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Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
It's just a matter of time before one makes a mistake with the volume, which can take out $$$ tweeters/drivers...That's why I always prefer physical knobs.  
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
Can't wait to see who this loser seller is... what a sleezeball.  
Preamp for First Watt F7
Quicksilver linestage. I use one with my FirstWatt M2, and it is simply superb. Also, it's easy on tubes, affordable, and allows me to listen to my entire collection with zero fatigue. I really think you'd love it with your F7.  
Cannot remove the grills from my Harbeth 30.2XD
Want to ruin your ┬ábeautiful Harbeths? Use a butter knife or plastic putty knife.  
Any recommendation for a CD changer?
My cat did the same thing...ate right through my expensive Audioquest optical cable. I immediately noticed, however, that his "meooow" had a much smoother, more full-bodied sound.  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
I am in a polygamous marriage apparently, as I now am married to two keepers for life--Spendor 1/2Es and Dynaudio Contour 20is. The former I have loved for 24 years as my only mate, but the latter have now come along and stolen my audio heart. So ... 
Female vocals
Totally agree that current commercia/pop female vocalists almost all sound unbearably awful in how they are recorded, and that's why I listen to none of them. But jazz female vocalists from the 50s up through Shirley Horne's early 90s recordings a... 
Which to keep! Pick one of these two soeakers
Whatever you do, keep the S100s because you won't realize just how good they were until they're gone. Many of us would give a limb for those. MLs might impress short term but will simply fall short in the overall musical satisfaction category. Btw... 
Pink Floyd Aficionados
I believe he says, "Hang a right, sheep," but it's fuzzy on my system as well.  
Dynaudio Contour 60 too much for 14x13x11 room?
I think most folks would say yes, too large for a room that size. If you own them, try it out and see, but I definitely would not purchase those speakers without knowing for sure. I think the 20's or 30's would sound way, way better.  
Review: Dynaudio Contour 20i
Zlone, They are simply superb and I feel vastly underappreciated by many audiophiles. I think you will agree once you are able to audition or hear them. My guess is they would smoke LE50s in most areas.  
Music that has a hold of me beyond understanding
Mahgister, We think alike! I wrote my post before reading yours, ha ha.  
Music that has a hold of me beyond understanding
Puccini was simply a genious, and I agree that his operas are the most heart wrenching musical creations ever... he just knew how to write those melodies better than anyone then or now.  
Turning amp up - any limit? Maggies and Sanders Magetch.
My approach has always been to turn it up until you see flames or smell smoke, then back off the volume a smidge...Seriously, I stop turning things up when the dynamics flatten out/hit a ceiling.  
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
Quicksilver for sure. Simple, fantastic sounding, and affordable either in remote or non-remote version. I've had the 6922 remote version since 2014 without a hiccup...just a superb pre.