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Rank the top reference DACs you've heard
Has anyone here actually heard the Topping line? Silly cheap 
Audio Engineering Society and cables
Hearing a difference is not always an improvement, and there is little correlation between improvement and price. 
Bin dug noisy records. Does it diminish your enjoyment?
ultrasonic cleaning frequently resolves the problem 
ADC XLM mkII Cartridge. Should I bother...
excellent cartridge in a low mass arm 
Best Speaker wire with Rogue Audio amp and preamp for $2K or less?
Buy some Kimber 8TC and spend the rest on software 
Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Topping at any price level 
Stylus shapes!
Unless you have access to a meticulously setup tt, the more advanced shapes are fussier as to VTA, Azimuth, etc. A simpler shape will be less critical of setup, and in the hands of the average audiophool (like me!) may sound as good. 
Cheap hearing aids?
costco 
Magico Customer service
Just curious as to whether they make their own drivers or outsource? And who makes them and can they be purchased from the mfg.? 
Building new system starting with power amp. What would you choose ?
Purifi by VTV at <$1500 or spend a little more and get the NAD  version, giant killers 
Tube amp Friendly Speaker That Sounds like Klipsch Cornwall
sold my Cornwall 2’s and have 4Pi speakers by Wayne Parham   https://www.pispeakers.com/Measurements/fourPi.html 
Newbie Can't Decide Which Tube Amp
VTA 120 and spend the rest on software!http://www.tubes4hifi.com/bob.htm#ST120 
Purifi Class D: Junk?
You have the wrong buffer. Call Warren and talk. 
Amp recommendations
Get a Purifi amp, $1K and up 
Something amazing - what would you buy
Why confine yourself to B&W?