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Many higher end preamps are dated and ugly, why is this?
I think it is really a matter of personal taste. I don’t think the Schiit looks all that great. I do like the look of my Luxman CL-35 III and Luxman CL-38uC preamps, as an added bonus they also have great sound  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
New Nagra HD Phono PreamplifierNagra writes: "Year after year we are pursuing our quest of excellence by developing ambitious product to complement our lines. Following the Classic PHONO and largely developed in parallel, the Nagra HD PHONO will ... 
I finally purchased a new Integrated Amp
I was using the Luxman 595 with my Proac D-40r speakers. I also heard it at length with Wilson Benesch Resolution speakers, which were a great match with the Luxman 595  
I finally purchased a new Integrated Amp
Congrats! The Luxman 595 is a great integrated amp. I owned one for a while and would have been happy with it long term.  
Just got started on Qobuz. Can anyone recommend an album or song?
London Grammar - The Truth is a Beautiful Thing  
SET suggestions up to $3k (used)
Maybe a used Line Magnetic with more power.  
I finally purchased a new Integrated Amp
I think that is great. What did you buy?  
SPEC+ Analog Disc Sheet AP-UD1 TT mat anyone else have this?
I used one on my Garrard 301 with excellent results  
Turntable Identification
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Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
  holmz It sounds better. Have you heard it and compared? I have.  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
You can likely have the Classic Phono customized. If not you can run a SUT into the MM phono. The Nagra Classic replaced the VPS in 2020 and is better than the VPS, which it replaced. If Nagra releases a HD Phono, which seems likely given they ju... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
You should put the Nagra Classic Phono on your audition list. I have heard they may be producing a High Definition Phono, which you may also want to consider.  
Is a Garrard 401 or 301 "accurate"??
I would just keep the Garrard. I have a 301 in a Woodsong plinth with an upgraded pulley, idler wheel and a Shindo bearing and platter. Some modern turntables may do some things better, but it will be difficult to exceed the overall sound.  
Art Pepper fans out there?
A big +1 on that. One of my favorites too whart 2,523 posts 04-18-2022 at 06:19pm  Love the 1978? version of "Patricia" on Art Pepper Today with Cecil McBee, whose work during that period is amazing.  
Anyone near Bergen County NJ have a pair of Tekton speakers I could listen to?
You should order a pair and listen at home as suggested by the manufacturer of the speakers. You could invite Elliot to your house, so he can listen too. See below from their website: Where can I audition the speakers? Our current business model...