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Speaker selector box. Are there any worth using?
I had one years ago, I think it was made by Niles.  Worked fine with an NAD amplifier.  Back then, though, I was using zip cord for speaker wire, and that was about all the Niles would take,. 
What did your system look like 30 years ago?
Interesting thread.  Back then I had Duntech Princess loudspeakers, Audio Research Classic 150 amps, an Audio Research SP11 Mk II preamp, a Vendetta Research phono stage, a Basis Ovation turntable (had just gotten it, still own it) with a Graham 1... 
Fanfare for the Common Man,...best recording in your experience?
I'll second the Reference Recordings for sonics and for the Symphony #3, where you'll get to hear the fanfare (slightly altered) again in the fourth movement.  Nice thing about this one is that it's also available on high quality vinyl.  There's a... 
Advise before I regret
+1 for Mesch and cal3713.  All that matters is which ones you like better. 
Budget tower speakers that rock!
Another vote for Zu and JBL loudspeakers. 
Mcintosh, Krell or Mark Lenvison Power amps
Old Krell Class A power amps were made for Apogee speakers. 
An old phrase which, I believe, may be timely...
That doesn't make the warning any less relevant, ebm. 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending is indeed beautiful.  Also try his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis--the Barbirolli version is my favorite.  And Grainger's Irish tune from County Derry (Danny Boy), in any form but especially orchestral, can a... 
Issue with ProAc D40 speaker - any suggestions to resolve the issue
Not likely, but is it possible that the tweeter was rewired incorrectly? 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and O Magnum Mysterium. 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
The final movement of the Copland Third Symphony. 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
I think twoleftears meant Mahler 5, which I agree is absolutely beautiful.  Staying with Mahler, I agree with Mapman on Mahler 2, the final portion of the last movement always gives me the shivers.  As does the third movement of the Shostakovich 5... 
Concert halls from around the world. What have been your favorites.
palasr--I agree with you on watching an opera in Italy.  I went to a performance by a touring troupe in Todi, and it was almost like being at a baseball game here in the US. 
Clearly the OP has no love for ARC.  My suggestion is buy a solid-state preamp and be done with it--there have been some good suggestions made above.  If you really want the ARC, get a cheap solid state integrated amp/HT processor for your home th... 
Classic records sleeves.
I have the Classic Records Dorati Firebird (both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm versions).  The sleeve has no writing on it, and there is no indication on the jacket that it is the reissue. However, there are two things that may help you identify it:1.  The in...