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Best sounding Johnny Cash CD(s)?
+ JC AT San Quentin, the Unearthed box set  
Steely Dan Catalog on UHQR Vinyl
mofimadness had penultimate right, there will always be another "best re-issue" 😄  
How best to eliminate LP warps
I'd say unless the record is unplayable live with minor warps. I've tried traditional and modern methods of trying to flatten reocrds with varying degrees of success. Last machine used was the AFI Flat. Most of the time it works pretty well, bu... 
Question about speaker angle
I start with Harry Pearson's Rule of Thirds when setting up speakers; Divide room width by 1/3, divide room length by 1/3, Put speakers where the 1/3 width/length points intersect, Speakers firing straight ahead. Works perfectly 9/10 with dire... 
SS preamp suggestion with built-in phono section
+1 on Luxman. Also Rotel integrateds and preamps.  
Why is most everything remastered?
Do remasters count as a new work ? Could be a way for record companies to extend copyright.    
Thoughts on moving from a 1200G to Sota Saphire or above
Keep the Technics, spend your money on mats, isolation, cartridges, more records  :) 
What is the better sounding turntable: Project 1XCarbon or the Rega P3 ??
I'd go for the Pro-ject, easier to setup with different cartridges. 
You own a store, you sell 2 brands, which?
Sony,Accuphase 
unkonw WILSON speaker
knockoffs, €2700 is dreaming, €500 would be too much 
Review: Jeff Rowland Design Concentra mkIIp Amplifier
Agree with orgman above,I’ve had the Concentra II, Krell KAV300i, Perreaux and Plinius integrated amps,None sound as beautiful as the Concentra,Jadis DA60 gets close but is unreliable, PureAudio One surpassed the Concentra but the company is no mo... 
Re-issue, CD, SACD, Tape....LP....and what studio tapes are being used....
but if you follow Tom Port, often his Hot Stampers are not originals, eg Kind of Blue, he prefers a red label re-issue over a Six-eyes millercarbon10,173 posts07-13-2021 12:11pm the original pressings are the most desirable, sonically and marketwi... 
XLR cables, worth buying higher end?
is OP in an electrically noisy environment ?1m balanced line is not likely to make any difference. 
Phonostage recommendations under $3K
Accuphase phono card for your E650 ? 
My Oppo is a bit too bright
If you want the same functionality in digital music playback, swap the OPPO for a Cambridge Audio 752BD or CXU.Same basic transport but with upsampling DAC. Sweeter, smoother, more musical playback. I have both units, OPPO for home theater, Cambri...