Responses from mitchagain

Best speaker brands for transient response
LANSCHE is the speaker company with the "Corona plasma tweeter." A friend of mine has heard them and said that they are very good.  
Vibration dampening
I have laminate floors and I also use the SVS Soundpath feet under my Velodyne DD 10 sub. In my case, the sub sits on a small slab of granite (19" x 16"), which in turn sits on a thin rubber mat of the same size. I am happy with the sound and even... 
Interconnects priority
+ 1 @coralkong & phantom_av I recently had this same discussion with a friend who works in the audio business; and, we came to the same conclusion (# 1 = pre to amp); but, we also agreed that speaker cables would be a close second.   
Where can I get a set of Harmonic Technology pro 11 speaker cables re terminated?
+1 on the WBT banana plugs.  
Where can I get a set of Harmonic Technology pro 11 speaker cables re terminated?
+1 on Patrick @ Cullen Cable. Another option could be Acoustic Zen, in San Diego. The owner (Robert Lee) used to work at Harmonic Technology, so he'd be very familiar with those cables. Plus, he's a very nice guy. Even if he can't help you direct... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
I agree with @pinwa that listing a song as a "starting point" for that album and/or artist is a good idea. If "a picture is worth a thousand words," then listening to a song will likely yield better results than reading about someone else's impres... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" Echo and The Bunnymen - "Crocodiles" Michael Franks - "The Art of Tea" King Crimson - "In the Court of the Crimson King" Loe Reed - "Transformer" Renaissance - "Turn of the Cards" The ... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
Jackson Browne - "For Everyman" Lloyd Cole & Commotions - "Rattlesnakes" Crack the Sky - "Crack the Sky" Dixie Dregs - "What If" Mark Eitzel - "60 Watt Silver Lining" Robin Lane & Chartbusters - "Imitation Life" Leadon - Georgiades B... 
18 inch subwoofer vs multiple 12 inch subwoofers with bookshelf speakers
@thxbest  There is a video on Youtube that is titled: "Dual Rythmik FM-8 Subwoofers as Speaker Stands?" that is probably worth a look.    
Listening position/speaker position
The 8' triangle formula has always worked well for me; but, the room dimensions and furniture & speaker placement options always dictated that. More often than not, the listening position usually ended up being 9 - 10' away; thus, fulling the ... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
With that particular DAC, using an I2S cable was a very smart move on your part!  
Should we care if a piece of equipment comes from a pet-free, kid-free, smoke-free home?
You must have missed the recent "The Dog Peed on My Speaker" thread.  
Has anyone heard from bdp24 lately?
@bdp24  It's great to see you back here! I will send you a PM re Dwight Twilley.  
Best Covers
^^^^^^^^ Technically speaking, no; but, that's based on a black & white and/or narrowed minded perspective. I agree that a good remix often feels like a complete reinvention of a song; and, many previous examples cited in this thread fall int... 
Best single volume guide to classical music
I recently helped an elderly friend dispose of their CD collection. The one classical CD that caught my eye was called: "Classics at the Movies." It's a 4 CD set that featured classical music used in 40 different movies, including: 2001, A Space O...