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Preamp suggestions for Atma-Sphere Class D Monoblocks
As a general fan of the BluOS platform, I'd lean toward the NAD M66 (assuming streaming will be a routine).  But I also say proceed with caution and do a lot of research before hand. NAD failed spectacularly with the initial release of the C658 s... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
Diana Krall - Loves Scenes Shirley Horn - You're My Thrill Gregory Porter - Be Good    
List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings
The Crusaders - "Scratch" George Benson - "Weekend in L.A." Various Artists - "Hommage à Nesuhi Vol. 3  Live" Joe Williams - "Every Night (Live At Vine St.)" The Rat Pack - "Live At The Sands" John Coltrane - "Live In Japan" Dave Brubeck - "... 
How do I switch from Wi-Fi to Ethernet cables?
I can second the recommedation for using powerline ethernet adapters. I have one running from my modem to an adapter plugged into a wall socket. I have 5 streamers of various brands scattered about my house (including the garage) - each plugged in... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
Bcuz I'm all about that bass: Stevie Ray Vaughn - "Tin Pan Alley" Dave Matthews: "Grey Blue Eyes" Prince: "Dark" P.M. Dawn: "I'd Die Without You" Diana Krall: "My Love Is" Whitney Houston: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" Eightball & MJG: "Just L... 
Tube integrated amp recommendations
Another vote for Rogue.  My Cronus Magnum II is one bad mofo!  
Top 3 songs to evaluate a system
Bcuz I’m all about that bass:PM Dawn - "I’d Die Without You" for full range of hi, mid & lowDave Matthews Band - "Grey Blue Eyes" for mid & lowEighball & MJG - "Just Like Candy" for lows. (I’m not satisfied until my system can resolve ... 
Connecting a streamer via an Ethernet cable
I prefer an ethernet connection. I use powerline ethernet adapters to negate the need for long ethernet cable runs.  Works flawlessly.  
Any good experience in discovering new music via TV or movie recently ?
I recently watched the 1961 film "Paris Blues" with Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier.  Fantastic jazz soundtrack! 
BS Node 2i: WiFi or Ethernet..?
I have a Node 2 as well as an NAD C658. I can detect no difference in SQ when using WiFi vs Ethernet.   Like  sfgak1 I use ethernet via powerline adapters. A very simple solution vs running ethernet cables over extended distances.  
Integrated Tube Amps with Subwoofer out?
Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum integrated amps have a variable output that can be used for subwoofers. That's what I use and it's fantastic! 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
Jill ScottDiana KrallPhyllis Hyman 
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
Dave Matthews - Grey Blue EyesWhitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)Quincy Jones - Body HeatQueen - Bohemian RhapsodyDave Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk 
Albums that you listen to straight through / start to finish whenever you put them on!
John Coltrane - "A Love Supreme"Ray Charles - "What'd I Say"Diana Krall - "Love Scenes"Paul Desmond - "Feeling Blue"Tom Waits - "The Heart of Saturday Night"Gerry Mulligan - "Night Lights"Quincy Jones - "Body Heat"De La Soul - "And The Anonymous N... 
Best integrated tube amplifier, under $3,000.00. No phono needed. Could be used, too.d
I can vouch for the Rogue Audio recommendations. I have a Cronus Magnum II and it's great!