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Fleetwood deville impressions -Mixed bag vs the competition
Reynaud Voce Grande   https://www.jm-reynaud.com/en/produit/voce-grande/    
What’s the best DAC < 6k (system specific)
@hysteve I’ve owned both the Aqua La Voce S2 and the S3 and contrary to an earlier poster I found the difference in the two to be significant and well worth the upgrade. I went from there to a Holo May KTE which I find to have a similar sound pr... 
XLR to RCA conversion
@hifinut51    If you're talking about this model then it looks to be the exact same thing and PE has them in stock.   https://www.parts-express.com/Jensen-Iso-Max-PC-2XR-Pro-to-Consumer-High-to-Low-Level-Sign-246-0127    
XLR to RCA conversion
Did you try lifting the ground on either unit with a cheater plug first to see if that eliminated the hum?  Not a permanent solution but a test point.  For XLR to SE conversion units look first to Jensen before car audio products.  Also reach out ... 
Impulsive drive to buy the EverSolo dmp-A8 or should I wait ? That is the question.
The A8 is the second generation with the A6 being the first.  They use the exact same software package which has now had seven months of firmware and control app updates.  Nothing really left to wait on hardware wise and the software tweaking will... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
@dsper  The SET 120 amp and Control Amp along with the SET 400 would fall into the warm and liquid with good bass category.  I have a friend that used the Control amp with Carrera's for several years and then used it as an amp only with a Suprate... 
Eversolo a6 and Lampizator
The Eversolo has Coax, Optical and USB outputs.  Whether anybody else thinks it's up to their standards or not it will work just fine. There are of course other options but in that price range the Eversolo has the only comprehensive software packa... 
Auralic Aries G1.1
That sounds like pure nonsense. I've used two G1's with over a dozen different DAC's in the last five years and never had or heard of a compatibility issue. Typical audio forum BS from users who can't read a manual.   
Rythmik or REL Subs to pair with Totem Element Metal V2?
Rythmik without a doubt as you pay no middle-man or dealer markup and if you have an issue you can deal directly with the owner. There is a reason you can buy two instead of one. I own two pair.    
Power strip recommendations
Tripp Lite Isobar  
Is there such a thing as a good medium priced music streamer?
As good of streamers as the models from Aurender, Innuos and Lumin may be if the OP wants to stream Amazon natively that narrows the market down considerably.  In his price range that basically leaves the Aries G1.1 which is on sale for $2200 and ... 
Fleetwood Deville vs Wilson Sound
If you're shopping in the Sasha V price range I would look closely at the Verity Arindal as it may give you the best of both worlds.  If closer to the price of the Deville is where your at then the Otello.   
Streamer to Denafrips Iris to Pontus need cable suggestions please
Use the DH Labs USB cable included in the sale from the G2 to the Iris and then I2S cable from the Iris to the Pontus..  If Darren at DH Labs makes an I2S cable at a reasonable price then try that if not then Wireworld.   https://silversonic.co... 
Angela Gilbert Yeung Amps
The amplifiers are from Gilbert Yeung the owner and designer for Blue Circle Audio.  These are new amps under his own name. They are serious amps silly cases in these photos aside.     https://amherstaudio.com/?page_id=33    
Looking for intermediate-step Streamer: better than BS Node and not @ Bartok level pricing
At the lower end of your stated range the Auralic Aries G1.1 and then invest $500 in the 45 minute DIY Hoer-Wege power supply upgrade.  Going up the Innuos Pulse and at the top of your stated range the newly released Aries G2.2 at $6000.  Also wor...