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Leaving tube amps on.
Don Sachs had addressed this subject, some time ago. If I remember correctly, he had suggested that it is good to turn the tube gear off, when not listening.  
Is there anything other than a Benchmark DAC?
I think, with your budget, you can get a very good DAC, try the Musetec DA-005.  
Upgrades and repairs on hi fi components
Helps to know your location, or area. Nick Gowan at https://tsound.com/    
if you had this system, what would you do to make it sound the best you can
Decouple your speakers from the floor. Starting with least expensive, like sorbothane.  
Audioholics
 Is he reputable? - No. You would be better off reading what is shared on this forum. IMO, good reviews and advice can be obtained from such stalwarts as Steve Guttenberg and John Darko.  
Opinions on NAD please
Not too long ago, there were a good amount of NAD naysayers here. What happened? I`ll stand by what I stated, previously.  
where I can buy tubes to my ALLNIC PRE (3A/110A and 3A/109B)
Ask a Tube Dealer.  
Opinions on NAD please
I would not recommend NAD.  Spotty history on reliability. Try Parasound, or better yet, Anthem.  
Seeking Budget CD Player Suggestions
If looking for a demo unit, I`d suggest watching for the ads put forth by the on-line dealers here.  
JJ preamp tubes - repeated problems
Avoid the JJ`s. Look to a reputable Dealer.  
Luxman leaves me wanting
Look, the suggestions are all over the place.  Listen to the Loki men. You will thank them for it  
Review : Emerson ER-7001 Am/Fm radio. Return of the radio king!
There are those here who do : https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/anyone-listen-to-music-on-a-fm-tuner-anymore  
BEST TUBES FOR AUDIO RESEARCH PRE-AMP (LS-16)
I think the Gold Lions are smoother (less bright)....which is to my liking...and still detailed...nice midrange... how much of an upgrade an LS-26 or LS-27 would be.   If its not broke, why fix it?  
Best Amplifier for LS3/5a
@peter_s with all due respect, you highjacked your own thread.  
Loki Max analog improvement
Anyway that you would post a picture of this, so we can see what it is you have done?