Responses from jwillox

Parasound A21+ vs Adcom GFA-585se
A21+ gets my vote here.  
Reasonably sensitive speakers for tube amps, max $2k/pair, new or used
Monitor Audio Silver 300 - $2200/pair and lessClean design, nice tech, bi-wire/bi-amp reedy. A lot to great reviews.  
FEX EX Damaged New Legacy's
Many sellers that offer free shipping are using FedEx Home Delivery. This is FedEx sort of, but the routes and their drivers are independent contractors. I had things track as in town, and even on the truck for delivery, but the driver was overwhe... 
Can we talk about Qobuz for a minute
Deezer is interesting. It’s all HQ… I signed up for their 3 month free trial, but was billed immediately for the regular price. It took several “support” emails to figure that out.  
Lay Off the Newbies!
@chayro exactly. I’m relatively new here, but doing decent audio/gear since ‘77…we all need to respect where people are in their journey - audio or life 🙏🏼❤️ 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
My DAC experience thus far is always with combinations of BluRay, Pre, and streamer. DAC implementations vary quite a bit. As many did, I started streaming with a Bluesound Node, then streamed with it to a DAC in my preamp - a noticeable improveme... 
How long can preamp tubes last?
@oldhvymec. Yeah I like the Rock Tubes, even if they do sound a little hard 😎 
Best sub for music,
Rel. The T/x series. Various ways to connect, clean and punchy.  
Phono cartridge torque wrench
Milwaukee power tools makes a very nice impact wrench, and with enough adapters one could apply this to phone a cartridge mounting. 
any suggestions on what to replace Bluesound Node 2i with
@cat_doormanTake a look at Cocktail Audio. They have from good basic to units that allow two drives (3.5” or 2.5”) that can be arranged as RAID-0 or RAID-1. And it can be a server for such storage.  The one I looked at had CD Ripping also. I picke... 
It was working before I took it apart
Yeah, my RB330 came with the cuing platform a little low - stylus would not totally clear the record when raised. Tiny hex set screw, raised it a tiny amount - all fixed.  
Need emergency help please!
Dude! Wrong forum… but since you are here, you need to unpaid (forget on some divides), and then re-pair. PS maybe just enjoy the ride without distractions? ($0.05 worth) 
An Urgent Hypothetical!
From an early age it became apparent that dbefus85 was not like the other children 😜😂😂😎 
Which subwoofer?
I’m not one to mess with two subs, especially in a smaller room. Bass, below 100-120 Hz appears non-directional. I did not say non-directional dogmatically. The mid-bass and midrange give the sense of directionality, so two subs for this purpose a... 
Recording to test right and left channels...
PS Audio has a great CD/ files with an accompanying book. Check out their Octave Records section. In includes phase checks and much more. Comes as SACD/CD with or without book. Based on your question, this would be a great way to educate yourself ...