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SET amps
I second Wolf's suggestion, Dennis Had amps are fantastic and they are within your budget. 
Considering Moving to an Integrated, Opinions Appreciated
@jeffp13  Thanks for your response. I should have put a followup post for people searching. I went to my local dealer and compared the Naim XS3 and the Supernait 3. I took the Supernait home for a week and it really sounded fantastic. It cost more... 
What do/did you do for a living?
I started in computer retail and then moved to a manufacturing company for almost the last 20 years. I make all decisions regarding IT and design software to run the business. 2 of my kids have recently moved out, so I converted a room to a listen... 
What do you sit on?
I have been contemplating this for about 6 months. I have sat in a lot of chairs trying to find the right one and I still haven't found it. I am currently using a cheap $150 barrel chair with pleather covering that had been in another room for yea... 
Switch from AB to D
I have had several class D amps over the years. I don't agree with all of the "not ready for primetime" feedback. Your price range is a limiting factor, but I would look at a used Peachtree.  
Where do you go after a BlueSound Node 2i?
The Node 2i is one of the great values in audio right now, I think. I ran mine to an MHDT Labs Orchid and it sounded fantastic. I was wanting to simplify and I had bought a Naim Supernait 2 and found a great deal on one of their last gen DAC/Strea... 
Tekton Design Moab
With how well his business seems to be doing, it may be time for him to add an operations manager, and maybe more help, and as you said, revert more to president role more exclusively. I agree.  I have been in several startups and it is the on... 
Technics or Thorens, need suggestions
As soon as I saw the title, I knew mijo would be here shortly to bash the Technics.I was using a Marantz TT15-S, and while I liked the sound and the looks, I don't like the way the belt and motor is setup.  I have been eyeing a newer Technics sinc... 
Tekton Design Moab
I recently turned a small bedroom into a listening room/office.  After going through a lot of gear, I decided about 6 months ago to sell everything and simplify. I wound up with a Naim Supernait 2, Naim ND5 XS streamer/dac and I ordered a pair of ... 
New TT for ~$1500
As an owner of the recommended Marantz TT15, I would like to chime in.  It is a beautiful table and it does sound good.  I got it new a couple of years ago for $1000, which was a steal at the time.  That said, I am going to be replacing it with a ... 
Dedicated 20 amp circuit - Electrician laughed!
I installed my own dedicated 20 amp line.  I had a really long run, my listening room is on the opposite end of the house from the breaker.  I found a good deal on cryo treated Romex(think it was only $75 or so.)  The wire, a new breaker and a Syn... 
What is the average dealer mark up?
I just talked to my local dealer a couple of days ago.  He said they are doing fine.  They are appointment only right now.  I live in a small city and there are only 2 dealers in town.  I believe that he is still paying his employees as well, at l... 
Looking for a hybrid integrated to do it all!
I used a Peachtree 220SE for a couple of years.  It is a slightly older model that had a tube buffer.  I am a tube guy and the buffer did not sound good at all to me, but it was great without it.  I never did roll the tube.  They did away with the... 
Schiit just got real...
I have been simplifying my system and selling off spare gear.  I am running a Naim Supernait 2, MHDT Labs Orchid and a Bluesound Node 2i currently.  It sounds great and is convenient.  I am thinking about upgrading the Node.  My dealer loves the I... 
Looking for recommendations for a 'warm' sounding DAC
Another vote for the Orchid.  Only $1100 new and you can roll tubes to get a different sound.