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Audio Note Kit 1
Glad you are liking it!  I really like the ANK CAC 4.1LE that I built a few years back.  I think some of ANK's offerings represent nice value.Hard to say about the price, since you have not shared that info.... 
Who Has the New Top Technics SL1200GRE? Does it blow your other expensive tables away?
@stereo5 I'd recommend trying a peripheral clamp added to the use of the center weight.  I use both with my SL1200G (Stillpoints center and homebrew outer), and the sum is definitely better than either part in my experience.  I think you will like... 
Who Has the New Top Technics SL1200GRE? Does it blow your other expensive tables away?
Ah, "blows it away".....   A favorite summation of comparison.  I prefer my SL1200G to the SOTA Cosmos IV it replaced, but the SOTA has its strengths, too.  I hear more clarity and tonal certainty with the Technics table (piano notes and organ ton... 
Modded or stock Technics SL1200G
@jtsnead I agree with Ralph's observation that your constraint on thicker mats seems puzzling.  I have the thickest mat I could put on without hiding the spindle, because I figured more acrylic would offer a better sink for the needle vibration en... 
Innuos Zenith Backorder
Must be a special chip, because ic manufacture has slowed down significantly in the last 6 months or so, because of slackening demand.  There is a glut of most chips now. 
PS Audio BHK250 tubes.
I love Amperex 6922 white labels from the early '60's in my BHK 300 mono's.  They added a little warmth and richness compared to stock, while sounding a whole lot more cohesive top to bottom IME.  Worth the money, I say.  Got mine from member "sjo... 
Modded or stock Technics SL1200G
I, too, have this tt modded by Ralph for a Triplanar U12 arm.  I have gone with a 5mm thick acrylic mat (no longer available "VSPM" design) sitting atop a 1.5mm silicone foam mat.  I am using a Stillpoints LPS weight, and a peripheral ring clamp t... 
Audio Note Kit 1
Why not just plug it in and find out?  Seems like an easy and obvious way to answer your questions. 
Replacing Vintage Spendors is not as easy as I thought
I almost went for your same speakers back in 1987, but opted instead for Vandy 2C's; either would have been my first high end speaker.  My impression of the SP1's lingered for awhile, making me ponder what could have been.Those Graham LS 5-9 speak... 
Fate? Karma? Purgatory? Help me put a good spin on this.
I feel your pain!  My tastes fall pretty much the same, and I would not look forward to it, but relaxing and seeing another slice of life has its merits.  Do you have access to some gummy bears?  That might not hurt.... 
Turntable that will be around heavy foot steps?
The two SOTA turntables that I used over a 30 year period were highly immune to footfalls in my wooden floors. 
A DIY Swarm-based Distributed Bass Array for SOTA Bass
Thanks for this info, Tim!  Your description is very thorough and makes it all seem quite approachable.I am going to take the plunge some time in the next couple of months.  I am planning to use two of the Dayton amps for stereo (even though that ... 
False Advertising
That sounds good.  I know once inadvertently forgot to include the advertised remote with a DAC.  Just took and email and I rectified it super promptly, but we are all human....I hope you get everything in order soon, and enjoy the music your purc... 
A DIY Swarm-based Distributed Bass Array for SOTA Bass
@Hey, Tim, could you elaborate on the placement of the 4 subs in your room?  Are they spread throughout the room (even behind you), or are they concentrated on one end with the main speakers?I ask because I am considering the Swarm, and Duke has r... 
Roxul Rockwool or Owens Corning Thermafiber
I bought 4 boxes of Roxul sized 2' x 4' x 12", with sheets inside where some were 2" thick and some 1" thick (and they've got 4" thick, too, if you want it).  Got them for a reasonable cost on Amazon, and they arrived well intact.  Made for some n...