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Original Von Schweikert VR4s
I had a pair of VR3’s that I replaced the grill cloth (Sock) on. It was easy and cheap if you have access to and can use a sewing machine. Else find someone who can sew the seam for you. 
Power amplifiers for a 3 way setup, 2 fronts 1 center
Use 1 channel only of the Vincent stereo amp. No problem at all. 
Where to take a Bogan DB 230A Integrated
I’m not familiar with that model, but looking it up on radiomuseum it looks pretty cool. It also looks like it’s fairly easy to work on (most bogens are). Anyone who repairs tube amps could do it without issue. If you can’t find a guy locally, I w... 
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
I have a pair and love them. Soundstage is huge - deep and wide. They need power. I drive mine with a pair of B&K M200 monoblocks that were modded by musical concepts. You also need some good solid stands. I’m also using the Totem silver speak... 
Can the TDA7492 amp board consume 24W at 12DC?
I assume you mean generate, not consume. The spec sheet says ~10 watts at 1% thd, and ~12watts at 10% thd. 
B&K ST-140 amplifier buying decision
I also have owned several Eagle 2 models. I still own a 2C prime (the last one ever made - says so right on the serial #plate). Much better amp, especially if you get the Eagle 2c prime, or Eagle 4 versions. They will likely need recapping too, an... 
B&K ST-140 amplifier buying decision
I’ve owned several of these - all of them the 105 watt versions. If that’s the 70 version in pristine condition it may be worth a little more, but if not it should sell for $150-$200 if it’s in excellent condition. 
Revisiting a piece of underground prog rock
I kind of agree with simonmoon.  I don’t really like the vocals on side 1. 
Favorite Guitar Solo
Andy Latimer of Camel : “Ice”  
Request for a recommendation on a small footprint floor standing speaker
Totem Sttaf are great in that room size and for your music preferences. They have a tiny footprint with big bass. 
Should you consider Vintage Infinity - Yes you Should!
I still have my infinity monitor IIa’s that I bought new in 1975. They are still as great sounding as can be. Flat response from 22hz to 26000 hz. 
Fix for B&K Component Reference 20
I doubt I would bother repairing it (it would depend on what it’s doing). There are lots of used B&K processors on the market in working condition, as well as other brands that may be superior to the ref 20 and for prices in the range of the r... 
Favorite Guitar Solo
Duane Allman on Boz Scaggs’ “Loan Me a Dime”. 
Favorite Cowboy Junkies?
Pretty much all of their albums are great, and I think I have all of them. “Lay it Down” and “Renmin Park” are up there on the rotation though. 
Any good experience in discovering new music via TV or movie recently ?
Horace Tapscott on Bosch.  I queued up his stuff on Spotify and listened for 3 straight hours - fantastic.