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What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@neonknight , When I got my Channel D Seta L Plus (a fully balanced unit) I had to change the RCAs to XLRs on my Schroder CB. I did not even have to trim the wires. I just desoldered them from the RCAs and re soldered them to the XLRs. It took may... 
VdH cartridge on heavier tonearm
@milimetr , not a prayer in hell. Not even the SME V 12" would accommodate it and it is the lightest 12" I know of.    
Best turntable under $4000
@jasonbourne52 , and they were massive and good looking. I remember lusting after one when I was a kid.   
Wide dispersion + high efficiency + detail + coherence in a speaker?
@zuio , several of your assumptions are patently false. High efficiency is only important for liveliness if you have a pea watt amplifier. Wide dispersion does not give you a wider sweat spot. It gives you much more room interaction which is never... 
SOTA Turntables
They are very reliable. The company is also renown for it's service. I have owned Sotas since 1981 and have never had a problem.    
Best turntable under $4000
Get a Thorens TD1600 and the 2M Black. Because it has a proper isolation suspension and a beautifully designed tonearm it will out perform the other turntables you mentioned. It is handly the best value in a less expensive table. The next step up ... 
Looking for a good small subwoofer...
The Kef KF92 and KC62 are two of the best subwoofers available today. They are balanced force designs which means the enclosure will not shake and they have full two way crossovers. With the OP's horn speakers I would want to see two KF 92s. Good ... 
Subwoofer boom is too much for me...
Subwoofers can be a real love hate relationship and most people are better off without them. People are led into believing subs add performance to a system with integration methods that are worse than stupid. This is the industry trying to make a ... 
SOTA Turntables
I think you mean the Escape. The urban series of turntables is representative of the class. There is only so far you can go and keep the price down. The Escape is probably the best of the three and it is a great value in comparison to other turnta... 
VPI upgrade?
@fsonicsmith , Agreeing with me is bad for your reputation. Please do not do it again.   
VPI upgrade?
@larseand , I mentioned the VPI gimbal arm because it is a direct swap but you can, with a little creativity, mount just about any arm you can think of on that turntable. The Audiomods arm or a lesser Origin Live arm would do fine.  The Audiomods ... 
Question regarding older phono preamp
If you are worried about things going bad I would stay away from tube electronics. Tubes always go bad and they can do it in a number of ways.   
Spectral DMA 200
@jalbertwebsterjr , my best friend was talked into a Spectral System way back and it included the DMA 200. It is an extremely unreliable amp if used with anything but Spectral gear. After blowing the amp twice he sold it and now is happy as a lark... 
Relative Importance of Analog Components
I look at the Cartridge/Tonearm/Phono Stage as one unit. They have to be considered as one unit to achieve the best performance. Modern systems are incredibly good compared to what we were using in the 60s and early 70s. The differences in the top... 
Minusk platform
The MinusK should isolate you from everything over 2 hz. You are shorting somewhere. What turntable are you using? Check to make sure the platform is floating correctly. You should be able to tap all around the MinusK and not hear anything through...