mrklas

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Looking for a turntable around $1k...
I think a Rega P3 is a great option - the great value of a P3 in my opinion is the upgrade ability and the basis for using a MC cartridge.  Here's the rub - streaming and CDs are 'more convenient' mediums so I would be inclined to get a P1 or P2 i... 
Speakers The single most critical component
Congratulations to everyone who had the willingness and patience to decipher the long run on sentences full of abbreviations and symbols! 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Pink Floyd, The Wall.  And an old fashioned close at hand. 
Turntables.....A point of diminishing returns?
@joey_v I think you hit the nail on the head "At some point, what matters to you may seem large even if to someone else it is infinitesimal." 
Looking for recommendations for a pair of full range speakers for ~8k or under
I like the models you are evaluating.And here’s my two cents....note - I’m on my 3 different set of Sonus fabers and I selected my initial Sonus fabers over the B&Ws.  The B&Ws tweeter irritated me ears - too bright. I’ve owned the Sonetto... 
Thoughts on...SF Concertino Home (Existing) + SF Gravis I Sub (New)
I have heard a home theatre system with the Sonettos and Gravis subs and it was exception given the price point.  I would be surprised if the subs didn't provide you what you are looking for.I personally would be more likely to upgrade the amp sec... 
Turntables.....A point of diminishing returns?
I'd like to say beauty is in the eye of the beholder....that is one ugly turn table.  I think they need to include some sort of turn table screen with it so the buyer only has to listen to it! 
Recommendations for a modestly-priced audio system?
NAD D 3020 and a set of PSB book shelf speakers is another fine option.  And for what it's worth, $1000 can get you something worth listening too and can support music appreciation.The finest things in life don't cost any money - not that a set of... 
Speaker Cables
I have been auditioning Kimber Kable’s Bifocals and they sound great - still questioning the dollar value but clearly sound better than other speaker cables in my system. Mixed feelings because I was happy using cheaper cables.  
Turntables.....A point of diminishing returns?
@noromance what is your current turntable of choice? 
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Turntables.....A point of diminishing returns?
I recently purchased a turntable - just below ‘reference level’. I owned a Rega RP1 and my budget was $5k but I preferred to keep closed to $3k. And I was prepared to focus on digital as my source. I listened to Rega tables with a Linn LP 12 as th... 
All things being equal (hypothetical) which do you prefer, XLR or RCA?
If all things being equal, I would use XLRs because with my components the XLRs delivery a higher db music signal.Therefore, I got a bit more volume out of my system.  And as a former field artillery guy louder is sometimes necessary. 
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Your advice needed, speakers to buy $8K to $13K
I would encourage you to add DaVore Fidelity on your list.