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Can you give me your speaker suggestions?
Perhaps for your case a bookshelf might be a better option? I think Audiovector R1 Arrete is perfect for your needs. It is incredibly meaty sounding for a bookshelf and certainly has enough bass.  If you can spring an additional thousand, the ne... 
Boressen speakers
I have finally listened to the Borresen X3. It was driven by Aavik I-180 and S-180 and powered by Ansuz conditioner and cords of course. The last floor-stander I’ve heard was Tad Evolution One TX. Those were lovely and a true high-end. I didn’t ex... 
The most tower like stand mount under $4k
The most refined and balanced speakers under 3k I’ve heard was Amphion Argon 3s. Most musical was probably Triangle Comete 40th Anniversary which I actually had last time, though the mid was colored and the bass needs a sub to support.   
Are Buchardt A500 Signature Edition A Good Choice For First Speakers?
I do not know how the Buchardt sounds, though they seem to be pretty well-regarded. $5000 is no chump change and can get you a really good sounding setup. I am in the same boat as you having young children and are confined to desktop hifi setup. ... 
Boressen speakers
@arafiq I am very curious to hear X3 as well. My local dealer has it now, I will probably make a trip soon.  I don't know how Joseph Audio speakers sound. There used to be a local dealer but apparently didn't sell well enough.  In the category o... 
Boressen speakers
A Borresen+Aavik+Ansuz setup is certainly top tier sounding. I've heard Borresen 5 and Z1 Cryo with assorted Aavik and Ansuz gears. They certainly sounded precise, organic, and not clinical at all.  If money is no object, sure, just walk into an ... 
A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
@grey9hound  Very happy with my Oyaide Class S and I prefer a slight bright presentation because I do listen to orchestral and metal.  I am close to acquire a brand new Integre4 MKII, I think it would be a killer combo. I've heard the Lab12 Dac1... 
Good Suggestions for Tube Amps under 6k
It's amazing we got 2 pages of replies without someone recommending either a Lab12, Line Magnetic, or Leben. The Lab12 Integre4 MK2 is as good as the review says and is my next amp purchase. IMO probably is the best amp purchase below $10K and ev... 
AAVIK THE BEST KEPT Sereat IN DIGITAL
@sagur80  Are you going to try Weiss Dac502 MKII, MSB Discreet, Rockna Wavedream, and Lab12 Dac1 Reference as well? I tried all these as well and went with Lab12.  I listened to the La Scala as well and liked it very much. To be honest La Scala,... 
FAVORITE POWER CABLE under $100 (1M)
I am using Real Cable Citrine for my DAC, Furutech Roxy for my integrated amp, and Furutech Odeon for my sub. But for my Furuteh TP80 mains conditioner I use a 1.5m DIY Belden 19364 that costs 25 USD to make (including the plugs) from my local Be... 
AAVIK THE BEST KEPT Sereat IN DIGITAL
I've auditioned Borresen Z1 Cryo with Aavik S-280 + D-280 +  I-280 with assorted Ansuz cables.  It was perhaps the best bookshelf setup I've heard so far. Huge and organic sound.  Recently I've heard a pair of Berlina RC3 driven by Perreaux 300i... 
A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
@jjss49 Not sure how the older SE model sounded, but at least after acquiring this Dac1 Reference I no longer have the urge to upgrade my DAC even if I have the money to upgrade to more expensive DACs like for example Weiss DAC-502 MKII.  But it ... 
A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
@tksteingraber  I did not change the tubes in my DAC.  But last time I used a Furutech ADL USB cable to connect my desktop to the USB input of the DAC and did find it a tad too bright. I then connected my desktop to a Singxer SU1 DDC and used it... 
If I wanted to make my own speaker cables, is this a good choice for wire?
@tubeguy76  This store in Australia seems to carry a selection of Nanotec bulk cables.  They sell the updated version of MKII.  http://www.waraudio.com.au/p/9218046/nanotec-sp-79-mk-2-hv.html  
If I wanted to make my own speaker cables, is this a good choice for wire?
I have two pairs of DIY speaker cables. One is Belden Studio 814 and another is Nanotec Golden Strada #79 MKII. Both are models unique to Japanese domestic market, but my local Belden dealer does carry it, so you might want to check with your lo...