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Why didn't I sell my vinyl rig?
What's with the use of the word rig? Kind of weird. Anyone who thinks streaming sounds equivalent to analog/vinyl is delusional. No freaking way, not even close.   
Building a new system after many years away, need some suggestions ... !
Just buy a sugden integrated and some tannoy speakers and be done. For a turntable, you cannot beat the new thorens td 1500, especially If you buy it from Europe at half the price of US. Dac? I would not go further than the musicical Fidelity v90,... 
Interconnect advice needed
Atlas, Chord, QED, Ecosse, all UK and all good.  
The Forgotten
Realistic speakers had some real gems, one of them the optimus 10. Also, Jensen made some real nice speakers, the system series 400/500. Owned them both. More modern and affordable gems also come to mind, such as wharfedale 225’s and Elac B6.  
Has anyone noticed a slow down in sales?
It's very slow on ebay......  
Speaker of My House…!
Tannoy arden and you will have money left over for other things. Or go with the higher tier tannoy prestige line with the pepper pot tulip waveguide and alnico magnets...  
Best turntable under $4000
@whart, yes it does. It is modeled after the original thorens 150. Great reviews, I think I’m grabbing one. Really don’t need it, as I already own the Avid ingenium, Music Hall 7.3, and a Technics mk7, not to mention a fully auto thorens td240-2, ... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
Class A Sugden and Tannoy speakers will fix all that....  
Streaming – Discovering Similar or New Music
That is all I use streaming for, well also back ground music. Hence the reason I did not allocate a Ton of money. The Grace Digital Link does it for me. Connected to the very good musical fidelity v90 dac. Total outlay, less than $500.....  
Best turntable under $4000
The Thorens td 1500 sub chassis turntable with included Ortofon 2m Bronze cartridge mounted in a SME headshell. It’s getting some great reviews, Analog Planet, HiFi News, .....it also won the EISA best product Award 2022-2023....it is $2999 in the... 
Audiphile Press: Am I jaded, experienced, or has it declined?
I don't have a subscription to stereophile, but I do read it now and then on line. I mainly enjoy anything written by Herb Reichert. Art Dudley was also a very good read of course. I still miss the days of Stereo Review! I looked forward to receiv... 
Curious to know your streaming and dac set up and the best recommended streamer under $15k
You are kidding right? Under 15k? How about under $150? Maybe the Grace Digital Link if and when it goes on sale...it is typically $179 on Amazon....wait one minute! It is on sale! Now, for a limited time...$149....it is all you need....no way doe... 
How much should I spend on a new DAC
I'll tell you what....buy the Musical Fidelity v90 dac and call it a day. If you can still find one, they are usually $299 new. It's all you need and sounds wonderful. Sterephile agrees...  
The problem with absorption panels- it kills the fine details
Honestly, you don’t need any of this crap. If your room is avg, meaning normal furnishings ( carpet, upholstered furniture, some hard surfaces, pillows & throws, maybe a wall tapestry, etc....u get the point...).  
Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
Tannoys use concentric drivers not coaxial. In a concentric driver, the tweeter Is part of the woofer structure, the center. They have been doing this since 1947....that's a long long time. The Original and the best.