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Speakers that can be placed close to the back wall
Von Schweikert VR22 and VR33 are designed to be placed close to the wall. 
Torn between two IC's... Please help...
Morrow offers a 60 day trial on their cables. I don't find them clinical, but paying for the optional burn in service is probably a good idea. With that and the 60 day trial period, you should be able to make an informed decision. 
Help me recommend some speakers for a friend
You/he might take a look at "the Clue" monitor from Sjofn HiFi. 
Close to wall monitors for Naim UnitiQute
Sounds like you're a candidate for The Clue from Sjofn Hi Fi. Just google clue speaker and you can find the site and a good Positive Feedback review. 
Smallish floorstander that sounds good placed just
Meadowlark Swifts are sometimes available used in the $500-$600 range. Good sound and easy to drive. Front transmission line ports. 
90's recording jazz, in a diner
I agree that "Live at Ethell's" is excellent, but it's by Clifford Jordan. 
Jolida jd 100 owners
I took them off and use Herbie's Tube Dampers. 
Best 'cue to eat while listening to the Blues
+1 on Oklahoma Joe's and for Texas, I'd add Smitty's Market in Lockhart. 
Modern Jazz Pianist recommendation
Brad MehldauRobert GlasperTaylor Eigsti 
TV power cords; Money well spent, or money wasted?
One thing you might try is buying a Pangea AC14 power cord from Audio Advisor. I bought one to try on my Sony LCD and find that it provides a slight improvement in definition and depth of color. The Pangea cord is inexpensive and fits nicely in th... 
Pangea power cords
I wondered about them too, so I ordered the 14 gauge model to try on my Jolida CDP. It seems to be well-made and flexible. On a whim, I decided to try it on my Sony HDTV, since it only accepts the small plug size of the Pangea. I've noticed a subt... 
Cartridge Upgrade for NAD 533
Denon DL-160. 
Best Blu Ray video and for 2 channel transport?
Undertow....I have the Panny 35 and it does NOT have 2-channel analog outs. You have to get the 55 for those. 
Usher BE-718 Crossover Question
I believe that Danny Ritchie of GR-Research designed that crossover. You might post your question on the GR-Research Forum on Audiocircle. 
Bookshelf Speakers That Bolt or Screw Into Stands
Check out the x-ls monitors from I have a pair from an earlier production run and they are designed that way. Not sure if they still are.