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Looking for advice
Does the Bluesound node have digital input to use with the Cambridge transport? I may be wrong but don't believe it does. Do you currently use a CD player?   
Right match
The question is: do you have a phonostage between TT and preamp line stage? Many preamps have an input that says phono however it is meant for an external phonostage.  A followup to that is: does the phonostage provide for low output MC cartridge... 
Looking for advice
I have no problem with your approach to streaming given your plan for future upgrades. Given you are looking for a transport I assume you listen to CDs.  One question,  what DAC would you be using for the transport?      
What are the best entry level integrated amps and speakers?
Old thread. None of us has heard back from OP on the decision.  
Amp for B&W 706 s2
Look online for the manual for the NAD. I have owned the 326 and 356BEE. Both have a variable pre output for a subwoofer.      
CD Transport Question
I own the Cambridge and find no fault with it. I understand gains can be made at a much greater price point.   
All in 5-6k for setup in living room...with bad acoustics
You can do very well with your budget buying used. Some thoughts: So if the the budget is for speakers and amplification pick the speakers 1st and then find the right amplifier for them. I would stay away from metal dome tweeters, go with fabric ... 
12AU7 tubes for a Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated
@decooney  That is exactly what I intend to do. I may have 30 hours on the unit now. Running a computer as a server into it as I work on the new house. Will get to the 200 hour point within the next month. After that time I will consider all the s... 
Amp for B&W 706 s2
Well you are doing the right thing by replacing the AVR with a 2-channel integrated. You have a nice pair of speakers  The Yamaha is a more complete package regarding streaming services built in making it a more all in one unit. If purchasing fro... 
12AU7 tubes for a Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated
@thecarpathian  Yes was an interesting read. Thanks. I spent some time on the Brent Jessee website.  Read the review of the Pharaoh II. Been running my Sphinx Ii for several hours. Seems to be sounding better as hours go by.  Going to let it bre... 
Comparing external DAC to CD player DAC
Some of the CD players made around the year 2000 were very good. Much better than those produced upon the arrival of the CD. You are comparing a computer used as a streamer/transport into a budget DAC against a true transport/DAC built to be comp... 
Would There be a Significant Difference
The difference between the presentations of the Rogue and Backert pres may be quite different in your system and room that at the dealers. Take advantage of this opportunity.   
12AU7 tubes for a Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated
@dekay A harmonically rich, liquid 3D sound is exactly what I am looking for. I will reach out to Brent Jessee.  @decooney Yes, it true that rolling tubes in any tube product is not necessary, however should bring results. If not then one has to ... 
Schiit Freya +
I would look up Aric Audio. Boutique, yes, however he uses basic designs and point to point wiring.  He has several models a various price points.  Worth a call.   
12AU7 tubes for a Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated
I thanks all for the great recommendations. I intend on leaving the JJs in place for a while I get acquainted with this amp.  Then explore some of the options suggested herein.  At the moment I have the amp in a system set up to supply music and ...