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Rebuilding vintage Rogers Studio 1 monitors
Nice story.I am working on restoring my second pair of these wonderful speakers.    
Voltage conversion of Accuphase E-5000
You need to be aware that Accuphase only offers parts and service support for products purchased in the country in which you live.If it needs repairs you will need to send it back to the country in which it was sold.  
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
Yes I agree that the Cary is more neutral.Typical of a good 6SN7 preamp.Very good preamp .My brother owned one and I owned a Supratek Cabernet 300B.That sounded more tubey.Especially with meshplate 300bs.I preferred the Supratek but both are excel... 
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
Ming Da MC2A3 is very warm and tubey sounding.  
Solid State Power Amps
The availability of Chinese copies of some of the great European amplifier designs like Dartzeel NHB108 and FM Acoustics 300A has made spending that sort of money on an amplifier redundant.Class D was supposed to do the same but from what I have h... 
revel f208
Changing the tweeters may not change the sound much.The F208 seems to be deliberately engineered to sound a bit laid back and have a slightly recessed lower treble .It does have slightly recessed imaging which depending on the room and tastes migh... 
revel f208
Some SB Acoustic tweeters can be swapped without crossover changes.You would need to identify the model number of the tweeters.In some Troels Gravesen kit speakers that is an option.Although it seems to involve swapping a textile ring radiator typ... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Revel F 208 sound very smooth and non-fatiguing.if you look at the Stereophile measurements they do not suffer that bump in the frequency response that you mention.If anything they have a slight recess there. Also Revival Audio Atilante. Unfortu... 
Tannoy: Recommended drivers/crossovers for Belvedere Cabs
I have some  spare crossovers for Tannoy Monitor Gold 12 and 15s if you need some.  
Can you have too much speaker presence?
I think the presence suggestion relates to what I would term natural presence.Which is impacted by the baffle size .Smaller baffled speakers have less output in the midrange which means the frequencies above that have to be attenuated to balance t... 
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
I am yet to hear a Class D amp that does not sound rhythmically and musically disjointed.If anything the newer Purifi ones sound worse in that regard than the Hypex.Everything else might be better but if you listen to rhythmically intricate music ... 
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Jarrah -especially quarter sawn-is excellent for speaker building.It combines medium /high density [840kg/cubic metre] with a short grain structure and is very non-resonant.Also very good for turntable plinths and cartridge bodies [Grado uses it f... 
In Walls
Point source /coaxial types are probably best. I know somebody who mounted Tannoy 15 inch dual concentrics in a wall.  
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The Troels Gravesen Ekta 25 looks a great design for use with solid timber construction.Or solid timber over ply.Not a huge speaker but using very high quality Scanspeak drivers capable of beautiful tonality.Which is why Sonus Faber use them in so... 
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I have been reading through the Troels Gravesen kit speaker builder project pages. Many of the people who have built those speakers also own very good "brand" models like B&W 802D and ATC SCM 40  speakers and are reporting that the $2500 kit ...