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And Awaaay We Go!
That was fun.  Interesting comparison might be:  One Man's Dream - Ken Fritz Documentary about the world's best stereo system; on YouTube.  Some would say, why would you spend so much on a hi-fi?  I would ask, why do people spend what they spend o... 
Replacement Tubes
Yes, there is supposedly a world wide tube shortage.  Prices are up a wee bit.  Russia has made lots of tubes for years.  They are having import/export problems to most other countries, just about everywhere these days.  I have bought from The Tub... 
List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings
I look forward to exploring the listings above.  For me currently: Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra:  Sugar Blues Charles Mingus:  Pithecanthropus Erectus Dave Brubeck:  How High The Moon from Young Lions Old Tigers, the vocals by Jon Hendricks a... 
Low Powered Tube Amp Distorting High Efficiency Speakers?
I have a good old fashion Dynaco ST-70 that starts sounding distorted right before the tubes go.  Might try a whole new bank of tubes.   
Selling gear made to be a set
I have sold or given away items in the past and it has come back to haunt me.  I miss the uniqueness of the sound.  You are going 100% digital, its fast and very precise.  I love that sound.  I also have tubes and lots of analog and love that soun... 
I'm thinking about a low watt tube amplifier?
I believe for a 87 db efficiency you gonna want some more power.  Those just aren't going to wake up until you get some wattage running through them.  I do agree, more watts, is not better necessarily.  I run Decware, 6 watts/channel through Alte... 
Tuning a cabinet to extend response beyond & below resonance of the driver
https://www.firstwatt.com/pdf/art_elpipeo.pdf  Some good reading on Nelson Pass El-Pipe-O.  
4 8 or 16 ohms.
I believe it is 4 ohm.    The 4 ohm input impedance characteristic was chosen for two principal reasons. First, the B&W engineers felt that most good amplifiers (with which this system will, no doubt, be used) would deliver their maximum pow... 
George Winston has passed away
I saw him twice in concert.  He was a pure classical folk artist with an incredible attack.  I now know what I will be listening to tonight.   
High end speakers at low volume
These are fresh out of the gates.  Decware makes wonderful music.  https://www.decwareproducts.com/dfh?utm_campaign=3ad2e5d7-342d-4f32-bb22-733502a88530&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=d0a10005-1afc-47bb-af77-0ca0edfd69ec  
cheapest speaker made in the last 10 year that can beat any speaker made before 1970?
@realworldaudio and @mahgister well said and many dittos of agreement.  When someone can throw a $2 x 2" speaker on a table and make it sound like some of the great old stuff, they will have something.  For now, I will be happy with my big speaker... 
What does it take to be a die hard Beatles fan?
So, you watched them bake a cake without Julia Child's doing the dialog.  Sorry it was boring.  Although the cake was really good.  To take them as peaking at a point or whatever, I can't go there.  To me they were always evolving.  Their ability... 
speaker delivery
I shipped UPS, an amp from Vegas to Louisville and I packed the heck out of it.  The packaging was completely destroyed and the "FRAGILE" stickers were still in place, barely.  If you do ship, be sure that you have original packing or they won't p... 
cheapest speaker made in the last 10 year that can beat any speaker made before 1970?
In my opinion, can't be done.  Once you get into "hi-fi", too much comes down to taste.  My speakers were built in 1958 and sound better than most of what I have ever heard, at least to me.  Then you get into age of design verses manufacture date.... 
DFW Area Home Theater Contractor for Installation or Setup Advice?
You might try the local show and see if you can find someone.  Listed by @calvinj