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Wow those two pieces of equipment aesthetically compliment each other a lot more than I was expecting, nice rig!  Pic of the speakers?  Or we can wait till you've got them permanently settled for the full visual effect...
I've always been a fan of stranded tinned copper wire.  "Tinning" the wire increases its conductivity and improves durability, nice warm sound as well.  Supra cables are manufactured this way.
  Have those can's always had a bit of treble harshness in your opinion?  I auditioned the Rev 1 (have heard the Rev 2 but on Woo gear, not my own) with my system but found them to be very natural, more akin to a HD650 on steroids, smooth, 3D, rich, organic.  I'm all tubes, DAC through amp though.  Just wondering if most people thought they had a bit of a treble spike to them.  Congrats on the UCLA attendance btw, almost went to Berkeley but the tuition was out of this...
You mean optical IN?  By definition the a DAC must have analogue out and digital in.
Good stuff, the Japanese pressing is very nice.  I'll try not to derail this thread too much but here's what I've learned through many vinyl collection years.  The country of origin generally has more to do with the vinyl itself than it does the actual sound quality or mastering of the record.  UK vinyl is very nice but can be soft sounding, german is also top notch with very quiet vinyl, japanese has by far the best vinyl but most of their recordings suffer from off... if only I could borrow your recliner for the afternoon.....
Thanks!  It's an Onkyo T-4055 tuner.  You can grab them all day on ebay, best tuner I've heard yet, very 3D and rich.  
Here's my system currently, finally got some shelves, upgraded speakers.     Synthesis Matrix DAC, 6SN7 pre, McCurdy Input stage, Northern Electric output stage.  Speakers are Altec 802b drivers on a 32a horn, 15'' Jensen P15LL bass drivers.  Headphones are Sennheiser HD-650 and Dream Earz Customs, with a modded Woo Audio amplifier.                                                                                              
Yeah I tried to buy a pair yesterday, got in my car...realized the flux capacitor needed a recharge.  oh well, better luck next time.
My amplifiers don't have an input stage so I have a separate pair of mono amps for the input stage, they output 8ohm with the banana plugs, into the amps with the output stage via RCA.  So it goes preamp > input stage amps > output stage amps > speakers or headphones.
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