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Integrated amp suggestions.
The Ayre integrated—AX5-Twenty—is the best I’ve heard with many different speakers. I ended up with the VX-5 Twenty and kept my tube preamp but that integrated sounded so special with my Audio Physic speakers.  
Can anyone recommend a good streamer/DAC?
Yes. Auralic Altair new or used. It works with Roon or you can you its own Lightning software.  
New Turntable Direction
I have had my Linn for 25+ yrs and have done many of the upgrades including the Keel. Last year when I retired I bought a VPI Classic Signature on a sale from Upscale Audio—just to hear something different. I still have my Linn and I often A/B the... 
Most organic / real / analogue sounding DAC (ideally with Volume Control) for $1500??????
Ayre Codex or QB-9 used. Nothing harsh or lean about these. Aqua LaVoce also fantastic but $3000+ 
It was 20 years ago today...
I remember the early adopters and posters as well, but I don’t remember when I first found the site. My join date says Feb 1, 2001 but that’s just what got filled in when Audiogon adopted its new format. Looking through some of my transactions it ... 
Looking for an integrated amp around 4000 to 5000.
The Ayre AX5-Twenty was the most amazing integrated I’ve heard. I got a VX5-Twenty amp and pair it with my BAT preamp but the integrated sounds better at least in my system and with my musical tastes. I believe you can find a used AX5-Twenty in yo... 
Most recordings you own by a single artist, group, or composer
Bob Dylan and JS Bach and in 3rd place probably Neil Young. The best of the best.  
audiophiles who are just getting the itch to upgrade
I still have my LP12 after 30 yrs, and the single biggest upgrade I did was the Keel subchassis. Sounded like a new TT. Recently I had the Karousel installed as well. Still using Ekos II and Akita cart. Karousel is a noticeable improvement but not... 
Phono cable advice.
I bought a Pangea phono cable with ground from Audio Advisor—$90. I think it’s really good and well made.  
For those of us over 60..
Dylanthen Beatles and Stonesi am 65 and female 
The High End for Under a Grand?
I tried for the best sound I could get in the smallest package and ended up with Silverline Minuet Supremes, PSAudio Sprout 100, and a teeny REL sub — the T7. Cables were whatever I had in my stash box, Kimber PBJ and the like. My source is my Opp... 
What is this odd little box I've been storing for years?
Glupson, wrong. The second he throws it out he will discover it’s an indispensable part of something. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that with various seemingly unmatched Tupperware.  
Looking for a warm sweet speaker
I love my Proac D15s and also loved Vandersteens when I had them. I share your taste for the British sound. I currently have Audio Physic Avantera with BAT tube mono blocks. Resolving, layered, but still plummy sound to my ears, in my room.  
Oppo exploring additional production of UDP 205
That Atlanta store must wonder what the H happened with all these out of state phone orders this weekend. I told a friend about this stash too. Probably gone by tomorrow. Then we’ll see some of them flipped here or on eBay for $2400+! 
Oppo exploring additional production of UDP 205
Just placed an order with them as well; press for a Sales Rep and you can order from whoever picks up that line. Right now they have 40 left! He said something about the unit will arrive in their store by Thursday then ship to me in VA after that.