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Oppo 105 stutter
+1 elizabeth, I also clean every disc, every play 
Magnepan Sweet Spot
Cover up the TV or get rid of it. Also no rack of gear between the speakers. Otherwise, you'll never have the solid center image you are wanting. I am speaking from experience. My Sig IIs are in a dedicated room, with treatment, no TV, no rack.  
Magnepan Sweet Spot
Vandersteen 2Ce Sig II. Properly set up, maybe some treatments at first reflection points, will give you a phenomenal soundstage and solid imaging. 
Speakers
Vandersteen 2Ce Sig II, biwired with solid-core cable like Anti-cables. Set them up correctly, do some room treatment at first reflection points. Enjoy the sound. 
Does your system hate you when you ignore her?
My system sounds better after 20 minutes and it's best after about an hour.  
High value, giant killer speakers?
Any speakers that are the entry-level of any manufacturer tend to offer much more value than their more expensive models. Pretty much like cars. A 3-series BMW or a Cayman offer a huge slice of the performance of their costlier brethren. I would s... 
New Preamp arrived....
OP- hope it sounds better after some hours. Buyer's remorse- we've all been there at least once, I still remember the feeling all too well. Hopefully that won't be the case here. Keep us posted...Tom 
Help an old fool upgrade his digital thing.
I'm the same age and perfectly happy playing CDs from my thousand or so and growing collection. Easy, no putzing around with a computer, no drop-outs, no wailing or gnashing of teeth...But that's just me.$2500 will buy you a nice new or used CD pl... 
Bi-Wire Cable Question - Can They Be Used As Standard Speaker Cables Without A Problem?
OP- you've gotten excellent answers to your question. Hopefully these will help you solve your dilemma. Let us know.Tom 
Please answer for dummies: Any way to increase power from a Chinese tube amp?
Agree with the above posters that your speakers aren't efficient enough, and/or your amp isn't powerful enough. I also agree that you could increase volume control on the streamer but the problem is REMEMBERING TO TURN IT BACK DOWN BEFORE YOU LIST... 
Need Device to Keep electronics off when power comes back
Understand. Makes sense. Hope it works. Please re-post and let us know if it is successful. If so, it sounds like something many of us would be interested in. Thank you.Tom 
Speaker Support - Three Feet or Four
It's quicker to level a speaker on three, but it does have better resistance to tip-over on four. Now, about which sounds better... ;)... 
Tell us about your acoustic treatments
Primacoustic panels for ceiling, front wall, side walls and back wall. Thick area rug covering most of wood floor. No rack of gear between the speakers. No TV between the speakers. No coffee table in front of listening seat.  
Need Device to Keep electronics off when power comes back
Why not unplug all your gear after a power failure, then re-plug  when all is back to normal? Tom 
Tell us about your acoustic treatments
Primacoustic panels for ceiling, front wall, side walls and back wall. Thick area rug covering most of wood floor. No rack of gear between the speakers. No TV between the speakers. No coffee table in front of listening seat.