Responses from ricmci

List your breakthrough products that you’ve discovered on this audiophile Journey.
Keith Monk Prodigy 
Nicks or McVie.....
You don't suck at that level of success! Greatness befalls each of them. 
Poor grammar is disappointing and decidedly distracting in formal audio reviews.
The last I checked with the powers that be moderating such subjects such as stereo equipment and recordings and personal preferences regarding such likes and like nots in a time when proper use of grammar has diminished as well as the use of cursi... 
This is the list of the best makers of audio equipment. Respond if you disagree
Good list. No one comes close to  Nakamichi for tape decks now a days. Some of us still love our old bootlegs and Nakamichi decks may be the best we have. I don't know anything about B&O spinners but techhnics is obviously top of the food chai... 
Best lower end cables for B&W speakers...?
I last went with some speaker cables from Schmitt Custom Audio. Very affordable and sound and look better than basic connections. Not high end but improvements were noticeable and he is a small business owner so was nice to support. Not sure I cou... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Also didn't see that jb1 had posted already for the John McLaughlin trio. Never heard it but can only ditto from inference. 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Great post by the way! 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Some amazing recordings suggested here. The Mahavishnu Orchestra - Apocalypse. 
My list of tweaks and the verdict
2.  Copper ankle socks. I can not for the life of me believe that another human acknowledged the power of this. Uncanny! 
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
Reasonable gamble for a relatively low price. Only advice I have is I would not hook directly into your main system right away. If you have some spar components that you don't care about then feed into them first and see how it goes. 
The Weekend
On. Panic. Bad. Off! 
Are your current amps and other gear the best you've ever had?
Ok, I know I will get destroyed but will put it out there. I love my MA-2275. Have rolled tubes, had repairs, etc. Still great. Even if I change to a different brand, I would stick integrated amp. 
Is Luxman a poor man's D'Agostino ?
Better is always better. D'Agastino will always be better. Nothing wrong with Luxman. They are both stellar in their own rights. Most of us would be privileged to own either.  
Vinyl headache from hell!!!
I had the nearly the same sort of issue playing vinyl short of the static noise through the left channel for the first 30 seconds. I found my problem to be too much static electricity in the atmosphere. I bought some of those copper socks and abra... 
The best TT system for under 30K
Holy Moany Audiogonie!