Thanks everyone for the input. For now, a shelf extension is going to be the way to start. I'm a Schiit-head because of their fabulous bang for the buck. I think Justin is doing the same here, giving us the best he can for what seems to be minimal profit. Reading from the beginning of this thread has given me great insight into just how hard it was for him to do what he has done to get to this evidently sustainable point. I was worried at many times that he was going to say to hell with it all and throw in the towel. Thanks Peter James of HeadAmp for getting back to me quickly thanking me for the order and confirming the 4-6 week wait as per the website. It's great to see Justin finally has been able to get the administrative help he has desperately needed over the years. I'm up to Page 287 now. This thread reads like a Harlequin Romance novel- tales of angst and desperation waiting for nirvana to arrive, buyers frantically clawing for each piece of new information that tells them that the Day of Enlightenment is going to happen after all. I waited 7 years for an Astro-Physics 140 mm refractor (the BHSE of telescopes) and was ready to go the distance again, but its great that that appears to no longer be the case. I wish that HeadAmp would label the colors on their ticker of BHSE pics. The black, purple, and blue are obvious, the silver is pretty straight forward especially since I've seen it many times in the previous 287 pages, but my nuts are in a bind deciphering dark silver and grey. And now I find that turquoise and champagne are listed too, but there are no links to pics. Maybe I'll come upon some in the next 280 pages? I ordered black originally. But now that I've seen the silver faceplate and rings on some good quality posts, I think that's what I want instead. From a distance, I can't see the markings on the black face as well as the silver, and I want to see them easily, even across the room where my couch is. And since all my Schiit gear is silver, that's the way I likely will go. But HeadAmp, let me see good quality pics of all the colors so I can be sure. I'm sure others would appreciate them too. I never, ever was going to get into tube gear no matter how cool it looked or sounded because I didn't want to get sucked down the rabbit hole of tube rolling looking for that extra 0.00613% of sonic bliss. Okay so I FU'ed here and ordered a BHSE, but I swear I'm going to stick to the stock tubes and block all of you tube talkers from driving me to addiction! "The Sicilian" (wife) refuses to lose me again to "Those Headphone Men"!!!! Once I'm done catching up here, I'm gonna go over to "The Other Site Which Shall Not Be Named" and dig around there, all the while trying not to get beat up too badly!!! Definitely a generally more polite crew over here.