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15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
Do a search for Shahinian Acoustic Larc speakers. For some reason they are not on the website, which hasn't been updated since day 1. The late Richard Shahinian  designed his speakers around large scale orchestral music. I had the Diapasons but so... 
Rythmik or REL Subs to pair with Totem Element Metal V2?
I'm glad to read they worked out for you. I also have Totem Metal V2's and sent Rythmik and email a few days ago and they recommended the same E15HP2 subs. My dedicated room is smaller at 13' X 21', and I have them placed further into the room at ... 
Looking for full range audio dealer in Tampa Bay.
In Sarasota there's Suncoast Audio. I have never been there but plan on taking a trip north when I'm in Naples.  
Rythmik or REL Subs to pair with Totem Element Metal V2?
I have the Metal V2's, although in a smaller dedicated room. Have you looked into Totem's Tribe Solution Sub? Years ago I had a Rel subwoofer.I wasn't too impressed with it. If I was in the market I would look at Rhythmic.  
From pass xa25 to krell k-300i
I'm not familiar with the Krell but I had a Pass XA25. It wasn't for me. I prefer my Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 over the Pass. These are very different designs. I find the JRDG to be very transparent but highly musical (not analytical).   
speakers for small room
Take a look at Shahinian Acoustics. I bet the Arc would work well in your room.  
KLaudio or Degritter Mark II
I have the original Degritter and am very happy with the results. I had a Kirmuss prior to the Degritter and while I did get great results the process was too lengthy. I have no experience with the KLaudio but my understanding is that a small amou... 
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
I have had SETs and now 6550 monoblocks. The only SS that I enjoy is my Jeff Rowland Continuum S2. I tried the Pass stuff (XA25 and SIT-3) and they were nice but couldn’t hold my attention.   
Can VTL 2.5 do MC cartridge?
I agree with Jasonbourne71.  
Integrated suggestions
If you can find one used my recommendation would be a Jeff Rowland Continuun S2. I still have my tube separates which were over $30K 15 years ago but nowadays enjoy the Rowland. Very smooth and musical with lots of detail and with a very low noise... 
Downsizing: Separates>Integrated --PSAudio>Pass Labs
Check out the Rowland Continuum S2.   
Integrated Amp Phono Section
I've been enjoying my Rowland Continuum S2 integrated with the HP phono module. It replaced tube separates (preamp, mono amps, and phono stage). I love having just one box. You'll be able to drive any loudspeaker with this integrated amp.  
Kirmuss Cleaning System Discuss?
I had one and I liked it better than my Loricraft but it was a bit too much of a process. My Degritter is easier to use and gets better results. Plus I don’t have to deal with the white paste anymore.  
Tube phono pre amps
I would look at Tavish Design.   
Phono Cable and interconnect compatibility...?
I replaced a full loom of Silver Audio cables with TWL for that reason. I was using Audio Physics speakers at that time.