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Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor - to grill or not to grill
Grills are very easy to restring - material can be bought from a fabric shop.  Just requires a bit of effort.  I would say ask for $150 reduction. 
New Sonus Faber Electa Amator 3...anybody heard these yet?
Had mine on order since 3/18 - dealer is waiting for the shipment to arrive.  They will replace my Cre. Auditor Ms and REL B1 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
You spend many $$$$ on the equipment yet you cry about spending $ to send to a service center when you probably have a service center near you that you could deliver to.  I have many pieces of McIntosh equipment that have been fault-free for years.   
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
Instead of sending to McIntosh, send to another authorized service location that does not have a vested interest - Like Audio Classics.  Their service is top rated. 
Jimmy Page, It's time to call your lawyers?
Wasn't LZ "influenced" by Spirit? 
So disappointed in today's Americana
Give a listen to The Wild Feathers - Nashville based. 
SF Cremona Auditor M vs Harbeth 30.1
I have had my Cremona Auditor Ms for 8 yrs now and have tried to move on to another speaker but can't seem to better them in the sub $8K range.  I had a pair of Harbeth P2ESR in my work office setup nad was very pleased with their performance.  I ... 
Ortofon Cadenza Range loading range
I have a Cadenza Black and load at 100 ohms. 
Dr. Feickert Protractor
I have owned a MintLP (Rega), Dr Feikert 2Gen, and now a SMARTractor.  The Feikert and SMARTractor were used with a VPI JMW3D arm.  The SMARTractor is the best by far, and most expensive.  I am dealing with cartridges in the range of $2800 to $650... 
Toploading CD transports recommendations
I have a 1 yo Apollo-R for sale. 
REL subwoofer what Speakonl cable do you recommend
I have an 8' Synergestic Reseach REL speakon cable for sale - I needed to go back the the OEM 10m cable due to relocation of B1. 
Recommended Amps and preamps for Polk RTI A7s HELP!!!
FYI, an Audio Video receiver is a one-box solution for an multi-channel amp, preamp, and tuner.   
Amp Repair Grade: F
Ryan at Audio Classics will take care of you. 
Recommended Amps and preamps for Polk RTI A7s HELP!!!
The Denon 2801 is not an amp - it is a Audio Video Receiver, which are typically not the best for music reproduction. No sense in using a preamp with the amp section - that would be your bottleneck.   For your price point I would look into a used ... 
VPI Aries 3 - Funk Firm 3mm Acromat
I preferred the Stillpoint puck over the VPI heavyweight.  For a 3mm difference in ht, the required turns on the VTA tower would be 3.78 turns (1/32"/turn).