Replaced my entire system within the last year. Previously had an original Linn LP-12 with Sumiko arm and Benz Micro Glider, Audio Research PH3-SE, Audible Illusions Modulus 3, McCormack DNA-1, Rega Planet, MIT interconnects, Magnepan 3.3's, fully reconditioned at the factory and an NAD 4020 tuner.
Finally went the tube route and updated the table and speakers. Much more musical and open. The Einstein seems a much better match since it has 68 db gain compared to the ARC PH3SE with only 54 db.
Very happy at this point. May look at other cartridges, a balanced phono section, and a tubed tuner down the road, but...
Thanks. I made the rack myself with some clear Walnut I found locally. Since it is all one piece, and nearly 10 feet long, moving it from Ohio to Hawaii in a Matson container was a bit tricky. But it made it without any damage.
Haven't been on here in quite a while (obviously!) but appreciate your comment. Yes, I had a line on some good walnut stock and fabricated this system to display the records much like they would be in a store display. It preserves the jackets, too, as they don't get the wear from sliding the albums in and out when they are stored in the traditional way. It is also easy to group the albums by genre or whatever method you choose while also making selections quicker.
Great system. Looks very thought out. Your room seams to have a cool vibe to. Enjoy the great tunes. And the those 3.7. Trust me you have some of e best speakers in the world. Once they break in your gunna freak with joy.