Responses from bigbobbydmoney

Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
Unless you have an endless supply of money, building a system is a process based on ones listening preference and ears. I purchased a couple amps before I ended up with the one that fits me. Same with the CD player, turntable and speakers. I worke... 
Seeking advice on possible VPI turntable upgrade
I own a VPI Super Prime Scout sold by upscale audio. I have two arms, aluminum with a Ortofon Cadenzo Mono & JMW 3D with a Ortofon 2m Black. Very easy to set up and plays like a dream! 
Seeking advice on possible VPI turntable upgrade
You probably know every inch of the nice old table and know what to tweak if it sounds a little off. You also stated "I have to force myself to stop listening in the evenings so I can get some sleep!" that tells me you really love your current set... 
VPI Prime or Scout or ???
I have the exact same setup as @gillatgh from Upscale Audio. Only addition after a year was an extra arm with a Ortofon quintet mono cartridge. If you purchase from UA, they'll give you a 15% discount on the cartridge and set it up for you. You wo... 
power cables where do I start?
I use hospital grade power cords ($20) and a Furman 15i power conditioner. It's all about clean power to protect your investment.