Responses from wfowenmd

Half-Speed Masters - are they worth double dipping?
Save your money. Buy a nicely restored open RTR. Record your original vinyl. Your recording will sound better than the original album, because of a greater dynamic range with tape.  
Reel to Reel
Knittersspouse advice is spot on about care and dedication. It’s a high calorie burning media.  
Reel to Reel
Another strong endorsement for open RTR. My audio system is considered by many as exotic and end game in a dedicated 2 channel listening room. Because I was at a point of only modest SQ with new hardware and vinyl re-releases, I th... 
Phono Stage in inputs for 2 tonearms
Not mentioned are Allnic phono stages. You can alternatively purchase their SUT alone.  
Finally after 7 years of search... Full Range: Voxativ.
As a detail freak, I encourage you to audition contemporary single driver speakers — especially high end models like Voxativ. Moreover the Schinmel cabinets reflect express their piano pedigree in lower frequencies.  
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
I’ve tried many of these units and solutions with variable improvements. My best and most consistent improvements have been with Perfect Vinyl Forever. They’re a commercial album cleaner company. Their results are often so good that they rival the... 
Finally after 7 years of search... Full Range: Voxativ.
I’ve had Ampeggio’s with upgraded Vox drivers for 8 years. They’re powered by restored Western Electric monoblocks with vintage WE 300B tubes in SET configuration. My experience is that they blossom with a pair of Rythmik subs and placed deep in t... 
Going Tubing
What is your budget? I’m sorry if I missed this info.  
How would you spend my next $5K?
Another vote for a second sub in a stereo sub configuration. This approach will greatly expand soundstage and increase retrieval of sonic details.   
Crackle and hiss on some albums
I offer another PVF salutation as possible help for your problem with noise. I’ve several albums that were purchased in both vinyl and RTR played on my prosumer Studer. Of course, tape is without extraneous noise and has a stronger dynamic range. ... 
What to do with dead equipment
Sell it deeply discounted for “parts”. The market by individual buyers can be surprisingly broad and brisk. Good luck.  
Why is selling used stereo equipment involve people from the sales platform?
I wish it were that simple, The seller is not given the option of igniting the guidance and still posting. That’s not a recommendation. It’s a mandate.   
Why do people like reel to reel players?
I’ve high end 2 channel analog gear that includes a refurbished pro Studer. RTR is expensive, laborious, and of limited selection. But the SQ is so good that I’d do it again. The best dynamic range and detail that I’ve heard is RTR. My analogy is ... 
"Diminishing Returns"
Let the choir say Amen!  
Subwoofer Basics Help
I’ve 300B SET mono blocks and run Rythmik and Rel sub pairs. Both brands are nice, but the small RELs have modest SPL with limited flexibility. REL is speaker level input; Rythmik is both. As I understand your connections, a high quality line spli...