Responses from cdamiller5

The Most "Analog" CD Player?
Simaudio 260 D 
CD player reliability.... good and bad.
+ Simaudio 
Simple, small footprint tube preamp ?
Decware preamp. 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
Klipsch - enough said. Paeadigm Persona can be bright but pair well with Simaudio 760/860 
“Black background” — What really contributes to this phenomenon?
Nordost QX4 very helpful in achieving this 
Esoteric K-03 or Luxman D-03x
Simaudio 260D is an excellent player and is $2000 new for transport only. It also has a DAC version.  
Looking for some new floor standing speakers
I have also owned the 3F. A bit bright when paired with Simaudio.  
Looking for some new floor standing speakers
Wharfedale Elysian 4. $10,000 for the pair. Excellent speakers 
Speaker upgrade
Paradigm 9H is an excellent speaker. Wilson Audio Yvette as well 
Does Power Cord Require Burn-In To Sound Good?
I installed a Nordost QX4 a few months ago and it has made a significant and positive difference in my system. More soundstage and more depth. Power and its handling is the heart of the system. Power cords and a conditioner. Try Nordost.  
Women who enjoy quality speakers
My wife has recently became interested. Purchased a NAIM Unity Atom and a pair of Klipsch LaScalas 
What speaker – under $10k – has the best timbre and tonal qualities?
Wharfedale Elysian 4. Awesome 
Speakers good for close to wall placement
Klipsch LaScala AL5 
The NAD M33 will cancel your complaints about Class D
Yes I have. The NAD lacks depth  
Honest Amp Reviews: Impossible?
Class “D”. Says it all