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sunfire mk ii sub
Hopefully after 12 years, the OP got that hum fixed.  
In-ceiling: Am I wasting my money?
For background music, the Monoprice/ Sonos stuff is probably fine.  If you want to invest in some excellent ceiling speakers and subs, find a local James dealer: small-aperture series are quite go... 
In wall speakers recommendations.
I had excellent results from these Phase Tech offerings in my own home as well as a few friends: offer larger models as well and they all sound fantastic: 
Subwoofers going into standby with low volume listening (New Integrated Amplifier).
The phase control will add perceived volume at your listening position due to the subs working together and with your room/ mains better, but that has nothing to do with the signal levels the amplifiers inside them are seeing.  The line levels fro... 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
I love my McIntosh integrated.  It sounds great to me, is built like a tank, looks fantastic and is made in America.  Of course it has meters, which for me, is a must.  If I didn't have it, I would have an Accuphase, Luxman or a Yamaha with meters... 
Any Vienna acoustics love out there? Anyone even still using them?
I have a set of Schonberg’s (as well as the matching Subson subwoofer) that I’ll probably never sell. I love the way the perform, look and how they take up very little floor space. I had a set in black years ago, but I now have a set in silver. If... 
Integrated Amp Choices
I'd choose either the Luxman or the McIntosh.   
eBay / PayPal: Beware - enough is never enough.
Fleabay screwed me over years ago, as well.  I had over 20 years of 100% feedback with them and a buyer in the UK screwed me.  He filed a false "not as described" claim, got his refund right away and shipped back the "item."  I had a funny feeling... 
REW without avr/pre-pro?
REW will work on your setup.  An AVR isn't needed.  you just need an analog audio input on the Preamp to connect your laptop/ Soundcard to and you'll be good to go.You'll be restricted in your tuning tools, however, to tone controls, speaker place... 
Replacing a Sonos Connect with another Streamer - The digital dilemma!
It looks like you could just use a regular set of stereo RCA cables from the "Line Out" of the Cambridge unit to an input on the MA6500.  You could use the "CD1" or "CD2" inputs and be good to go. 
Experience With Linear Tracking Turntables
I have an early 80's Pioneer PL-L800 that I found in a thrift shop for $15.  It had no cartridge, so they couldn't test it.  I took it home and to be cautious, I installed a simple Ortofon Omega ($36) cartridge.  It plays great and it's one of the... 
What room treatment product have transformed your room or audio system?
I made (8) 4' x 2' x 2" panels, with fabric, mounting hardware and shipping costs for just over $200 with products from ATS Acoustics.I mounted 6 of these in my home office and it made a dramatic improvement in the sound of my system.  The other 2... 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
I'm amazed how many people here are so quick to accuse the seller, with 18 years of positive feedback on Agon, to be a scammer.  OP, have you just tried calling and speaking with the seller?  Maybe do a facetime call where the seller can demo the ... 
Sonus Faber speaker boxes worth $1200 ?
Which model of SF speakers are they for?  $1200 might not be too bad if they're for a set of Strad's or Elipsa's.  I would want them to be perfect and include each piece of internal packing, though. 
Looking for a ‘’No braine’r Integrated amplifier under 7500 or so
I’d check out the offerings from the following, (in no particular order):Accuphase, Luxman, McIntosh, Krell & Devialet.