, but he returned it soon after because it lacked the power to drive his Wharfedale speakers, and the heat from the tubes made his listening room uncomfortable.   
Control volume with DAC or Preamp?
If the preamp is an analog volume control, potentiometer or relay-driven voltage dividers, that would be preferable to the DACs volume control, which may be playing with bit depth to achieve that function, leaving you with less than bit-perfect au... 
$10K Budget for Speakers: Martin Logan Masterpiece vs Tannoy
Just over 4 years into Martin Logan ownership I still sit in front of them transfixed.  Their openness, imaging, detail and cleanliness suck me in every time.  Love them. 
Suggest an entry - midrange Preamp (tube as well as SS) for a McIntosh power amp
I have the Freya S (got it before it was discontinued) and the original Saga.  I like the Freya much better - even in passive mode.  I'm using an SMSL SU-8 DAC which does 44.1 all the way to DSD256+.   I also own a Modi Multibit, but it stops dead... 
As much as I try, I just don't get it........
I complained about this on Facebook, where these "audiophiles" would record their Pioneer speakers with their cell phones and post it to the world as the greatest sound ever.  I was severely criticized for my comments - even given the old "OK Boom... 
lowrider57 said..."If your IC's have arrows indicating direction, are they both pointing the same way? The arrow indicates grounding and maybe the cables are still breaking in. "Nonsense.  Sheer, unadulterated nonsense. 
Beware Audiocadabra Cables: High Return Shipping and Won't Get Full Refund!
With all the snake oil available in the US, you ventured out to some unknown, unseen vendor a half a world away to get snookered.  The operative phrase in your original post is " Decided to return because they were no better than several other ca... 
How much overhang is ok between a speaker base and the stand top plate?
Right.  Then as long as the speaker is secure and not easily tipped you should be fine.  Unless you have considerations like cats that like to jump up there.  I don't think the overhang of the speaker will affect sound quality in any way. 
How much overhang is ok between a speaker base and the stand top plate?
Way back when I read that the speaker shelf plate should not extend beyond the speaker at all to reduce diffraction.  Seemed like good advice. 
The most criminal practice in the speaker industry revealed!! Keep reading
Frequency response graphs are not published because they will not resemble the frequency response of the speaker in the buyer's home.  Reviewers publish graphs taken in an anechoic chamber - if they're done at all, and so the only reference is gra... 
Is easy to know when a non english speaker is writting?
Here is a translation of your question... Welp, self explanatory.In spaish is easy to catch foreign speaker (even writting), but... is the same for us foreign speakers? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------... 
What is missing here?
" @millercarbon  The specs section is not really where most readers are going to look that closely, at least IMO. The information on the output is not highlighted in any way in the spec section. Like I stated, the extremely low output is not ment... 
LittelFuses Series 285 AUDIO/MEDICAL Quality
Without going into the whole fuse thing, replacing a fast blow fuse with a slow blow is not a good idea.