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Vandersteen 2ci with tube amps
Audio bliss with ARC REF110? How about their SP15 w/ REF110. Well, YES!  Vandersteen Quatros and their bookshelf VLR love tubes. If you haven't seen Richard's setup video, you can see the ARC setup he has.  
Should I buy an SME 30/12A for 15K?
I waited to respond just see what dreams were made of.  I too have had my share of tables. Real dreams and nightmares. But just to add a thought, for that money, Kuzma R w/ 4 point. Ken Micallef from Stereophile might agree. Good night an... 
Phono Stage Question.....
You may want to look into the Channel D. Not as "plug and play" and I've seen some here on Audiogon.  It's worth a look. Most of the senior writers at Stereophile magazine us the Loco as their reference. favorite. D.  
Artemis Speakers as1.0
Just a FYI for price. A pair (without sub) is for sale at Dearborn Records, without stands, for $1500.    Good luck.   
What do you think is the best integrated amplifier under 1000
I don't recommend buying new. If you had to, Rega Brio. But the Rogue Sphinx is a favorite too. Now if you have speakers with >95db ......Decware. 
Aren't you sorry you missed out on this one? It's already sold out! LOL
Well the really sad thing is that you folks haven't heard the $2500 bargain (that's w/ cartridge). Let me know what table, matching all specs (you're allowed to take off $500 for the cartridge but have to include the 10" arm), that you folks would... 
Biggest "bang for the buck" audio gear you have owned(in your history)?
Over time I'd say an SME 3009 III on a Micro Seki DX1000 ('78) and my current LS50's. Still can't beat the KEF.