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A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
Even with a budget of $2000, that is overkill, you can easily find what you need for much less.  
CD player/transport with exposed tubes?
Shanling CDT-100  
DAC suggestion for PC
For a PC I would keep it simple, compact and inexpensive. So consider a Schitt Modi.  
Mcintosh pre amp pricing
Being the original owner of a C2200 and a MC7300 I can advise you to look for another brand if you are expecting "discounts" or for what you perceive as being overvalued.  
Quality of Sirius XM
Considering the quality of their "stream" and the amount they charge, it is probably the worst offering imaginable in audio.  
Question/Help Needed: Boomer who is totally inexperienced with DACs and streamers.
You will be very happy with the performance of the Wiim Pro Plus and yes, you use the excellent Wiim app on your phone, or tablet, as your 'remote'.  I added an Allo Nirvana external power supply to the Wiim, and it greatly enhanced its performanc... 
Question/Help Needed: Boomer who is totally inexperienced with DACs and streamers.
WiiM Pro Plus.  Very good reviews and inexpensive.   
Do people tire of audio forums?
I enjoy the variety of subject matter and most opinions but I wish Audiogon would offer an "ignore" feature, and a "like" button.   
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
Easy recommendation:  WiiM pro plus (there are also two other less expensive WiiM models).  
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
I recently purchased a Lokius and find it quite useful and unobtrusive.  
W4S DAC
@navyachts Thank you for mentioning my profile page.  I went ahead and just now updated it with component listing and photos.  And yes the TriVista has a tube output stage.   
W4S DAC
I have a W4S 2v2 DAC which I bought new several years ago. I have found it to be on the ’bright’ side of the spectrum and recently tried substituting in its place a Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC (which I had also bought new upon its release). Much... 
REF5SE tubes
Having used both Tube Depot and The Tube Store in the past, I would highly recommend Brent Jessee at audiotubes.com.   He is well respected and can give you his personal recommendations.   
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
Benchmark   
Tube Rollers! Which has more impact to your sound- Rectifier or Power (and why)?
Having just changed out the line stage tubes on my McIntosh C2200, I would strongly recommend that you contact Brent Jessee (audiotubes.com) for his expertise and suggestions based on your needs.   I wish I had contacted him years ago as the diff...