Responses from jwillox

Nobody here should quit their day jobs 😎  
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
OP, take a look at Marantz. The SACD30n sounds amazing, has excellent DACs and a butt-load of options. $3,500 or so. if you can find a Denon DCD-A110, it’s amazing as well.  
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
No.  not in my experience.   
Surge protector
Hi,  as I read the responses here and your original post, it seems clear you should have a protected outlet at each speaker   An inexpensive product with an equipment warranty would be the Pro series fromAPC  one for each speaker total of around... 
Subwoofer for music only ?
Awww long-time Rel owner, I would also recommend the T5x or T7x models.  plenty of low end extension and very well-controlled drivers.   
I suddenly have a weird buzz issue; can someone help me solve the problem?
I eant thru this issue a few years back.  Comcast/Xfinity cable boxes are famous for this issue.  My fix was a cable ground isolated - $15.  goes between the cable coming in and the box.    fixed the issue totally.   
Streamer/DAC combinations
Try a Lümin D2 deals are out there on used.  The D3 is the newer version.    I have really enjoyed my D2 $3,200 range.   
Are your record surfaces as silent as CDs?
Nearly for this man.  I have purchase a few used recordings that need deep cleaning, bit in some cases the damage is done.   
Better cd SQ
Someone mentioned the Denon DCD-A110.  while a stunning player, in no universe can it be found for anything close to $2,000.   
Giving Advice without recommending your own equipment
People often want opinions from owners of the gear.     
Let the Games Begin
Thoughts About Turntable Upgrades
I can’t comment on Sota…   however, a phono-pre upgrade would go a long way.  I have a Planar 3 with a decent Parasound pre.  Try the pre first and see?   there are the two schools of thought on tables: - as much mass as your structure can ho... 
New CD Player
Can’t refer to anything from your old player, but we are many generations later now in CD player technology.    the Marantz for its price would be a great player if you don’t need SACD.  $1,000 is likely reasonable.     
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
I’ve been informed, and amused by the chemistry and psychology in this thread.  tianks to all that have given good information 🤣  
New Cartridge Causing Intermittent Popping
Strange stuff all.    j have had a variety of tables over the years, and never had this issue.  mine had a Signet TK10ML with a true microphone stylus.  currently Audio Technics ART9xi (special line contact) I keep vinyl clean, and clean all new...