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If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
Every Dead show from 1968-71. 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
Am I the only one who was on here before Paypal existed? Back in the day, say circa 2000, you mailed the seller a check, and the seller would ship when the check cleared!  Obviously times, and Paypal, have changed things, but with an established s... 
Spendor D9.2 vs. Harbeth super hl5 plus xd + REL Stentor III vs. Spendor Classic 100?
I also agree with prof and of the OP's listed speakers and Classic 100s would be my choice. @noromance How far do you think they need to be from the wall? 36" is a pretty good distance in my experience. 
want to get up and streaming with all new gear, please help
Yes the Node duplicates the features in your Bel Canto. Features include software controlled Trim, Bass EQ and subwoofer filter management. Roon Ready or DLNA control with Bel Canto SEEK iOS APP to stream Tidal/MQA, Qobuz or your personal library... 
Check in: How quickly are streamers and servers evolving?
Here is the thing about streamers,  they are digital networked devices and software driven. So just like your computer/phone/ipad getting updates from Microsoft/Apple etc your streaming hardware company does the same. Or should do the same. I have... 
Tube amp below TV
With 2 feet you are absolutely fine and I wouldn't worry about the table. What would worry me is if you have a cable box or router anywhere near there? That could create noise in your system but you should be ok for heat. 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
+1 on Atmasphere my buddy drives a pair of Devore 88's with an S-30 and loves it. 
What’s with the catalog images on the Virtual Systems Section
They are all from one guy I saw in one of them he posted they are all aspirational systems, he thought that's what virtual systems was for. Obviously he too the virtual part way too literally. 
Help to identify speaker cables?
You can post it on a picture hosting site like Imgur and paste a link here. 
Pentode Power Tubes - Ultralinear vs Triode
I use a non PL amp triode wired pushpull in class A running a quad of KT-77's and it sounds fantastic. 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
J Roddy Walston and the Business eponymous first album.https://www.jroddywalstonandthebusiness.com/ 
Does the age of a speaker matter when selling if the model is still current?
My condolences on your loss and as stated above 50% of retail is a good starting point for pricing. 
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
From everything I've read there's quite a thriving hifi scene in Russia and Moscow in particular. The preamp looks solidly built and given the relatively low price and positive feedback it seems like a reasonable gamble. I hope it gets to you soon... 
Opinion: of the Hi-Res streaming services out there, which do you use and why?
Qobuz it sounds great and the catalog is excellent especially in jazz. 
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+ 2 cymbop