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What now?
Well, the piano being a "compact electronic" keyboard is now not anywhere near as worry as we may have thought. Capacitors and silicon don't vibrate and resonate like piano wires.  
Audiolab 6000N going Gapless - FINALLY
Nov 25/22.   AudioLab 6000N upgrade to gapless. All AudioLab streaming products are now gapless. This is HUGH. Just listened to Pink Floyd DSOM and now in wonderful glorious GAPLESS play back as it was ment to be.   Thank you Audiolab for thi... 
Audiolab 6000N going Gapless - FINALLY
Couldn't agree more. If I knew how important GAPLESS is prior to purchasing the Audiolab 6000N streamer (my first streamer) I would not have bought it. I do have to give it top marks for sound quality though. If you ignore the lack of gapless and... 
Bluesound Node or Audiolab 6000N
Update - Oct 25 2022    As of Sept 2022,  Audiolab have upgraded software that now support gapless playback for their newest products, but not the 6000N .   Today (Oct 25 2022) Audiolab support stated that a new software update coming soon wil... 
CD player suggestions...
Audiolab 6000CDT Transport. $600 new, an amazing performer.  
The one time you want to pull out but she says no.
+1 Ohm Walsh  
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
"The Undertones" debut album from 1978. Power Pop / Post Punk group that really was very good, still is. Lots of catchy stuff here.  
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Mine is "Direct to Disc" by Toronto band FM. An instrumental electronic kind of Jazz fusion feel I've always loved for it's truly original and different sound. 2 tracks only,, "Headroom I Tyra Reflection" and "Border Crossing I the first movement ... 
CD Transport Question
+1 (2, 3 or 4 or wherever we are at) the AudioLab 6000CDT. A true transport with just digital out, no built-in DAC. They concentrated on the power supply and delivery. And as far as the slot loading mech scratching disks? That's just nit-pickers ... 
What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?
Dual SVS SB1000 pro subs. Replaced a single Velodyne CT-100.  
Direct Drive
Nice vintage DD deck to consider also is the Sony ps-x50 (60 and 70 also, with rising price of course). It has the legendary PUA-7 tonearm. I own one and love it.  
Opinions before purchasing
+ 1 @soix   
Basic question about power/watts
Watts is not just about getting loud. Its how it sounds as you turn it up. Even normal listening volume will sound better cuz the cleaner, faster, The watts have an easier path and usually with fewer things to get in the way. Thats what a good qua... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell ( not what you expect) And  Daniel Lanois - Acadie And  Daniel Lanois - Omni Series                
Owning Up To It
@ozzy62  Oops, yes.got my replacement lead singers mixed up.  Must be the beer(s).