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Best preamp under 1500$ freya+ , cary slp03 ?
Used Modwright Instrument LS100 or LS 36.5.   
Surge Protectors
Medical grade power strip with surge protector in metal casing would be more than enough. It will cost you around $50-$100. If you have dedicated line get one without filtering option.  
Inexpensive streaming amplifier
If non audiophile then any non expensive integrated amp or receiver with Bluetooth or Google Chromecast will work.   
Advice on how to liquidate system
I’m really sorry for your problem and I wish you to get better. I think if you sell peace by peace you could sell it for more money. Same happened to my friend who was hunter. Ones, for his new hunting season he decided to switch his caliber for b... 
Cleaning audio components with 90% isopropyl alcohol
WD-40 Specialist Contact Cleaner for sensitive electrical parts specifically formulated for quick drying.   
I tried Vincent PHO701 phono preamp ones and I was not impressed at all, but to tell you the truth I changed four different phono preamps in price range of 1K and I wasn’t happy with all of them till I added to my price range another 1K, then anot... 
What is the most challenging music to play on a stereo?
Metallica’s Hardwired... to Self-Destruct album is like a tester for any system ability, you can check almost everything including very important index of dynamic range, however this Album-tester is not for tube based amps, very few of them could ... 
Adding a Dac and Stresmer
Pontus is great sounding DAC with lots of flexibility and potential. For streamer I would suggest to look towards units with separate linear power supply. I think your price range will allow it.   
Forced to DIY
My smallest DIY audio projects was replacing transformer in my vintage Marantz tuner couple years ago and 30 years ago I installed better stereo with acoustic in my car. The biggest home project was trimming 60ft tall trees at my backyard. I bough... 
un-becoming an audiophile
Nonsense, you don’t need any psychological or scientific help for your problem, probably philosophical approach would help. Audio itself implies feature of Quality, so you can’t separate that feature while you consuming audio information. Yes, I c... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
Time is always limited. I have three different systems in my house. One main system, two secondary and high res earphones setup. Of course, main system has no alternative in SQ, but I love music at the first place and I can listen on any of my sys... 
Honestly I didn’t hear any difference between $850 Cardas power cable and $350 Cardas power cable on my Lumin D2, but I was using those cables with Sbooster power supply. Probably, using them with onboard PS will make some audible difference.   
Spikes on tower speakers
Heavy and stable base is needed for speakers placement. Go to granite cutting shop near you and custom order a couple granite plates. Avoid fancy expensive city stores cause it will cost you a lot, find some granite wear house outside the city lin... 
Quicksilver v4 monos vs CODA Continuum No. 8 Version 1.
I owned 2 of these Duo XD amps before and liked them more than the #8. I’m pretty sure that Krell Duo 300XD is good sounding amp, but unfortunately I have some bias for vent cooling concept. Probably sounds paranoid, but the idea of some moving... 
Quicksilver v4 monos vs CODA Continuum No. 8 Version 1.
I prefer topics like this were never started. There are about one hundred variables before and after the amp & speaker interface. Every system and listener is unique. I  was talking about one aspect of the topic in this case which is “op...