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Looking for upgrade of Accuphase E-480
I don't think your B&W speakers will sound good with bad recordings with anything but the very warmest amplifier. Your Accuphase will sound great on most recordings with Proac or Sonus Faber speakers, and they are still quite revealing.  
Direct shipper recommendation
I would fly there and rent a u-haul.   
Room Impact for Your Stereo Sound
Where are you getting the nine knocking test tones from?  
Albums you do not get...a plea for help and understanding
Zappa. Just don't get it.  Purple rain. Spun it recently and didn't make it through the first side. Laurie Anderson. Want to understand, I just don't  
Is it ok to stack LPs horizontally?
Horizontal storage will cause excessive ring wear at bottom of pile.  
Every day I see another turntable recommendation...
These are all great tables mentioned here. The worst will sound better than the best with very minor set up differences. Learn to align your cartridge and make minor adjustments in VTA. No one can do this for you, they don't have your ears and sou... 
180g … It’s All Hype !
I agree. I don't buy expensive records. I get great satisfaction from finding great sounding, quiet playing records for $3. A 180 gram record will sound different if you don't adjust VTA.   
Why are Nottingham Analogue Studio turntables so expensive in USA?
I think the 3300 pounds is without arm. Price with arm in US dollars is about $5233 US. $6950 is the U.S. price. Typical markup for imported high end audio.  
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Never heard a great sounding Stones album. 
Do any still use an older high end tuner from the past?....
I use an MR71 I have owned for over 20 years. Sounds great. 
John Prine hospitalized with COVID-19
Critical condition yesterday. Stable on a ventilator today. Hope he pulls through. Tom Rush has it too. 
Useful Information
I always appreciate the attempt Audiogon makes to keep the forum civil and about audio.I come here to talk and learn about audioI don’t want to know your politics, could taint a good conversation about cartridge loading. 
Anyone still using this player? Sony DVP-S9000ES
I have one I bought new when they came out. It went back to Sony once for repair for not reading theSACD layer, within the five year warranty. They had it for four months! Still use it in my two channel system. Sounds good enough for me. (I listen... 
O.K., I know some of old audiophiles can have a golden glow to our memories...that said,
I had Classe equipment and looked for one of these used for at least two years. I don't think they made many. 
Questions about Wall Audio Opus 120 phono
I saw the ad and thought it was a typo.