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Tube amps under $7500
@hickmore, I assure you, you are heading in the right direction with Aric. His gear and customer service are beyond compare! Best wishes for audio bliss!  
Tube amps under $7500
If you have not reached out to Aric at Aric Audio, then your due diligence is not complete.   
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
Reach out to Aric at Aric Audio for his take. Perhaps something bespoke is what you seek and what he can likely deliver.  
TRL DUDE preamp
One can dream, Bob(sigh)...    
TRL DUDE preamp
Bob, Audio and the enjoyment of music should not be a hassle. I will do you a selfless favor and take The Dude off of your hands. Brian  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
The Accuphase may be a fit for the S5.5, but if you feel that it fails to live up to the performance of the Coda, I would also enthusiastically recommend reaching out to Aric at Aric Audio. I have the Coda Model 16 mated to the Original Motherlode... 
Covers for racks to keep dust off?
Go on to Etsy and type in what you are looking for. I did and have great covers for my speakers and subs, as well as a custom acrylic cover for my turntable. The quality for each is excellent and the price was far less than I expected to pay.  
JL Audio Fathom
I have owned two F112V2's for close to six years now and have never had an issue with either one. (I hope I do not come to regret that statement) Could be the, law of averages at play here...the more units you have in the market, the more that cou... 
Replacement for Shindo
I echo the comments and recommendations for Aric Audio! The Motherlode(original) is the best preamp I have had in my system, and I have had too many to list.   
Finally upgrading my amp
Ditch the B&W's first...a quality pair of speakers are what you need to build the system around.  
Tube Integrated Amp Recommendation
Go with The Motherlode! Another huge fan of Aric and his gear!  
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I have previously owned a couple of PSB models, the last being the Stratus Gold, but have heard a couple of Paul's more latest offerings. I can absolutely attest to their ability to turn your listening room into the best sounding, most articulate ... 
McIntosh 2.1kw amplifier?
Thank you. The room is an acoustic challenge. Candidly, their impact is negligible, but likely better than nothing at all.  
McIntosh 2.1kw amplifier?
This thread went off the rails a bit sooner than I had expected...always entertaining...informative at times...  
Best Options For A Tubed Preamp - $2500 Or Less, Preferably Used To Maximize Value
I have stated this on many forums ad nauseam, Aric Audio makes some of the finest tube based gear.