Responses from dawkimi

New to Preamp - Preamp suggestion around 10k
Potentially consider First Sound if you don’t need balanced connections.  
Which mono power amp would you choose and why?
Potentially consider Threshold - you may be able to get some SA/1 monos re-capped at or below your price range.  I believe a former employee still services/updates them.  Think these would be hard to beat for the money.  
Innuos 2.1.0 upgrade
Wanted to post about great service experience I had with Innuos performing this update.  I got an unexpected error message initially and emailed their support group.  This was late at night US EST and wasn't expecting a response for 1 to 2 busines... 
First tube preamp recommendations (under $5k)
Second the First Sound recommendation if you can go single ended. 
Does a Tube Dac make sense?
It did for me, but you'll need to try in your own system.  Went from Schiit Yggy and Chord Qutest to Lamipzator Golden Atlantic TRP (much more expensive) and believe it is significantly better. 
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
First Sound if you don't need balanced. 
Apogee Scintilla Power
Probably a few Threshold models would work. 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Threshold SA/1...sound wonderful and can drive just about anything 
How bad is this?
Sent unit back to manufacturer and turns out it was a faulty capacitor.  Will get some potential upgrades to go along with repair.  Appreciate the responses and very happy I sent back to manufacturer for peace of mind and to make sure everything w... 
Add cartridge to current lineup
Appreciate the responses and hope to be back to enjoying the music soon. 
How bad is this?
Appreciate the responses.  Will see what I can figure out and follow up with First Sound for potential repair/upgrade options.  Thanks and stay safe. 
Best Preamp round $8000
First Sound makes some nice units if you don't need balanced output(s) 
Schiit just got real...
Appreciate all the responses.George - I don't believe you can use as a transport (only for ripping CDs to memory).  I do have a modified Sony transport and Genesis Digital Lens.  I'll compare Innuos Zen versus Sony transport direct versus Sony/Gen... 
Help in putting together my system with used equipment on Audiogon and eBay.
For digital, I would potentially try out Schiit Yggdrasil GS or Chord Qutest - both can be had for around $1,600 new. 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
Seems that some of the classic designs have stood up relatively well...I have not been motivated to explore potential alternatives to my Threshold SA/1 monos