Responses from willy-t

Looking for Speaker Recommendations
Just acquired a pair Focal Kant II’s If placed properly in a treated room my results are not bright Now they are $11,000 new and you can pick up  a preowned pair $6,000 or below  They are superb and balanced and  even coming from Monitor Aud... 
Looking for a preamp with XLR connections
Parasound JC2 $3500 new leaves you a budget for great cables Good luck Willy-T  
Cables recommendation
Anything Cardas Clear line loom if possible  
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Finally made a speaker change after  20 years. I really thought the Monitor Audio Gold Ref 20 was still relevant Found a pre owned pair of Focal Kanta 2 s and was blown away at the information i  had been totally missing for  20 years Change... 
MM, MC, or MI cartridge
Your potential choice is a great choice the Sutherland 20/20 is dead silent which is important Been playing a Lyra Delos through it for 2 years   with great success Good luck Willy-T  
Small Form-Factor CD Player/Transport
Luxman D N150  super small $2800 retail but can be had for about $1,500 I have owned one for a year now with great results    
What is your record cleaning regimen?
Elmasonic P60H record stack rotor if you can fine one 15 minutes in the u/s rinse with distilled water air dry done  
Volume Control Too Sensitive
If your mono blocks have gain adjust ent you can dial that back to day 50%  I had to do the same thing with Parasound A21+ Good luck Willy -T  
2 channel preamp for music only system
Parasound JC2 a great bargain pre owned     
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
I just replaced a Velodyne with a RELS812.  Just one  unreal.  Don’t know why I waited so long medium sized room. Everything got clearer just killer good luck Willy-T  
replacement for MOFI beatles box set
I would recommend the 50th anniversary editions of the titles that have been released so far Also in the early stereo mixes the bass or bottom end is almost nonexistent and the panning of mono tracks/ instruments  to the left and right speakers i... 
Phono stage price range 1500 to 2000 dollars.
Sutherland 20/20 the most silent phone stage you will encounter regarding noise  from gain as a lot of other stages suffer from.  You can get a new one at the  top of your budget. Super versatile loading for almost any cart   Good luck! Willy... 
Favorite religious song
What if God was one of us Joan Osborne  
Used amps, how to tell if,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
You can get the Parasound A21+ Within a couple hundred bucks  of you budget and you will not be disappointed.  I’ve had one for a year or so and could not be happier. Service is in California with great customer  care.   I haven’t had any issue... 
Best double live vinyl?
Frampton comes alive!