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Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
Hey ddonicht,                                 Personally I'm a died in the wool vinyl guy, & as much as I hate to say it .... CHAYRO  maybe correct with his 1st statement. I grew up with records, so I learned how to handle th... 
everything sounded great until the upgrade
grislybutter, "that’s my biggest lesson from it: it’s starts with the amp". I never said that Gris, it starts with the source (turntable/cartridge/tonearm, or Cd, etc), and the quality of the actual recording process on the format. It’s quality ... 
everything sounded great until the upgrade
grislybutter, "Seriously. Isn’t it a reasonable goal to make my existing speakers sound good"? You are absolutely correct. Speakers are mega, yet they are still only one ingredient in the stew. My philosophy is different to a lot of philes in t... 
everything sounded great until the upgrade
Hey grislybutter, Don't avoided the word "SYNERGY", it's really prevalent in audio, & essential for putting together a system/package. For you, the days of having a really good system based on having a good pair of speakers are gone. Finito. ... 
everything sounded great until the upgrade
grislybutter just a couple of points of interest,                                                                                a lot of 70s rock albums were great compositions, but with the exception of a few labels (Eg, 1st pressing Columbia... 
Looking for an integrated amp to replace my Cayin A-50T
Hey Pretender, As for the Schiit Ragnarok, or the AVA Vision SET 120, not my beat. I got nada. As for Cambridge ... I'd group them in with Rotel & the like, meaning IMHO your Reynaud's deserve better upstream components. As for Rogue Sphinx... 
Looking for an integrated amp to replace my Cayin A-50T
Your running (89dB/4 ohm) speakers with a Cayin A-50T? It's a miracle your driver tubes lasted as long as they did!!! What a load. Power handling capability according to the manufactor is 40-120 watts. If there was ever a case of pulling a rail ... 
Large room with low budget for speakers
Shawarma, makes it a bit tricky to reply when we don't have the dimensions of your room. The bigger the room the more powerful amplifier you're going to need. If you like the sound of them, an ideal speaker for a large room are the Klipsch Horn... 
Amp Search and Upgrade
A 4 ohm speaker with an 88 db sensitivity, really? You’ve got the tail wagging the dog. Keep your Parasound. Ditch the Dali’s, use the proceeds from the sale, + your $4 grand budget & get a more efficent set-up. Good luck! https://www.au... 
“House” Character of Popular $20-$30k Speakers
With the power your Gryphon Diablo 300 provides, if I were you I'd be tempted (depending on your room) to try a pair of Martin Logan reQUEST. Tremendous transparency, fast, great frequency response 30-24,000 Hz +/-3dB, and they just have that WOW... 
Every day I see another turntable recommendation...
You can stop chasing your tail saulh "$4500 bucks all in"!!!, Oracle Delphi mkII, SME V5 arm, Dynavector H.O-MC cartridge (can be critiqued 2-5 yrs up the road), plug in good to go. https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisacji9-oracle-audio-techn... 
New to me speakers
  KISS baldachin,keep it sweet & simple. Conceptually I am not a fan of multi-driver speakers, although a speaker with a 104 sensitivity majorly peaked my interest. I did a quick search for the Tekton V18 & came up with nada...... so... 
Tube Preamp - What to buy?
VTL Ultimate,separate volume controls, well with-in your budget, beautiful little tube pre-amp with an outstanding phono stage.You will not be disappointed.https://www.google.com/search?q=vtl+ultimate+preamplifier&client=firefox-b-d&tbm=is... 
Lack of Female Representation
ssmaudio & ncbassplayer have pretty much hit the nail on the head.Like most things in life it comes down to the 80 - 20 rule. 80% of women are into breeding & yacking. Anything that deviates from the trajectory of those orbits, either fina... 
Which amplifier should i buy
jjss492 is absolutely correct haimr,running a tube amp with speakers that have a 4Ω impedance and are only 88dB efficient is swimming against the tide. Running a tube pre-amp with a H.Q SS amp may give you the sonic signature you're looking ...