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Classical music on demand?
You might find this article of interest: may also want to check Naxos:https://www.naxosmusiclibrary.comAnd here: classical streaming I’ve enco... 
Best Buy to Pull CDs, Target Threatens to Pay Labels for CDs Only When Customers Buy Them
BestBuy wouldn't be my first choice for music regardless of format.Ditto for target.+1 for Amazon.  There is also a used CD Market.  Most cities have a music store similar to Dimple Records where you can purchase used music CD's.  There's also Amo... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Anne Sofie von Otter - Mahler & Zemlinsky Lieder  
Whats playing on your system today?
Caribbean Jazz Project - Mariella's Dream 
Whats playing on your system today?
George Duke - Is Love Enough 
Whats playing on your system today?
you like Tierney, check out, "I'm with the Band" @jafant  Thanks for the tip 
Whats playing on your system today?
Bill Evans - You Must Believe in Spring 
Need advice on subwoofer for maggies
See if you can audition one of these:http://www.hsuresearch.comRead the FAQ.  Look at the product selection.  Maybe you can arrange something. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Tierney Sutton on CDRemember Me - Unsung Heroes 
I am TORN between Tube power amp and SS power amp.
Uh, I think replacing power tubes every 6 months is a bit of an exaggeration. Maybe I'm just lucky but I haven't had that experience.But anything is possible.No experience with the amplifiers you mention but the Hafler, if in good working conditio... 
Have you recently lost a close audiophile buddy? What has it taught you?
The older we get, the more friends and family we lose. Keep them close while you have them. Death is permanent. Ain't that the truth.Sorry for your loss @calvinj.  I lost the only audiophile buddy I had a few years back and he was 8 years my j... 
Classical composers, symphonies
I like Mahler symphonies 1 & 4 +1 for Holst's The Planets / Star Wars - Zubin Metha, L.A. PhilharmonicRavel's Ma Mere l'Oye, Pavane pour un infante, Le Trombeau de Couperin  - Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony  
price of Oppo players threw the roof
No - Supply and demand 
On Line Audio Mail Order Retailers
I would classify B&H Photo and Adorama as primarily camera, video and photography retailers.  For audio, I turn to Music DIrect, Audio Advisor and Crutchfield first because that is their primary raison d'être.Aside from that, I have purchase... 
tubes and current
Here is more info on the Quicksilver Mid mono amp.  There is also a 230 volt/50Hz version: Power Output: 40 watts into 4 or 8 ohmsPower Bandwidth: 16 Hz to 35 KHzInput Sensitivity: 1.25 voltsInput Impedance: 100 K ohmsPower Consumption:105 watts ...