Responses from jag

10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe, Derrick and the Dominos Layla, both great and both dreadful sounding. the Simon and Garfunkel from the 60's engineered by Roy Halle still sound superb. 
Best speakers for max. $3000?
Rega, Green Mountain Audio 
Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
Rega's new little Brio sounds better than my 30 year U.S. amp which was like 5k.  
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
sold everything except for a couple of albums, Joni Mitchell "Court and Spark' Nautilus, and "Sgt. Pepper" MoFi pressings.  everything on HD and backed up.  DAC's after 2013 are finally very good with top end electronics. 
Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music
what’s missing is a place where you could download all music all genres in Flac or Wav., just like shopping at Tower Records but online. Amazon is pathetic, only Mp3 format if the album is available. major labels should host such websites, but cha... 
Your favourite music movie?
Hard Days Night The BeatlesThe Big Country,  Jerome MossAmerican Graffiti  VariousWest Side Story   Leonard BernsteinNorth by North West, Bernard HermanTo Kill a Mocking Bird, Elmer BernsteinLawerence of Arabia, Maurice JarreThe Pink Panther, Henr... 
Reasonable high end interconnects: without breaking the bank
Rega interconnects about $110 per meter. 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Music lover or audiophile?
i am a music lover.  i can enjoy music that i hear in a cafe on a funky system or on a AM car radio.   
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
i owned a Rowland 5 back in the 90’s and it was a very warm sounding amp. alway’s liked Jeff’s gear. i recently down scaled and moved into a hotel and now have a Rega Brio. Terry Bateman who designed the Brio showed a prototype to John Gandy and J... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
i am done.  stopped reading the magazine and now just enjoy the music. 
Reasonable but not outragious interconnects
try Rega RCA interconnects. 1m for $100. Rega is known for it’s performance/value ratio 
Bookshelf Recommendations
Rega RS1's.  do not get the newer RX1's.  disappointing.  
Ayre or Rega, or Audible Illusions pre. 
I want to be moved and have the music touch my soul!
i can highly recommend a Tube Preamp like Audible Illusions L3A and either a solid state or Tube Amp. i used a ARC VT-50 with mine. class A pre-amps with separate power supplies coupled with a separate tube amp produces a very engaging listen. hav...