Responses from kcroyals

Is it a good idea to buy CD players over 10 years old even it is a reliable brand?
I would not want to buy a 10 year old player. Especially if I don't know it's history. Even if parts are available, just seems like a PITA keeping it functioning. I, like many others, like looking around in used record shops. I spend alot of time ... 
Me vs. JL Audio - An open discussion.
erik_squires, Agreed off the chart expensive! I'm more of a Rythmik, SVS guy.  
Billy Cobham Question
jnovak, How would I determine if it's a first pressing?  
Billy Cobham Question
mijostyn, If you like Tony Williams, you might the a live tribute recording for him called: "Blues for Tony", members are Jimmy Haslip, Alan Pasqua,Alan Holdsworth and of course Chad Wackerman. You'll forget it's live until you hear the applause. ... 
Time to move UP, speaker-wise...
Take a look at the Philharmonic BMR Monitors currently being built by Salk Sound. They're in your price range. I Haven't found a bad review yet. It's a Dennis Murphy design.  
Billy Cobham Question
Wow, that's pretty cool! Thanks for the info.  Everything is in really good condition except one problem. About an inch of the lower right corner has been cut off. The vinyl itself looks very good. Thanks to all for the replies. 
Favorite punk song.
Circle Jerks "I just want some skank" 
Upgrading System...Help/opinions on Parasound and others?
I'm currently using the Parasound P6 to the A21 out to Salk SC Songtowers. It's the best sound I've had to date. Note that the P6 has a ton of features including a home theater bypass. I also love the high pass and low pass filter control for subw... 
Best speakers 5k 10 k
Have you heard any of the Salk Sound line? I have the SC SongTowers which are under your budget but the Song3 Encores might be right up your alley, and Jim Salk is the best to work with. 
Popular new/used SS stereo power amps under $2500?
I recommend the A21. It fits your budget, plenty of power, built very well and the company(Parasound) has a very good reputation. I bought mine new when the A21+ came out for $2200. You should be able to find a used one in the $1500 to $2000 range.