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Question about a set up
The speaker cables mentioned by soix are a good buy.   
One dedicated circuit for each mono block?
+1 separating digital from analog.    
CD Player - Dgital Out on Onkyo C-7030
I suspect ther problem lies with the transport section of the player. A reclocker may help. There are a couple of transports that sell for under 1K that may be the solution: Audiolab 6000, Cambridge CXC. Much on this forum regarding thes units.  
Question about a set up
I would recommend Blue jeans cable. They have an interconnect called the LC-1 which is a very low capacitance cable which woukd be good between TT and AVR. A very good cable for the money.  Which speakers did you buy?    
One dedicated circuit for each mono block?
I would plug both monoblocks into one dedicated circuit directly into wall outlet. Iewould use conditioner on other circuit for other equipmen. I believe this is as you were saying.  
Question about a set up
I just looked up the AT turntable suggested by soix. Seems like a great choice. The  the lp120 may be discontinued. The LP30 appears to have better build and tonearm. The TT you choose will have much to do regarding the sonics you obtain from your... 
Question about a set up
My suggestions: Check out the Audio technica ATLP120. A much better TT than the LP60.  Far greater sound quality can be had with a 2-channel integrated amplifier. Yamaha makes a fine one at $350.  The AS 301. Has DAC and pnonostage. I would loo... 
CD Player - Dgital Out on Onkyo C-7030
The coax output is digital (SPDIF) and doesn't pass through the internal  digital to analog conversion (DAC) of the player. How do you play files off your computer. Does the computer have a DAC or do you have an external DAC? If so are you sayin... 
My first tube integrated: which one to get?
Given your response to carlsbad, I would consider the change to speakers and a tube integrated.  I would lookup Fritz Speakers. Give him a call and discuss your situation and sonic preferences. His speakers are easy to drive and are very tube amp... 
Monitors for 14 x 20 Room
    Fritz makes a smaller version of the Carbon 7. Another aspectof his speakers is that they are easy to drive vs. most stand mounts.  Have you played your Paradigm speakers with another amp and source? Maybe sort out the cause of the distorti... 
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...
@hilde45  I likely missed your stating so elsewhere on this forum however want to know which 6SN7 pre do you own.  Thanks.  
What exactly is a speaker box sound?
I am with Roxy54 in that all speakers color the sound relative to what was produced within the recording chain from the source.   
Monitors for 14 x 20 Room
I own Fritz speakers. The Carbon 7SE mK2.  A great speaker however above budget and would be hard to find on used market.  What type to music do you listen to? How would you characterize the room regarding brigtness? Would room treatment on the l... 
Monitors for 14 x 20 Room
Is the tuner your primary source or are there other sources available or in mind?    
Recommendation for integrated amplifier for Paradigm Studio 20s v.5
I can offer 2 suggestions that fit into your budget. I once owned a pair of the Studio 20s Version 4. Drove then with a 100 wpc Vincent Audio SV226 hybrid integrated in a 12 x 15' room.  This pairing was wonderful. The tube linestage provided a s...