Responses from stuartbmw3

How do you ship large items? Help
I bought some decent sized speakers a couple of years ago. The seller built crates to ship them, and we used Greyhound to transport. Worked like a dream, and very reasonable price. You might look into Greyhound Bus Line. 
McIntosh MC-60 Binding Terminals
I have a pair of stock MC-60s and second the recomendation to not modify them. To work around the narrow barrier strips I found some copper connectors at Home Depot that I can screw into the existing barrier strips, I then used some (short) decent... 
Proac Response 2.5 and subwoofer ?
I use a pair of North Creek Music Borealis speakers, which are, to a large degree, a clone of the Proacs. I recently added a relatively low-priced M&K sub before they went out of business. For me there was a measureable improvement in the soun... 
brit guitar heroes
Carl Palmer - drummerGreg Lake - Bass 
Do you ever use the balance on your pre amp?
Yep. In the same boat as you. I don't have a symetrical set up, and I neeed either a balance control or a dual mono preamp to get the sound right. I realise it is not the purest of set ups, but it is what I need to get it right for me. I tried a d... 
musical drummers...who are they ???
Carl Palmer and Steve Gadd were my two favorites. 
12AT7 Tubes
Chad - I used to own and enjoy the SFL-1 preamp. It came stock with a 12AT7 tube, but there was a jumper that could be moved that would allow you to use a 6922 tube. At the time, the designers prefered the sound of the 12AT7 tube. To my knowledge ... 
Sonic Frontiers SFL 1 Sig. Edition Advice
I really like that SFL-1 Sig. You might contact Parts Connexion. They are the old SF/Assemblage/Parts Connection folks. They might be able to add the headphone jack. 
Am I missing something?
I don't think you are missing a thing. I have an old pair of Monitor Audio MA700 Gold speakers (6.5" two-ways with the gold tweeter). They are great. I have had them for about 12 years and never was really tempted to upgrade that part of my system... 
Small room Speaker suggestions
I was in a similar situation to you recently. I had been using a pair of Monitor Audio MA700 Gold monitors......very nice sound, but wanted to updgrade after about 9 years and wanted a little more low end extension. I ended up going with a pair of...