Responses from donvito101

Floor Speakers Needed after "Remodel"
You should check out the Vandersteen model 1 or 2. If you want to up your budget a little you can get a new pair of the 1cis for a few hundred more! 
Great Value in Used Phono Preamp’s?
A used Croft pops up now and then for about $500! Take a look! 
Which Subwoofer would you choose?
@rlb61 A JL E110 for $275? Read the post!  
Valve phono stage
If you decide to go single ended you should take a look at the Manley Chinook! 
Phono Preamp Recommendations
Manley Chinook should fit the bill! 
I am TORN between Tube power amp and SS power amp.
Tubes every 6 months? I've had power amp tubes last for years! 
How to filter Audiogon results to Canada only.
It looks like it will not take a Canada postal code. You should ask Audiogon how to do it! 
How to filter Audiogon results to Canada only.
Here ya go! 
acoustic vertical window blinds
Here ya go! 
New KEF Reference 5 speakers
It might be the aluminum tweeter giving you that bright harsh sound that you describe! 
Tube Amp & Speaker match
Why buy used? These should fit the bill! 
Speaker recomendation
Revel speakers are not made in USA. They are made in Indonesia! And BTW, Thiel is not in business anymore! 
What component to hang on to?
Another here for the VPI. In todays dollar, a replacement for that table, arm and cartridge would be in the ballpark of about $5000 ! 
Rega RP8 or Pro-ject Xtension 10
Acoustic Sounds is the only source for SME in the USA! 
Rega RP8 or Pro-ject Xtension 10
The SME 10 is more than twice the price of the Rega RP8!