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Clearaudio Double Matrix Pro Sonic
Just buy a used European model and pay less for item itself and import and customs. Then use a step up transformer to use it. For warranty, that’s  another question, but at least you have the item. These things show up all the time on German used ... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
There are CDs in urban, country stores and perhaps Walmart. For example, I have seen in Michigan off the beaten path cities with stores that sell and rent DVDs and Blu-ray’s, CDs. Yes, it’s a business model that drives commerce to sell mainstream ... 
Possible turntable upgrade....
I have had a Transrotor Apollon for years and never worried about vinyl playback issues that many others try to eliminate. Solid, 100plus pounds, Clearaudio Mont Blanc stand, and bamboo over concrete floors. Using an SME V, or two, or even three, ... 
Power amps into surge protector/Conditioner or DIRECT to wall? Final verdict?
A lot of good advice here. I absolutely believe that one must, if at all possible, address power coming into the house, and to add surge protection at the panel/sub panel. After many years of reading posts here and other places, about the Environm... 
Moving to Europe
If your moving to Europe and your organization is paying for the move, then perhaps a weight/price allowance would accommodate your speakers and a car or two. Spent many years overseas and have dealt with a lot of audio equipment during that time,... 
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
Very nice...and intriguing as well. Everything you describe is pretty much what I am hearing with the MKII. It is without a doubt the best my system has ever sounded. Also, I believe If one has a high resolution system, that these descriptors are ... 
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
@billstevenson“ Motivated like the rest of you by the great promotional pricing, I went whole hog and bought a Hyperion MkII. Phono Stage is a Conrad Johnson TEA1series3. The high gain stage has a fixed loading of 430 ohms. Right now it is moun... 
I give up on new vinyl
Yep, some, or a lot of new pressings are a crap shoot. Was playing Sade Promise LP I bought in the PX in the 80’s, and sounds wonderful. Wife asked if it was an audiophile pressing, said nope, only a $6.95 PX special back then. She was shocked. I ... 
Soundproofing
In my 647 square foot basement dedicated room on concrete slab, and concrete walls on threes sides, which is both; a listening room and home theater I did the following:1. Joists (14” below floorboards) Spray foam 6 inches of high density 2. Roxul... 
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
@slaw concur with you on all points. Going to dig out my Pink Floyd and give it a spin now. We are definitely getting something that literally has changed my perspective of listening. This is my new benchmark...,and I don’t think I am being too op... 
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
@tonyptony Great and  good luck Good luck installing. Listening to Sade Promise LP and it’s quite fantastic with this cartridge. Again, voicing is so uncanny accurate and instrumentals so lifelike as well. The first side with Sweetest Taboo is so ... 
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
@tonyptony,Sure. Well, if you like the LPS, the MKII is an LPS turbocharged or taking all of those excellent qualities we like from the LPS and amplifying them to at last 3-5 times better. That’s just direct LPS traits comparison. Further, the way... 
MC suggestions
How about Soundsmith Sussaro MK2, last generation on sale at various web outlets. It’s definitely a keeper for me having had several Benz LPS in rotation for a while. It has all of the superlatives you described that you wanted.  
Marvin Gaye "What's Goin' On" MFSL UDOS 45rpm
Still waiting....ordered mine late October. Happy listening.  
Soundsmith Progression: MIMC Star > Sussurro Mk II
The LPS has been my go to cartridge for years....I was saving for a Koetsu Onyx, but, might not have to anymore😀Sure digging the sound from this Soundsmith.