Responses from rja

Who still does mods for CD players
Had my Wadias modded by Steve Huntley at Great Northern Sound back in the day. I think he's now at Boulder Audio last I heard.  
Look at these beauties
Looks like fun in a greased cable contest.  
Breaking news! Jays Audio is moving to Texas and takes interest in McIntosh
Don't really care where Jay moves. BTW: Who's Jay?  
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
I like power cables! I need power cables!    
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
Hey, maybe this place will turn into Audio Science Review (ASR). Wouldn't that be fun?  
Triode Wire Labs
I've gone through a lot of cables over the years. For the last couple of years I've settled on 2 pairs (1m & 1.5m) of balanced Triode Labs cables, plus a balanced (1.5m) digital cable. I'm not feeling the need to look further. As always in ... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
I have found that some cables break in quickly while others need extended time.  
"Hardly Used / Less than 100 Hours / Took out for pics only"????
Another one I like is "like new". I've fallen for this a few times when buying used CDs on ebay. My "like new" must be quite different from many sellers definition of the term.    
How good is good enough?
Isn't this a question every audio crazy has to answer for himself?  
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Thread title reminded me of a song on Donald Fagen’s album The Nightfly. If anyone has this album check out the lyrics to the song "New Frontier". Romance in a fallout shelter plus Spandex jackets for everyone.  
Audiophilia: Is it the pursuit of audio excellence or just a desire to tinker.
Tinkering is kind of fun but I don't have the electrical knowledge or experience to do it seriously.  
CEC CD Transports on eBay: Are they fake?
I must add, I've owned a CEC transport* for years and have had no problems. * legally imported  
CEC CD Transports on eBay: Are they fake?
1. No warranty 2. Wrong voltage 3. No service USA  
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
What do you consider "reasonable"?  
Bricasti M3 vrs Meitner MA3
I’ve owned both DACs as well and preferred the Meitner in my system. A kinder gentler system could benefit from the Bricasti while an edgier or brighter system might go better with the Meitner. As always YMMV.