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R.I.P. Toshiba SA-2500....now what?
I was going to suggest NAD.  You made a good purchase. I  have a NAD integrated in my garage system, also an Ebay find. 
Does my setup need a phono stage?
Get a used PS Audio GCPH for about $500. Great phono preamp! 
System Upgrade
"You got mud?" 
Recommended solid state amp for user with tinnitus
Samster, General Hearing Instruments makes a tinnitus masker that I use when my tinnitus is bothersome. You can find the details on their website. 
used Integrated tube amp under $1500 for Klipsch Cornwall III's?
Cayin A88-T used is in your price range. Also, Prima Luna. 
My beloved CDP finally bit the dust
Marantz SA 8005 or Rega Apollo-R. 
Who Has the New Top Technics SL1200GRE? Does it blow your other expensive tables away?
The best way I found to connect the power and interconnect cables is to put a couple hardcover books under the rear feet thereby lifting the ass end of the turntable. This made connecting the cables a little easier. I love my SL-1200G.  
Do you have a defining musical moment from your early years?
My first concert was The Beach Boys at the Cow Palace. It must have been '65 because Brian wasn't there, at the time, we didn't know why. Many more concerts followed at the Filmore and Winterland. 
Do you have a defining musical moment from your early years?
Touching story thaluza.I was about 8 years old with a Sears Silvertone record player. I had been playing those multi colored kiddie records. One day I asked my mother to buy whatever record was number one on the charts. She came back with Hound Do... 
Help me avoid sonos, please
Installing a back box helps a great deal.  
Help me avoid sonos, please
If you decide on ceiling speakers check out Atlantic Technology. I use them in my office system and they are excellent. Tweeters are adjustable.  
Help with picking new integrated for under 3k
You may be able to find a Luxmam 505 on close out. It was recently replaced by a MK 2 version. 
Who Has the New Top Technics SL1200GRE? Does it blow your other expensive tables away?
I have a SL1200G, It's a wonderful table. I had a Rega p3-24 with Exact. For the money, it was good. I considered a RP-8, but no VTA is a deal breaker for me. With my SL 1200G I can easily switch between my Hana SL and Shure V15 mxr with Jico stylus. 
All the old issues of Stereo Review are online!!
I subscribed to Stereo Review for many years. In the mid 70' after owning a Sherwood receiver, I went with separates, a Mac C-26 and a Crown DC-300A. I couldn't afford the extra $100 or so for the matching Mac C2105 amp, so I got the Crown. I just... 
Harbeth Super HL5+...thoughts
I own the SHL5 40th anniversary, they replaced 7es 3's. They will be the last speakers I own. If you've read the TAS and Stereophile reviews you have a pretty good idea what these speakers can do. I can't add anymore superlatives. I listen to clas...