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Best turntable under $4000
To get started, to see if you are going to stay in the game, this looks like a good choice   https://audio-database.com/YAMAHA/player/yp-d7.html    
Best turntable under $4000
still having fun looking this is nice looking, anyone know if wood veneer or paper wrap that looks like wood? I always prefer 'add your own arm', and I read it could fit a 12" arm (need to confirm)        
Best turntable under $4000
Not only are we chatting to ourselves, OP hasn't had anything to say in quite a while. Next, a year or so, the conversation will be revived by someone. That happens often enough on the Sony camera site, I get a kick out of it.  
what cd player ?
other threads I started about CD players, this one about NOT converting DSD to PCM https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/sacd-players-models-with-dsd-processor-used-and-new-not-dsd-conver the search saga prior to selecting the Sony xa5400es ht... 
what cd player ?
If you do not care about SACD, this CD only unit is also a definite keeper Integra CDC-3.4 Mark II I got the Mark II model, there is a letter after the serial number on the back. Mark 1 may be just as good, I do not know the difference. Wanted ... 
what cd player ?
I went for Sony xa5400es, SACD/CD player. I found one with light use, i.e. less hours use of the laser, they do get weak after a lot of use. My saga to find a new to me CD player, I went thru 9 different maker’s units, until I got, love, kept thi... 
streaming and audiophile stereo
I don’t stream, but I do have very efficient speakers, and prefer tubes. Having efficient speakers, I would encourage you to go tubes all the way, either separates, or integrated. I would go for more than needed, say 40-45 wpc, to have reserves f... 
Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
To dip your toe into Vinyl, to see IF you will stick with it: This TT is my recommendation:     It has a built-in optional phono eq stage, so it can go into any line level input. .................... As soon as you decide vinyl is pret... 
Made in USA
Huge topic, I’ll chime in, not going to argue after this, just a point of view. I take the long view: One World. The history of Nationalism ain’t good. Tarrifs!!!!!! Protect OUR businesses! How things change. Age 6, 1954, We all had cheap toy... 
Stylus replacement
'HI-FI': in it's era, the term was new, compared to other  record changers available then. I think I can say, very few if any members here would play their LP's on that unit, even if you find a new stylus. Is nostalgia involved in trying to repl... 
Stylus replacement
you are going to have to identify the cartridge in the tonearm, maker and model, sometimes the stylus has a marking,   
phono cartridge help
Which cartridge? I always check for wide channel separation, and tight center balance, to provide superior imaging, before I check further. You probably know, others less experienced, good info here: https://www.sound-smith.com/options-cantilev... 
phono cartridge help
1st, get rid of the TT if you cannot adjust arm height. I recommend a TT with an arm with a removable headshell, much easier to mount a cartridge, and option for multiple headshells with alternate cartridges, i.e. MC; MM; Mono in he future if you... 
Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
Probably nearly everyone here has a very revealing system, yours's too as you say. My recommendation: Don’t over think it. Go for affordable content with good engineering. If it's INVOLVING, done! Even if: this pressing, made in this plant, on t... 
Hello Guys,
After a little reading, I chose this one (Sweetwater seems to always have the best price):   It to my separate circuit, everything that counts into it, small, easy to find a place for it.