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Please be gentle with me! 🙏
To answer your question, I feel going with something like a Bluesound Node N130 would offer better sound quality.  On the other hand, if he is Satisfied with his equipment situation and sound coming out of the speakers, I say all is good. Cross th... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
Where to start?  Apply the same as CDs. Classical music?  Gosh.  Sooo much to choose.  Genre.  Composers, Orchestras, Conductors, solo artist, style,,,,,, Movies!  Honestly, I don't like ALL of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven... scores.  I have favorites... 
Right angle XLR adapter
There are 90 degree xlr adapters.  This one is Adjustable.  Search eBay item number:  373980982037 Usually, the #3 pin is located on the bottom of the receptacle in the unit.  Also, the #3 pin is in the direction of the 90 degree bend.  Which ma... 
What to do with dead equipment
Intermittent problems are the hardest to troubleshoot.  25 years of trouble-free use is good.  Probably retubing should have been done anyway.  About time to renew the capacitors too.  Either spend for repairs or spend for another.  This hobby is ... 
Which is better, a fussy speaker or a versatile one?
Which one is better, a Fussy Wife or a Versatile one?  
Can you touch the tubes?
Transistors was just coming into television sets when I started into electronics.  The only time we did not grab a tube with our bare finger was when it was hot.  We then used a cloth, napkin, paper towel... Couple funny story now.  Wasn't then. ... 
Audiophilia: Is it the pursuit of audio excellence or just a desire to tinker.
Both.  In your search for "audio excellence", "tinkering" is one of the procedures.  Like changing the cartridge on your turntable.  May seem to be "tinkering" to most.  At $5,000, I would not call it, Tinkering.  Probably closer to Surgery.  
Do you think driver “break in” is real?
Absolutely. We used to run across it all the time when I owned a stereo shop.  Brand new, sealed boxes from same shipment as our demo pair.   There was no doubt or question.  
McIntosh C28 transistor subs
Wait for the part from McIntosh. If "any" transistor will do, I would expect Mc would have filled your order by now.  Weather be tightly spec'd or proprietary there is a reason for the wait. I personally would look up the transistor on Mouser, D... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
Audiophile is an illness.  Something you don't want to contract.  Like dealing with a disease, gets very expensive.  AND health insurance does not cover an Audiophiliac,  Sorry Steve.  
Not sure if I have enough oomph.
OMG.  Only now, after spending $15,000 are you concerned about this?  Like purchasing a Ferrari and then thinking about the gas consumption and repairs. Well.... in a bit you will not have to 'THINK" about not having enough power or Ooomph.  Cros... 
All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong
I don't know how old you are.  1970's was my "high school" era, I lived thru when you are speaking.  Writing, I will agree with you as All but a few were of today "Audiophile" standards.  ESL speakers as commented above I still highly regarded no... 
Does anyone repair....
Ps.  I once wanted to make those again.  With modern day equipment,  And I have a friend in Colorado that might give your repair a go.  
Does anyone repair....
I don't know of a repair shop closer to you.  But you don't have to send the whole console.  You will have to disassembled it.  Looking at the Owner's Manual, it pictures the Power Amplifier unit as separate from the radio/control unit.  Look at t... 
What is your most fond musical memory.
This would have to be Vladimir Horowitz. Chicago, 198...5, 6? I can't remember the reason I would be in Chicago at that time.  Was not just for his concert.  Chicago Consumer Electronics Show is summer.  Why would I be there in the fall?