Responses from freewaywilly
Decware - any substance here?
I have a Zen Select. I love it. I wish I had more Decware gear. I wish I bought Decware first. I would have saved thousands of dollars. 
Blue Ray Quality with a 1080i / 720p HDTV?
I have a JVC CRT that is 1080i. It is beautiful with my Blu Ray player. 
Music for Riding a Storm Out?
I would listen to Dear Prudence from the White Album. If that was the last song that I ever heard then I would die happy. If I got scared then I would listen to Silent Night. 
The Richard Clark "all amps sounds the same" test
I have a Denon AVR and a Manley Stingray. Every once in awhile, I listen to the Denon. It sucks compared to the Manley. The difference is not subtle. 
Blue-ray player with good 2ch sound?
I run a Sony BDP-S500 out with rca's to my 2 channel amp and it sounds awesome. It is a very noticeable difference in sound quality. I love it. 
Manley Stingray w/ Kef 104/2
I have a Stingray too. I have low sensitivity speakers about 88 and they play at a decent volume. I'm not sure but I think if you check the specs of our amp, doesn't have the ability to provide the significant current even though it is relatively ... 
Magnepan MMG for fun and enjoyment.
Thanks you guys. I have the Manley for listening to music in one room and the Denon for watching movies in another. I gave away a pair of Def Tech 7004's to a friend because I wasn't crazy about them and I needed another pair of speakers. I tried ...