Responses from rja

The Risks of Buying Demo Gear
Risk & Life are both board games.  
NEWS FLASH!! Listening to Music is NOT a "Distraction."
When I listen to music, I listen to music. When I’m concentrating on something else music can become an annoyance. I rarely "listen" to background music.  
Audioquest Angel vs Synergisitic Research Atmosphere Alive
augwest, You have the right to express your opinion but please consider not everyone necessarily shares your feelings. My personal experience with Synergistic has been positive and I'm sure there are others who would agree.  
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
I'm not saying this would solve OPs dilemma but might be something to consider. Try to get an Aethetix Pandora Eclipse DAC into your system just to check out. You might like it and it's way below the money you originally quoted.  
New High End Audio Dealer in Midwest
I wish you luck in your new endeavour.  
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Bryan Ferry - Ballads compilation. Lyle Mays - Highland Aire, Alaskan Suite, Close To Home  
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
Triode Wire Labs is another you could look at.  
HT & Stereo System Fuel Shortage Coming According to Grid Operators
Another pissing match on a audio forum? Who woulda thunk?  
MIT Cables new "Articulation Control Console" $45.000 for speaker cables?
Everyone likes to control some articulation!  
Chris' latest cables.
Have done business with Chris many times and have always been happy. Highest recommendation!  
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
patrickdowns, I think the EMM retails somewhere in the neighborhood of $20,000? FYI: MA2 now replaced by MA3 at list of $10,500.  
What is this term 'analytical' ?
"Analytical" is something I’ve been fighting ever since I got into this stupid hobby. The arrival of "Digital" made things worse.  
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
First of all, I would like to apologize for not attacking anyone. Personal attacks seem de rigueur around here these days. Maybe the days of cordial conversation are gone? 5% of your CDs sound harsh? That percentage sounds about the right. I sugg... 
Duelund/Mundorf Ultra Loudspeaker Purifiers
Is there any possibility of damaging speakers with these?  
Is $2,844 too much to pay for a fuse?
If you have it, flaunt it! And why stop at one fuse?