Two ebay deals, two purchases from the great members of this site, some wonderful and very economical service by Rita's Vintage Audio Repair and I now have two great systems in place and providing great sound.
In the living room: Carver M1.0t, Carver C-1 autographed by Bob (thanks Ray), Oppo DV-980-H, Music Hall mmf5 with Goldring cartridge, Marantz CD player, Nakamichi CR-3A, and a Vintage (like new) pair of Klipsch Forte series I speakers.
In the motorcycle shop: Carver M-500t (serviced by Rita and autographed by Bob), Carver C-2, Carver TX-2, Sirius radio and PC driven internet radio and CD/DVR, driving my old pair of Vandersteen model III speakers.
Both systems sound great, but different. The shop system is turned on at 9:00am and off at 10:00pm six days a week, and never gets fatiguing. Of course there is always room for improvement and more Carver equipment, but for now I am well pleased and thoroughly addicted. OCCD.
I couldn't have gotten this far along without the help and encouragement of this group and I humbly thank you all.