Special thanks to Neil Sinclair, then owner of Theta Digital (sold to ATI in 2008), who with my Theta dealer, Craig Shumer, Theatermax, gave me a great deal on the five Theta Enterprises with dual Reich binding posts. The Reich posts are vice-like, high pressure, holding the Cardas Paddle Spade, instead of traditional spades. That extra surface area and solid connection at the amplifier side does improve sonics reasonably. When I first installed the Enterprises, with the Aerial 9s already installed a few months prior, the paddle spades were not available yet. So Don Hoglund of Granite Audio made 1M speaker cables, spades each end, 8 guage. I used two speaker cables per each Enterprise monoblock. About 4-5 months later, when the paddle spades became available (Theta obtained them for me from Cardas, as they are special order and not in stock), Don Hoglund of Granite Audio custom reterminated the amplifier end with the paddle spades. And yes we could hear the imrpovement over what already sounded really nice!!! Thanks to Neil and Craig for insisting I get the Reich binding posts instead of the more traditional Cardas spade posts. And to Don for promptly taking care of my needs.
And thanks to Michael Kelly of Aerial, who provided me with the information to advise of the sonic improvement I would obtain with the newer Aerial 9s vs my prior Aerial 10Ts, and who through my dealer gave me excellent pricing so I could afford the update to my system.
This was all done during 2007.
CURRENT AUDIO AND VIDEO CABLES:
DVI Gear Super High Resolution HDMI Cables
Granite Audio Model 573 Speaker Cables (ten 1M cables, 8 guage, provides true bi-wiring of two cables per each amplifier, with spades on speaker end and, Cardas paddle lugs on amplifier end of cables).
Granite Audio Model 470 Silver Analog Interconnects (single-ended, also balanced to each Theta Enterprise monoblock amplifier and Aerial subwoofer).
Granite Audio Model 420 Coaxial digital audio cables.
Cardas Audio AES/EBU 2M digital audio cable.
Wireworld Supernova 3+ Glass Toslink audio cables.
CURRENT POWER ACCESSORIES:
PS Audio Premier Power Plant
PS Audio Quintet
PS Audio Soloist in wall power conditioner
PS Audio Power Ports AC outlets
APC S15 Power Conditioner 1.5kVA S type with battery backup 120V
Granite Audio Model 560 and 555 power cords
Audioprism Noise Sniffer and Audioprism Quietline AC Filters
CURRENT OTHER ACCESSORIES/TWEAKS:
Symposium Platforms, Ultra and Svelte.
Symposium Rollerblocks Series 2.
Cardas Caps (for components' unused RCA inputs/outputs)
Michael Green Cable Grounds.
Channel Master Rotor for outdoor Radio Shack Analog/Digital OTA Antenna