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Phono's $2100 to $2600
Thank you tomic601- I would love to consider the Herron but new it is out of my price range and used they just don't come up.Glad to hear you love Sutherland- when the PHD came out I had always wanted to try one of his designs.  So mow I just migh... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
Thanks tablejockey.and thanks rooze- that was super informative.So here's where I am at- I have also been in contact with a Sutherland N1 seller...so,  the N1 phono should be quite something as it based on the duo with a lighter power supply.  And... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
I can see why- it sounds like an excellent piece of equipment- I was not familiar with it.  This might indeed be the way to go if a used one popped up.Btw, I spoke to Sutherland engineering that sell a replacement board for the PHD but using wallw... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
I'll offer $2001!! :-)Tablejockey- you are using a Fosgate right?I will also look into the modwright and chinook.  On the latter I kind of got the impression that maybe the zesto might be a better choice- that said a chinook popped up at the right... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
hello all- apologies for not responding sooner but work was been crazy.Thank you for the great suggestions- I did a bit of reading on the NVO and it really does sound like something I should consider- and lo and behold! there is a used one for sal... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
@tablejockey The PL is really a wonderful preamp- and yes I do switch out NOS tubes a lot...I'v been going between Brimar's, Amperex, and Telefunken's- and they do all sound different.  The first sound more lush and full, the Amperex more defined ... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
That's a good point- decisions decisions.And yes I had been looking for $1k phono but after the other upgrades I decided to go for a more significant improvement.  I just love how my records sound now- very close call with the digital side (I have... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
Yes, I have been torn re ss vs tube.  Since I have a tube pre and my current phono is ss I thought ss might be ok if . the phono is superior to what I have now.Between the Zesto and the Allnic did you notice any particular strength of one over the... 
Integrated amp for Thiel 3.7's
Yes, but if I stick with separates I am very happy with Pass mono's driving the Thiels- they sound very impressive and have no issues driving them.  At this point I would go to my original plan of replacing the preamp which as of now I have narrow... 
Phono recommendation for around $1000 used
I will definitely look at the Gold Note PH 10- looks interesting.A friend also strongly recommended Audio Research PH5 recommended - thinks this is one of the best phono's out there still today and which can be found used at reasonable prices.Anyo... 
Best Phono amp under $2000.
Unfortunately it is tube but there is an Aesthetix Rhea for 1800 on Audiomart.   This is an absolutely superb phono- like an end of the line good. 
Integrated amp for Thiel 3.7's
Thanks unsound.....but the price!Can't really go there- even the progression clocks in at $18k. 
Integrated amp for Thiel 3.7's
Hmm thanks for that- definitely interesting.Btw, anybody have thoughts on the Nelson integrated (250)...reviews are good and I obviously have some familiarity with the Pass sound that works well with the Thiels.I obviously have to wonder how the I... 
If I were to replace my VPI Airies1 with a 4k or so budget?
Thanks everyone for the very interesting posts.  My impression that unless I plan to make a major investment (as suggested mulveling) I should stock to the Aires.  As for the speed control I'll stick with the SDS and maybe focus on an arm upgrade-... 
Integrated amp for Thiel 3.7's
yes sorry-  you know....senility!!