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Speakers for daughter
My daughter uses her vpi player with audio engine hd6  
New cartridge
Looking for thoughts on Sonus Faber speakers
SF Olympica iii is what I use. Discontinued and can be had at great deals.does everything you describe and sound amazing even at low volumes   
New cartridge selection: help wanted
Soundsmith zephyr mimc star 
What cartridge for a prime super scout 10.5 arm.? Budget $500
Soundsmith otello 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
Pioneer belt drive with shure m91edtechnics sl1100thorens td166 mk2 dynavector 10x4ar es1 dynavector 10x4 then bluepoint specialrega 3 did not likelinn lp12 ittok and koestu black caught fire when power supply failedvpi prime scout w saved koetsu ... 
Recommendations for speakers that sound great at lower volume levels.
At least to my ears and my system the best I’ve heard at low volumes for detail and bass definition have been my sonus faber olympica 3 
Next step in Turntable
I am very happy with the VPI prime signature and soundsmith Paua cart. Within your budget and endgame in my opinion. Great match 
Looking for recommendations for a pair of full range speakers for ~8k or under
I second the SF Olympica iii .you can get them for 6500 and spend the rest of the budget on music. I have had quads Maggie’s Wilson’s jmlab and others but to me these represent the best of detail and musicality. 
The best speaker you ever heard?
JM Lab grand utopia 
Manley Chinook
What @ljs_fin said.  I have the Paula mk ii with the same settings and its amazing.  My integrated is the with the rogue audio Cronus magnum ii. 
First Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge Acquisition
I went from a koetsu black gold line to ortofon cadenza bronze to a soundsmith and couldn’t be happier  
Starting research for turntable
I would do a vpi prime 
Kiseki Purpleheart
soundsmith paua mk ii here on my PS amazing 
Moving Iron Carts or stick with LOMC
I have gone from using MC  for 40 years to a Soundsmith.  I am a convert for life. especially with the rebuild prices Peter Ledermann is offering