Responses from dayglow

$50k - $80k Budget…Opinions please.
@nordicnorm    +1 This is an Audio NOT Financial forum.  
How do you add color?
I prefer texture for instruments and flesh tone for vocalists. IMO color implies over saturation of tone/timbre. The best way to achieve this is with source components Phono Preamp/Cartridge or Dac.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Jack Jones-Our Story Side 2 Sammy Hagar-Live 1980 Side 1 George Muribus-Trio 77 Side A SQ Audiophile The Who-Meaty Beaty And Bouncy Side 1 Teena Marie-Starchild Side 1 SQ Audiophile K.D. Lange And The Reclines-Absolute Torch And Twang Side 2 ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@bslon   Thx. War is difficult to categorize, a little Santana/Tower of Power and some of the song writing ability of Stevie Wonder.  FWIW Acoustic Sounds will be reissuing the first 5 Bad Company recordings on 45 rpm vinyl.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Johnny Mathis-Romeo And Juliet(CS 9909) Side 1 Bob Dylan-Real Live Side 2 War-Greatest Hits Side 2 SQ Audiophile Bob James-Touchdown(25AP1184 Master Sound 76) Side A SQ Audiophile Doobie Brothers-Cycles Side 1 Luther Vandross-Busy Body Side B... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Ben Folds Five-ST(CD) Alter Bridge-One Day Remains(CD) Debut recordings and both have excellent content. Alter Bridge has 7 albums behind them and none are weak. If you believe "Rock" is dead see them live or at minimum give them a listen. A lat... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Cedar Walton-Eastern Rebellion(Music On Vinyl 829) Side B SQ Audiophile Debbie Boone-You Light Up My Life Side 1 Ernie Ford & Glen Campbell-Ernie Sings/Glen Picks Side 2 SQ Audiophile Sibelius/Grieg-Finlandia/Peer Gynt-Ormandy MS 6196 Side ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Jane Siberry-The Speckless Sky(CD) An overlooked 1980's Pop/Classic jumpstarts Sunday night vinyl.  
Time of Day for best Sound
In general Sunday evenings offer the best sound quality.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Jack Jones-Without Her(LSP-3911) Side 1 The Monty Alexander Quintet(CJP-124) Side 1 SQ Audiophile The Jeff Healey Band-See The Light Side A Son Seals-Chicago Fire Side B Mahler-Symphony No.1(Walter MY 37235) Side 1 SQ Audiophile Peter Frampto... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Kotorino-Better Than This(CD)-An eclectic start to Sunday night vinyl.  
@designsfx +1 Yes room treatments applied correctly make a solid difference in the overall sound quality of ANY system. The issue is you can NOT turn an Emotiva amp into an Esoteric amplifier even with proper room acoustics. Your Naysayers/Snake ... 
What was your first record?
"Rock The Boat" Hues Corporation. Earned my $1 by washing my grandfather's dark green Plymouth Duster then off to S. S. Kresege. 49 years later my grandparents would have been arrested having a barefoot 9 year old being paid to wash a car in the s... 
Borresen X3
I listened for about a 1/2 hour on Friday opening day of Axpona then again on Sunday to determine if any speaker break in occurred. My limited impression is a very intense presentation that spotlights the tweeter. At $11k I would desire a more nat... 
Luxman vs Accuphase for Harbeth 40.3 XD
@macg19 Thx for the update. I got back in this hobby about 13 years ago after a 12 year hiatus. I spent the most time evaluating speakers and turntables, ironically both are still in my system today. My point is do your research and take your tim...