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Looking for new speakers for large audio room
Perfect for Magnepans. At least 1.7is. but you have to have the power for them. They will absolutely blow you away in big room like that.  
Sibilance
Preamp has isolators not cd player (short of what was provided stock) or Bluesound 2i.  
Sibilance
Well, oddly, it comes and goes even in the "Time" recording I have in the Gold Mobile Fidelity Ultradisk! I can't afford several thousand dollars for Maggie stands nor do I need them any taller lol. I probably can't afford any fix but I am curious... 
Sibilance
I will listen to old gold CD today.  
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
Brinsley Schwartz, The Rumour ("Tula") is perfect rock song. Bram Tchaikovsky.  
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
+1 The The; but they are one guy since 1979, Matt Johnson.  
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
+1 Duncan Browne!Lloyd Cole And The Attractions, plus Lloyd Cole solo. Gogol BordelloDie Antwoord  
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
Dwight Twilley. The Headboys, for Americans: The Jam, Ocean Colour Scene  
The Most Philosophical Song You Ever Heard
David Gray, "Ain't No Love" https://genius.com/David-gray-aint-no-love-lyrics 
Biggest "bang for the buck" audio gear you have owned(in your history)?
Maggie 1.7sEmotiva xpa-2 gen3CJ PV-10AL 
I'm looking for a pair of interconnects that won't shatter the bank....
Very good, and very happy with the sound from Jerry at straightwire.com. Extremely great value 
$2000.00 to spend on new speakers.
Magnepan 1.7is if you have the power and the room size. Nothing else. That is all.  
Before I order the Magnepan 1.7s...
CONOLETELY disagree with Maggie's having one sweet spot. Like almost all speakers they sound best in the center of the channels at the proper recommended distance for your room. However. And I,'ve had lots of great speakers over the years, the 1.7... 
Before I order the Magnepan 1.7s...
Year after year after year after year after year Maggies when best speakers in larger size categories across several publications. Why look at anything else? 
Best Preamp and Amp combination, interesting finding!!!
If legit this is a good analysis and, as the OP states, he has taken brand out of the equation. However, I've known this since I sold high end audio equipment in the '80s, that a preamp is always more important than the amp IF the amp is compatibl...