Hey Ryan, thanks for getting back brother!
So the LS50's arrived but I did cancel the Nova Pre/220 order as I am rethinking that. I'm thinking I'd like an integrated instead and so I will be deciding between the Nova 125 or the new Nova 220SE. I'm keeping an eye on ebay to see if some Nova 125's show up once the 220SE starts to ship, I expect they will
I am building some speaker cables myself with some basic ICE cable and some deadbolt banana plugs ordered from Sewell here:http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp
However, I also spotted a pair of 2M Wireword Eclipse original cables on ebay for what I think was a stunning price, so I jumped on them. So now I'll have some fun comparing the build your own vs. brand cables
While I have the time now, I will also keep an eye our for other TT options, but if nothing comes along used, I guess I will still go the debut carbon route.
It's frustrating to see the LS50's sitting in the box though.
I also got an Audioquest Dragon fly DAC to listen through my etmotic Hf3 ear buds from my Mac, and I have to say the sq is really stunning for what the DF is. I scored a 1.0 version for $80 because other were selling theirs to buy the 1.2 version, so I got a nice deal
I'll keep you posted on the progress. I'm thinking at the end of the day, my setup will probably look similar to yours. How are you liking the sound from the peachtree / ls50 combo? A good match?