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Dumped the rack
Thanks Geoff and slaw. I admit I've been avoiding the whole spring aspect of support as I do not have suspended floors etc. as the rig in on at least 3" concrete. So kindly tell me how to assemble a support using springs given I have a 60pound sla... 
Turntable cover
Test it. Play the same track with it closed, at its default open angle, and removed. Let us know what sounds best.  
Phono preamp
Yes. In my case, I agreed that the Mani was fine but with phono, you really have to spend a little more to get a lot better. Sideways moves are just that. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Bathers - Unusual Places To DieThe Triffids - In The Pines 
Dealers and exaggerated treble
Hell yeah! The Rock system in New York a few years ago (2013?) was searingly bright. As was MBL.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts ll&lll(Who gives a fzzz anyway?) 
Dumped the rack
Dammit. It sounds so good on the basement floor. Soundstage is further back and more 3D. Wider too. A greater sense of ease and weight. Bass bloom is tidier. The only thing I'm missing is a finer precision of focus I had on the maple on the stand.... 
Dumped the rack
@millercarbon Thanks. That's useful info. Any pics? @audioguy85 I've contemplated wall mounting but the table is heavy at around 60 pounds so I may have to get something welded [email protected] Useful too.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Helen Humes - Sneakin’ AroundFairport Convention - RosieLoudon Wainwright lll - More Love Songs, first album 
Most useful tweaks that are sensible and really make a noticeable improvement
@elizabeth @unreceivedogma Noted. Being a tube user forever, I guess the metal cover impacts tube pre/phono amps to a higher degree. I’ve been lucky to not have run into the issue living in the spacious suburbs. But it's a tangible effect whereby ... 
Which Integrated Amp For Tannoy Turnberry Prestige GR Speakers
If you prefer transistors,  this Luxman is excellent. I heard it at a show and it was sweet and detailed.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9ejb3-luxman-l-550a-mkii-solid-state 
Which Integrated Amp For Tannoy Turnberry Prestige GR Speakers
I see integrated in the title only now.This one:https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9eigg-audio-research-vsi75-stereo-tube-integrated-amplifier-vsi... 
Dedicated Circuit
All on the one cct is best unless you've monster power amps. 
Which Integrated Amp For Tannoy Turnberry Prestige GR Speakers
This.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9f40g-audio-research-ref75-amplifier-tube 
Phono preamp
The Mani is decent but you’ll need interconnects. What cartridge are you using? If MM, you could look at tube phono amps. There is an Audio Research PH-3 for sale $750 on Agon.If you wanted to change to a phono preamp instead, there's a Croft for ...