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Marantz
Go to eBay and look under completed listings for real-world values. In general each unit looks to be worth somewhere between $500 and $600. If they are in perfect condition functionally and physically then the values could/would be higher. Origina... 
Moving tube equipment
What a load. There are zero issues with transporting your tube amps in the car for an hour or so. (Any defensive/evasive driving maneuvers excluded.) As a precaution, after you have them located/placed in their new environment it wouldn’t hurt to ... 
Do any still use an older high end tuner from the past?....
Not entirely on topic, but I do still own a McIntosh MR71. Over the years, and living on the left coast, there were excellent FM stations to listen to. Classical music, a college jazz station and two classic rock stations were just some of the cho... 
Power Amplifiers
Belles ST150A Hot Rod and Pass Labs Aleph 30 are still in use.  
Need advice
If you can forego nostalgia Yogiboy’s recommendation makes a lot of sense. Back to nostalgia, you might consider one of these three brands to keep within your targeted budget: Teac, Akai (with glass heads) & Pioneer. If gone through properly... 
Trivializing AudiogoN...........ie: what I have is the best...
The general definition of Choice Supportive Bias from Wikipedia:   The tendency to remember one's choices as better than they actually were. In this respect, people tend to over attribute positive features to options they chose and negative feat... 
You are invited on a "trip down memory lane".
Most wanted to have back, in no particular order: MAC MC30’s, Precision Fidelity C7A & Levinson No.29.   Mjcmt: I’m with you on the Pass Labs Aleph 30. I have one and regularly rotate it into my system. It has a musical purity that is amazin... 
Usless but interesting ....how many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?
Stacked Advents (large, walnut) in the bedroom. Triple Advents for a very brief time until my folks proclaimed: “not here.”  
Trade all my Amazon Alexa Echos for Sonos for whole home audio?
Another variable to consider is that although you have "1GB" service, it may not be actually providing anywhere near that speed. Full disclosure, I'm an AT&T customer and not a fan.  
Harbeth Compact 7's
Both Mistral and LFD electronics are an excellent match with Harbeth loudspeakers. 
PrimaLuna preamps. Use of 5R4GY tubes instead of 5AR4 / GZ34. Yes or no?
yukio:I have used them (Philips 5R4GYS) for several years now. Improvements are a little more warmth on the top end and a small increase in sound stage width.I failed to mention the Philips tube is substantially taller than the stock 5AR4 tube and... 
PrimaLuna preamps. Use of 5R4GY tubes instead of 5AR4 / GZ34. Yes or no?
yukio: I have used the Philips 5R4GYS in my PrimaLuna ProLogue 3 with great success/results. The Philips tubes were purchased from Upscale Audio. They are the only tubes tried in this position other than the stock PrimaLuna 5AR4’s. As others hav... 
Need help with speaker wire connection to ARC Classic 60
So over the years I’ve used the banana connector adapters recommended by inhifiman and kalili on the following amplifiers with great success: McIntosh MC30, Audio Research D-40, D-70, D-115B, Classic 30 and Classic 60. The speaker wires used were ... 
Dealer Discount
To use the example of the OP (“mid level audio equipment”) most/many electronics lines will have a 40% margin to the dealer. A well run/efficient dealer will probably have a COB (cost of doing business) of at least 25%. So, when you walk in and as... 
Audioquest SKY Interconnects
Read through the seller’s feedback. Many “used” pairs have been sold. Right…