Responses from axeis1

DAC upgrade
@signaforce I had a Quetest  with Auralic Aries G1 for several years. Great combination. I used a WiireWorld Platinum USB.  These days Auralic Aries G2.2, Chord Mscaler and Chord TT2. Using Shunyata Alpha NR v.2  PC on the G, and Shunyata Sigma US... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
What about the Dan D preamp in black? Looks more subdued   
750$ Intel NUC vs $6000 Aurender N200: I don't hear the difference
I’m very happy with my new Auralic Aries G2.2  I use a Shunyata Alpha v.2 NR power cord on it  
Thinking of upgrading speakers from ProAc 3.8 I have enjoyed in my system for 23 years.
You will LOVE D48R .. They are everything your 3.8’s are and more!  
What’s the best DAC < 6k (system specific)
@hysteve I have the Chord TT2 and Chord Mscaler it’s a very dimensional and easy to listen to pair. I also use Auralic Aries G2.2 as my streamer, and Shunyata Sigma USB, and a pair of Shunyata Sigma v.2 BNC terminated S/PDIF’ cables for the dual i... 
What affects front to back depth in room/ system?
It’s all about setup. There are several excellent books on setup. Buy one, read it , learn how to setup your room  
Why do I prefer R2R over Chip based DAC's?
I really enjoy my digital setup. Auralic Aries G2.2 , Chord M-Scaler, Chord  TT2. Cables for Digital connection are all Shunyata Sigma, USB and two Sigma S/PDIF ..   
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I think you might have missed the mark. Truly good or excellent speakers will sound good with any type of music. This of course assumes that the system can provide the needed power, and finesse. Brands that can do this: Dynaudio, Magico, Wilson, M... 
Speaker for 11x12 room
ProAc’s Love Tubes! ProAc’s are voiced with Audio Research. ProAc D2R with your amp , match made in heaven!   
I have Chord TT2 with Mscaler, and a pair of TeddyPardo LPS. I think the new PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 would be a great choice especially pre-loved. Chord Dave is way out of your range. Maybe a Chord Qutest, with an MScaler. I looked at your syst... 
Magico A3 replacement
Vandersteen’s, ProAc, Raidho  
Why isn't better quality used gear being made available?
I recently bought Dynaudio Heritage Specials. It knew from the reviews I’d like them, even better than I expected.   
Looking for intermediate-step Streamer: better than BS Node and not @ Bartok level pricing
Auralic Aries G1.1 or G2.2 ... G1.1 is about $2300. new G2.2 is $6000.  I had an Aries G1 for about 4 years, just recently upgraded to the G2.2  
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
So you want to spend a $100K on a new system that will automatically lose half its value? Why not spend $50K upgrade what you have and invest the other $50K into appreciating assets. Or this is just another AudioGon Troll.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
Shunyata. In fact that's all I use for Power.