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What is your front end ?
Main system= 1) Technics SL-Q3 2) VPI HW-40 3) Sony XDR from XDR guy 4) Sonic Frontiers CD Transport to whatever DAC happens to be in the rotation. Now it’s the Van Alstine latest and greatest unit.    The radio probably gets the most mileage.... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
If I could?   All day long and twice on Sunday.  
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
The website Escrow dot com appears to be legit. Perhaps an option both parties can agree upon?  
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
A company riding old technology into the ground to save a few pennies?   Not exactly headline news….  
Very faint hiss from tweeter
Perhaps try the Freya+ in one of the other non-tube modes to see if the hiss remains. If the hiss disappears or is lowered dramatically, it may just be some tube noise flowing through the system.   
PREAMPLIFIER UPGRADE QUESTION
As a fourth option, try a Schiit Kara or a Freya+. Way cheaper than the mega buck units. After trying it, you may decide to keep it. The gain options on the Kara are a deal maker. No more turning the volume knob 1/1000 of a turn and the volume is ... 
Space Tech Lab super rectifier
On a previous setup I was using the Super Rectifier on one of his phono stages. Memory fails as to which one. The Super Rectifier is money well spent. You will not be disappointed. His gear is top notch.   
Phono Stage in inputs for 2 tonearms
Musical Fidelity M6X Vinyl. MM or MC.    3 inputs    Balanced or single ended outputs   Discrete not opamp.  
Static on turntable
Follow the advice of @lewm   
Sony TA-N80ES repair
Parts Connexion in Canada may provide the service required.   
slide in phono stage for Accuphase C-2450 preamplifier - is it any good?
What’s best forum may have some first hand testimonials.   
Anyone listen to entire albums?
Yes. Start to finish. Most of the time…..  
Record player sounds out of tune and "wavy"
If a new belt is not affordable, I believe the belt can be boiled in water for a certain amount of time to shrink it back to size. Look under vinyl engine. If memory serves there are posts there regarding the process.   
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
The Haflers that are modified by Musical Concepts may be a good option to try. I have an XL-280 with PA-7 boards running the mids and highs on the main system. A DH-200 with PA-4? Boards running mids and highs on a second system. Shrill free. The ... 
How Soon Do You Realize You Don't Like a Piece of Gear?
Try to give it at least 30 days. It may be painful at first but the new sound may grow on you. If not, cut bait.