Responses from blackbag20

Equalizer to compensate for hearing loss - Any success stories?
OP the Schiit Loki Mini is the best ... quite, easy and effective.   BTW ... getting compelling results using red light therapy in hearing loss ...  
Songs you use when auditioning gear
@kairosman love it ... I might add "Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section."  
Look at these beauties
Yeah, was hoping for more too @thecarpathian    Deflating  
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
Definitively get Schitt Loki and check it out ... cheap and quiet   
Looking for recommendations for integrated with a more “organic” sound.
@earworm22  Tom, I'd give The Music Room serious attention:  well respected outlet with warranty.  It has Moon, ModWright, Unison Research, Lab 12 (to name a few) within reach or below budget. Do not doubt me! 
MoFi SACD of Joni Mitchell's "Blue"
Thanks OP  ... I'm going to pick it up!!  
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
@pizzano plus one ...   We'd be lucky to discern an audible difference between any digital format  
How does bi-wiring work?
@panzrwagn plue one ....   
Sub $2,000 Integrated Amp Recommendations
Not bad options you have, OP. I would take a higher-end, used approach. The Music Room is an excellent resource, highly regarded vendor. For instance: 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
@crustycoot kinda what I was thinking, crust! If you are set on a new amp, please check out Odyssey. Klaus builds fantastic gear ... I have a Kismet Amp that I will never part!    
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
After research ... would buy wo audition!    
Announcement: Axiom Audio acquisitions of Bryston and Magnum Dynalab
@jond plus one ...   
Herron HL-1 Preamplifier, Solid State; Herron still in business? Thoughts about sound?
Keith's pre for under 1K is the best buy on the internet.  He still services his equipment.  Funny, I was just looking at a HL1 a couple days ago!!  Better hurry ...  
Revel Salon2s: Seeking Advice
That's moving a lot of heavy stuff ... but Revel will eclipse ...  
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
Totally agree!