Other news. The WW Electras have been in the setup for a few days and have only a few hours on them, but the system's sound is different. The top end has opened up noticeably, and it's an experience similar to what I heard when I first fired up the TV with the Stratus connected. What is more, the picture on the 111 is sharper now. Noticeably so, though I won't call it night and day. I've also gone back to HDMI from component on my cable box and I'm not sure that hasn't contributed a bit more, even though it's only 1 day for that change. i'll let things settle and see what happens.
I've replaced all my HDMIs with Pangea HD-26Ls and I like them. Watching a few episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys on DVD through my Oppo 83, I heard a cymbal during the main theme music over the closing credits which was buried in the mix before. More detail!
I'd really like to get the equipment rack resolved, but it will have to wait a bit longer, since I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and also still waiting on the friend who wants my Hooker console. She's yet to measure her space to see if the console will even fit. Oh, well.
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