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Is it important to long demo or own HIGH END gear to have a fair accurate view about it?
@mikelavigne  :"the high end is not gear, it’s a state of mind" Word. "Easily the best sentence.. explaining post to go with it I ever read in audiogon..." I agree completely with @mahgister on Mike Lavigne's post.  
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
+1 @tomic601 on Audioquest Pegasus ICs. I had an experience at HiFi Buys in Atlanta recently that made me curse out aloud. Brought in my Berkeley Reference 2 DAC to audition just for kicks. (HiFi Buys does not carry the BAD DAC Ref 2.) Connecte... 
Does a DAC like this even exist?
PS Control of Bluesound NODE is via WIFI, which in my house extends beyond its walls.  
Does a DAC like this even exist?
I think that a Bluesound Node, which is a streamer/DAC with BlueOS, which is easy and fun to use, will do what you need.  
Dealers with excellent listening rooms?
HiFi Buys in Atlanta has several excellent listening rooms featuring gear producing outstanding sound.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
Here is post in thread I link to above on Audiquest Hurricane.   I replaced stock power cord on modded Parasound A21 with Hurricane. (See my profile for description of complete system.) Wow. Like waking up a sleeping bulldog. Remarkable increase... 
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
  member-reviews 133615-475  
Streaming Dac $5000-8000
Take a look at the TEAC UD-701N, which is a streamer/dac/preamp for a little north of $4K. User reviews here:    
Fantasy or reality? Inexpensive solid state preamps that get you 80% there?
In my view, the Parasound JC2 preamp ($4K new) is hard to beat at any price.  
TEAC UD-701 vs NT-505 vs ?
@rblnr  Decision to pick up line is telling. Eager to hear your thoughts on comparison to Esoteric counterpart.  
TEAC UD-701 vs NT-505 vs ?
@vinylcat  Delighted that you found unit that brings you joy. Could you say a little more about sound quality of UD-701N, in particular in comparison to other models that you considered. Cheers.  
TEAC UD-701 vs NT-505 vs ?
Rich post. Particularly appreciate the comparisons to other DACS. Tickled to hear how much you are enjoying new unit.  
Advice? Less than $4k, solid state preamp, neutral to gentle
+1 @erik_squires  +1 @willy-t  Parasound JC2 will be tough to beat in price range you specify.    
Integrated for Streaming
Consider integrated streamer/DAC/pre-amp: TEAC UD-701. For discussion see thread below.        
Streamer/DAC - Where is the value?
Consider the TEAC UD-701, which is an intregrated streamer and DAC. See thread below for discussion of this model: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/teac-ud-701-vs-nt-505-vs