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Voltage conversion of Accuphase E-5000
what do you mean convert? are you referring to different countries voltages? Japan @ 100v, NA @ 115v and Europe etc. @ 220v. you should note Japan’s voltage and NA’s voltage are close but not close enough to run a 100v Japan model on NA’s 115v. y... 
Air Tight amps -- changing voltage to 120V or 230V
Coming from japan its most likely going to be 100v so you'd need a step down transformer. 115-100v. unless you can find a European version of course. I'm not sure why your apposed to a step up/step down transformers I've used them in the past for ... 
Starting Over and I need your help
I'd keep the omegas for now maybe adding a sub or two to flush out the bottom end and sound stage. I've had a set and they can do some great things.   your amp is definitely the limiting factor here. If I was you I'd have a look at Schiit Audio f... 
McIntosh tube upgrade - worthwhile?
Yes, I put in inexpensive NOS RCA's into my C2700 much better then those JJ's. Even better results with better tubes as the NOS RCA's are not known to be the best NOS tubes out there but better then the JJ's. I also put in some NOS Svetlana 6550 i... 
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
Just about any tube preamp can sound warm, 3d, and inviting if you put the right tubes in it.  NOS tubes to consider:  Amperex-Holland, RCA Black plates, Mullard, Brimar the above will have the sound your looking for.    
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
Single record would be a pair, both UK first pressings, both unopened never played and both bought from the same collector. $250 each. Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Supertramp's Crime of the Century. After a good deep clean they sounded spe... 
YouTube star Jay loves McIntosh MC 901 amplifier
Still trying to figure out where the Laboratory (Lab) is. Jays Audio Lab.....mmmmm no lab in sight, no laboratory method in sight just a name then i suppose. I'm not a fan of his review's he loves what he's selling next. He also comes across as ... 
Ideal lengths for specific Ethernet (RJ-45) cables
Depends on the impedance of the cable but from my reading 2-3 foot max.  
Chord Ultima Pre 3
One thing to look at, are the outputs gain adjustable in a a sub-menu?   
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
I know this is going to be a strange post in the mix of the other recommendations. but from what your describe your looking for,  I suggest you try a vintage set of large A/D/S speakers like the L810, L910 or the larger 20xx series even. I've had... 
Not sure what to think
If your looking for an upgrade, i think your source is the week spot in your system. The oppo was great but its not the end all and DAC's have come a long way in the last decade. If it was me I'd invest in a CD/SACD player or DAC, transport + DAC ... 
Quandary
I would not really consider your speakers to be "very efficient", quick search puts them at, 90dB 1W/1M @ 4Ω (2.83V/1M) that's rather average efficiency. you may find the 30wpc not enough. The 60wpc amp he's offering for demo will be a better matc... 
I just sold my passive Kef system and moving to an active system.
John Darko (YouTube) has done a few comparisons of the newer active speakers Dynaudio, Kef, kii's and a couple other worth looking at on YouTube.   
Speakers for SET 8 Watt 300B system?
I ran some Living Voice speakers with my 300b for a couple years and it was some of the best sound i have had in my home. very musical. Little harder to find the brand in the Americas but worth the search. slim towers that go to about 35hz, 94-96d... 
How much should I expect with a warranty issue from a large retailer/distributor?
seems fair to me you only have to pay shipping one direction. what are you complaining about that's great service specialty as they have been upfront and actually replying to your emails/calls. I'd be happy with their service, better then so many ...