Responses from m-milani

Power Cables
Puritan Classic + cables fit in your price range. I slowly added them in to most of my power connections. While I did not hear an "oh my god the earth just shook" difference, I did notice an audible difference in clarity. YMMV.   http://www.pu... 
Looking for phono preamp advice in the $1000 - $1600 range
I second the Gold Note PH-10.   In the future, you can add the external PSU-10 power supply as an upgrade.  
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
I have the Dali Rubicon 8's.  Can listen to them all day.  Not fatiguing, tight bass, and the wide-dispersion of the speakers produce a great sound stage and center image.  Can also find them used for well under 10k  
Turntable Isolation
This cured my source of noise/vibration LInk To ZaZen    
Songs you use when auditioning gear
I have been using this playlist lately.   Has a variety of music, vocals, bass, separation, and imaging.