Responses from milaverne

Female Vocalist like Diana Krall, Jacintha.
Perhaps it's something you already know about, but there's a long running forum on AudiogoN called "Best female vocals on CD." Lots of suggestions and loads of reviews. 
Avalon Eclipse's..To Sub or not to Sub
We've had good success with a REL Strata III hooked up to Threshold T-200s (simple stereo setup, not home theatre as you have) in a 15 by 18 listening room. Adds a nice bit of "thump" from many CD Jazz recordings and most DVD movies, but otherwise... 
Pass Labs Service
Open, straightforward, helpful, competent, thoroughly professional. Simply fabulous.