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Spendor S8e vs Spendor A7 vs Spendor SP1/2 vs Harbeth SHL5
As someone who has owned SP 1/2E's (and a pair of original SP 1/2s) since 2011 as well as SP 2/3s since 1999, I have thousands and thousands of hours of Spendor experience. Compared to the S8e, which I also lived with, the Classic line is smoother... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
Surprise your family or with a nice vacation to that you will not be on. Then stock the bar and fridge and pretend you're 24 again.  
An interesting experience with power cable.
To quote Alex Lifeson's Grammy speech: "Blah blah blah. Blah bla blah blah, and blah blah."  
Cable recommendations/Spendor
As a Spendor Classic owner for 24 years, all you need is simple 12g twisted copper; bare ends are fine. I drive my 1/2Es with Quicksilver M120 monoblocs and Audible Illusions M3B, and the sound is to die for. You do not need to waste $$ on fancy c... 
Women Who Rock
Tina Turner absolutely... perhaps the best ever, imo.  
Women Who Rock
Must be a short series because let's face it, there are only 4: Chrissie Hynde, Ann Wilson, Joan Jett, and Blondie (Deborah Harry)!  
which tube amps have strong drive/150+ watts under 15k?
Quicksilver V4 w/KT150s will fit the bill.  
Cryogenic Tubes - Time for a Change
The guys selling cryo'd tubes are laughing all the way to the bank.  
California Audio Labs CL 2500 MCA Thoughts???
Stay as far away from CAL as possible. Their equipment sounds good, but it had and has frequent reliabilty issues...take it from someone who has owned their products and been burned.  
Solid state to tube
Cannot say enough good things about Quicksilver. I own Mono120s using KT120s and drive them with either his Line Preamp (6922 version) or my AI M3B, and this is an end game set up for me, period. The power, dynamics, and naturalness of instrumenta... 
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
Huge Floyd fan here, but ZERO time for Roger Waters. To answer his "Is anybody listening?" question from The Wall, the big fat answer is "Not to you they are not."  
Post binding for crude tone control
I hate to break it to you, but if a speaker is inherently too hot on top, it is a losing battle trying to change that, as you are attempting to change its core voicing. No amount of cable swapping, binding post configurations, or EQing will solve ... 
South Florida
Criminal housing costs in South Florida mean no one can afford to eat...forget hi-end.  
Audible Illusions M3A preamp just stopped outputting any signal
That's definitely odd. Yes, check all of the obvious culprits first, but if you know it's the AI, my advice is get it checked by someone other than AI. You can get it repaired quicker and for less.  
What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
NAD 7225PE 25W receiver I used from 1991 to 2015...beautiful sounding and the most reliable component I've ever owned. It remained powered on for years (no kidding) with not one hiccup.