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Second system recommendations $5K budget
Ye Gods! What is your "Main" system? 
Is there any merit in former SOTA gear,
y Garrard 301/Fidelity research arm/ hot-rodded denon 103Will hold its' value or appreciate 
Biggest "pleasant surprise" components you have owned?
My 15 inch vintage Tannoys 
The Great Cartridge Shootout
Get a technics 1200 variant, or better yet a new 1500 and just listen 
Best options for active speakers $4k or below?
ELACĀ   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Between COVID and being 45 miles from even a mid-fi dealer, reviews and chatrooms are my only regular recourse 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
? purifi ?? gamechanger ? 
Looking for a phono preamp that has volume control
furutech alpha gt40 doing for chump change used 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Wait until you hear the Purifi 
JBL 43xx va Harbeth 40.x
You have run into something never measured: microdynamics. British speakers are ever so slightly compressed 
D'agostino amplifiers: where's the beef?
emb: look at the specs of the purifi and then the prce 
D'agostino amplifiers: where's the beef?
Class D Purifi will slaughter the $20K+ amps. It's just a matter of time. Perhaps if someone gold plaed one... 
Logical cartridge upgrade for a long time Shure M44-7 user
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STANTON-881S-CARTRIDGE-AND-NEW-JICO-STYLUS-WITH-BRUSH-IN-PLASTIC-DISPLAY-CA... 
Looking for recommendations on Tube AMPS to drive Monitor Audio Platinum Speakers
Look at the Bob Latino St120. A steal. The ultimate Dyna. 
Speaker suggestions for Levinson
High efficiency speakers have a jump factor missing in the traditional Brits and planars. I can't forgive the dynamic compression.A good place to start is with JBL semihorn speakers. And go used.