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Tone, Tone, Tone !
Tone first, resolution next. I don't know how you define modest, but mine are modest in size if not price. Not a stand monitor though. 
Add a volume remote?
Check out Placette's passive volume controls. They come in two models, one with one input as you describe and one with 3 inputs. They appear for sale used with some regularity - $500 for single  and up to $1000 for triple. An excellent product. 
Worth of current system
In the spirit of Al's reasoning for this post's existence -My primary system which has remained unchanged for over 6 years now cost about $25000. More than enough for me I think. I realize I can make changes, but not necessarily improvements, and ... 
How many of us are truly satisfied with their systems?
I guess I'm one of the uninformed happy ones. I haven't purchased anything of substance in over 6 years, my speakers haven't been relocated, nor has my chair been relocated. I fiddle with minor stuff on rainy days but for the most part all of my a... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
jim204, Can you provide details on the recording by Rana that you mentioned. I don't have it and can't identify/locate it. I have her Van Cliburn Competition disc and will be getting her Chopin/Scriabin disc. She really is quite good and I look fo... 
PRIMA LUNA DIALOGUE PREMIUM - 20 minutes and then loud pop and buzzing in 1 channel
Craig, It sounds like you have done enough to rule out a faulty tube as being the source of your problem. That said you are really going to have to have a tech diagnose and repair the problem. If you did not buy this from a dealer I doubt that Dea... 
PRIMA LUNA DIALOGUE PREMIUM - 20 minutes and then loud pop and buzzing in 1 channel
BTW, I did not overlook your comments about switching 'some tubes' I was recommending you switch all tubes. If it were a tube, IMHO, it would probably be a small tube, unless you were tripping the bias circuit protection when you heard the pop. An... 
PRIMA LUNA DIALOGUE PREMIUM - 20 minutes and then loud pop and buzzing in 1 channel
Could be a bad tube. You might try switching the tube set from the right channel to the left channel and see if the problem follows the switch. BTW, did the protections circuit activate when you heard the pop? 
On neutrality, eyeglasses, speakers and joy.
'our hearing deteriorating with age'. LOL. I just discovered this effect in spades!  Many years ago I bought a bunch of SED KT88's to power some big mono amps (so I have lots of tubes). I could never adjust to their high frequency response so they... 
Looking for an integrated tube amp under $2500
I assume your 7" spec relates to height (as already pointed out). I also assume this height limitation is for limited clearance into a shelf system. If my assumptions are correct you will have a hard time, not because you might not find an amp les... 
I'd like to upgrade my speaker wire
For runs that long you really should have 10 or 12ga wire. I highly recommend some Belden cable sold by Blue Jeans. I think this would be very suitable for your system and it just happens to be cheap! Buy in bulk and terminate it yourself and you ... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
What did you think about the Concert Variations? BTW, ’Down Among the Deadmen’ has something to do with passed out drunks (on a bar room floor perhaps?). I rather like the music as well as the title - who’d a thunk. I thought something more morbid... 
PRIMA LUNA AMPLIFIERS
FWIW I have owned both the PL integrateds and the Cayin integrateds. I found that the PL's (with the tubes I used at least) were warmer than the Cayins which was a good thing. I also found the PL's far more reliable than the Cayins. I still have v... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
For those of you who love French piano music -A CD I just discovered when looking for a different version (I have Roge and the LaBeques’ versions) of Dolly Suite for piano by Faure. It is a compilation of French composer’s music, i.e. Milhaud, Rav... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Just listened to the O'Rourke sonatas and nocturnes, and ordered the O'Conor/Telarc CD's. Based mostly on my enjoyment of his Beethoven. I'll bet you're right! :-)