"The Audioengine HD6 powered loudspeaker ($749/pair), which features both analog (phono) and digital inputs (DAC) and (to my ears) is a genuine high-end audiophile product. These were coupled to a U-turn Orbit Special turntable ($529, w/cartridge).
I am old and can remember the day when you had to spend at least $5K to get a system this good.
Incidentally, the $1000 digital system made up for the analog system's overcharge by featuring only the $749 Audioengine HD6 and my own iPhone. Rock me, baby—I love it."
Thank you, Stereophile, for the kind words and your honest feedback.