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Sub $2,000 Integrated Amp Recommendations
Read about the Jungson JA88D class A integrated on Troels Gravesen website.  It is at the bottom of his lead page of former equipment.  I own it and do not think of changing.  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
Side B of Let it Be, You Know My Name, Look Up the Number.  Beatles  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
You Make Me Feel Right at Home, Ted Nugent album, written by Cliff Davies.  
Does a turntable mat make any difference?
The purpose of the platter/mat is to provide a stable surface to mate with the vinyl.  The energy induced into the vinyl by the vibrating stylus should be effectively transmitted into the platter/mat.  Therefore, soft or pliable mats are a poor ch... 
Hearing Aids in 2023 .. Questions
Does anyone have the condition of one good ear and the other requiring a hearing aid?  My wife dislikes the un-natural sound reproduction of her current hearing aid.  In other threads, Widex Moment 440 is highly recommended.  
Micro seiki dql 120
From this link below, it looks like the platter can be removed. 
Phoenix Engineering Falcon and Eagle
He closed up shop.  You will find a thread about it on AudioAsylum. 
Need advice on what to look for in a turntable - budget $6K to $10K
Transfi Salvation or PTP Audio.  The latter is an idler drive based on a Lenco drive system.  The former comes with a floating tangential tonearm and is a rim-drive. 
Phono stage for DL103
I use a Jasmine phono stage (previously with DL103R and now with the DLS1).  Read some of the reviews found on this site. 
Outer Platter Rings
Sampsa55,  I encourage you to read the many threads on this very subject (periphery rings).  Consider the physics behind the objective of a stylus attempting to trace the grooves of a record, the resonances (energy) created by the stylus as it per... 
worst sounding great lps
The early Chicago albums, especially the live album. 
Turntable Recommendation 15K budget Avid Acutus, Brinkmann, Oracle, Nottingham,,
Dragon_vibe,  If you are interested is precise sound reproduction vs an aural experience, send me a private email and I can give you access to a recording of my idler-drive via a Tascam DA-3000 recording. 
Turntable Recommendation 15K budget Avid Acutus, Brinkmann, Oracle, Nottingham,,
Consider a PTP Audio or Transfi Audio Salvation turntable.  The former is a top notch Lenco rebuild by Peter Reinders.  The latter is a British built direct drive turntable that is all new construction.  It has been favorably reviewed on this foru... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
Hi Jeff,I have a digital file that you can have access to of a Phillips recording of Mozart's 6 string quartets.  It is recorded on a Tascam DA-3000.  Send me a private message and I can give you the link. 
What Cartridge please?
Consider a Denon DL-S1, LOMC.  There are reviews here and on Audio Asylum.  I do not find any need to upgrade and the price was very reasonable.