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suggest an under $2000 amp to match 4ohm speakers
It's not clear whether you're looking for an integrated or just an amp. If you need an amp, a Sunfire 300 is a hidden gem for less than $800. It sounds wonderful, has an unusual amount of warmth for solid state, handles low impedance speakers, and... 
Mac question
This might be helpful: Adding content on your computer to iTunes 
wyred 4 sound dac 2 or ps audio nu wave dac
I'm an analog guy and have been extremely happy with a NuWave. I can't find any faults with it sonically. It doesn't have remote volume control, but that's a feature nit. I haven't heard the W4S, but I have no doubt I'd like it. I don't think you ... 
VTI audio rack, any good?
Jazzman, if you read through the comments in this forum you'll see a pretty clear picture of what people think. 
OPPO Relieability??
My BDP-83 has been rock solid reliable, but Oppo service is second to none. They respond quick. Send them a message describing your problem. 
Any suggestions for which valves in my EAR834P ??
Telefunken smooth plates and Mullard CV4004 are often cited by happy 834P owners, but they aren't cheap. It isn't uncommon to hear folks using a top shelf tube in V1 and less expensive tubes in V2 and V3. For some reason, V1 has the most influence... 
Are there any DACs that can go low?
PS Audio NuWave tilts up on the low end. It doesn't sound bloated. It just sounds full and rich and I enjoy it very much. For what it's worth. 
Micro Seiki TT problem
Unless you're willing to fork over a ridiculous amount of money for NOS feet, you need to be creative. Sorbothane is an excellent vibration damper. 
Micro Seiki TT problem
More than likely, it's the control unit. I don't have a recommendation for a repairman, but Vinylengine has the service manual. This should help a technician diagnose the problem. 
Do I need a DAC?
The DAC in the Airport Express is low quality. I agree with Mesch that it's your weak link. I'm sure your system is capable of showing an improvement, but whether you can hear it is the question. I was in your shoes a few years ago and I replaced ... 
Apple Airport Express won't play WAV files
This thread on Apple forums sounds similar to your problem:Airport Express - Digital audio output - and Jitter 
Apple Airport Express won't play WAV files
Apple Support will help. It sounds like you need someone to walk you through the situation. 
Apple Airport Express won't play WAV files
Have you contacted Apple? They are very good at helping. Go here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4437 and click the phone icon in the upper right hand corner. Select Mac->Wireless 
Special edition Nola Boxer
I'm sure they sound nice, but Nordast wiring shouldn't be the main criteria why you are interested. 
60Hz humm in Sunfire SRA.
Glad to hear you solved the problem. Thanks for sharing. It might be helpful to others down the road. I'd like to replace all the electrolytics in mine, but it's a project I just don't have time for right now.