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Tron Atlantic dac disrupts both Audiophile and The Audiophile’s Wife.
Congrats, Bill! It must be very special indeed to unseat the great digital front end you were already running. Enjoy!  
Best first track
A lot of good suggestions, but I swear I don't know how anything could top "Gimme Shelter."  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@loomisjohnson  +1 on Bobby Sutliff Love those Windbreakers albums. I need to devote more time to his solo records. Thanks for the tip.      
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Drive-by Truckers -- "Welcome 2 Club XIII"  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Steve, I never have used one. Is there one you'd recommend in particular?  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Paranoid Style -- "For Executive Meeting" Bar/None Records, 2022  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Steve, It's a pp, but unfortunately, I am going to have to send it back to the seller. Just got it today and side two is badly worn and noisy, despite a deceptively clean surface appearance. It was rated NM, clearly on visual inspection only. Oh ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Weather Report -- "Mysterious Traveler" @slaw Good to see you're getting some quality listening time during your recovery process, Steve. Gotta get on that Marty Stuart record!  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Dolly Parton -- Best of (1975)  
Any Experience with BCS Gadgets?
Stay far, far away.   
Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus RI-101
I'll be interested in your findings. I recently acquired an RI-101 Mk2 and think it's extraordinary on my Fyne F704s, though I do wonder how the SIA-025 might sound driving them. One thing is for certain: the RI-101 Mk2 is not lacking power. It is... 
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
There's a Gryphon Diablo 300 just listed (not by me, and no affiliation) on another popular high end website for $9750. In your price range, I'd probably jump all over that. The Boulder 866 is another good choice. I had one for a couple of years a... 
Tannoy Everyone?! with Leben CS600 or Pass XA25/30.5?
@budburma  About sixteen or so years ago, I had a Syrah and Plinius SA-102 and recall it as among the best systems I've ever had. Congrats, and enjoy!    
Constructing songs
My favorite is that old Loretta Lynn classic, "Finish the Basement, or We're Finished." But I like deconstruction songs even better. "Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads or "Burning House of Love" by X.      
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@reubent  I'm afraid so, but playing old records makes me feel young :)