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PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
@acmaier3  You are proving my point. This is a NEW product. But perhaps their nomenclature is a bit misleading (Mk2). As a previous owner of the Mk1 is odd that I did not make those assumptions? It was very clear to me.   
PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
@acmaier3  I am expecting delivery of my DS Mk2 next week. I ordered it some time ago and have been waiting for them to be available. It has been clear to me from the beginning that unlike the Mk1 there is no capability to stream directly and tha... 
Subwoofer
I have a KEF KF92 subwoofer in a room similar to yours. I also got their remote transmitter for it so I can locate it where it sounds best, which for me ended up being in the middle of the room, behind the sofa. This has different curve settings f... 
Interconnects for Pass Labs X260.8
Change the Bricasti setting to Linear.  
Streamer upgrade - best path forward
Lumin U2 Mini. ~$2k, amazing resolution, transparency, image depth, and natural timbre. And excellent software. Dual USB ports, plus the usual others.  
Amp question with size constraints
Let me also recommend AGD amps. I too have Fyne speakers (F-1-8) and a pair of Tempo amps. I bi-amp the Fynes.  A single Tempo has plenty of power to drive the Fynes, but the advantage of two amps is the advantage of mono-blocks... better imaging... 
Left Channel Blues
I had a similar problem not long ago. No matter what I switched around the left channel was weak. I thought something in the crossover had gone south. I eventually used my phone to measure the speaker outputs, and BAM, they were exactly the same! ... 
Monitor Stands - Made of Stone
@pindac  Where might one find Phenolic Impregnated Densified Wood products? A quick google search turned upon a lot of research but no sources for the product.    
Advice on how to liquidate system
If you do get hearing aids find an audiologist who sells Widex aids. They are the most natural sounding aids I could find. Truly wonderful. Other brands costing $6500 and more sound like the worst class D from hell you can imagine. Believe me, I f... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
@dbt  Wish I could say. Last time I had the Atma-Sphere's here I still hadn't a decent pair of hearing aids. Got that fixed now - Widex: best audio system upgrade to date!    
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
@dbt  The horn loaded HF driver in the X5 is really good, just the vertical dispersion issues. The Pure Audio speakers look interesting. Bet the dispersion is excellent with the mid/HF concentric driver you got with a larger sweet spot.  One thi... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
@dbt Re the X5's, they were really excellent in many ways, but 1) the imposing size of the speakers was an issue (ruled out Maggies for the same reason); 2) the sweet spot was really small, like head in vise small; 3) horizontal dispersion of HF w... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
BTW, on a whim I recently bought a used Pass XA25 (still sitting on my dining room table) to compare to a single Tempo. Granted, the Fynes are an easy load with a minimum impedance of 6 ohms, but still a single Tempo was smoother and more refined,... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
Regarding power requirements, my speakers (Fyne F1.8) are 91db, my room is 25 x 25 x 8, and I don't come anywhere near exhausting the headroom of the Tempos. At 97db you will have gobs of power with either the Audions or the Tempo.  I would sugge... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
I have been using class D for years now: Jeff Rowland, Bel Canto, LSA Voyager, and settled on two AGD Tempo stereo amps to bi-amp. Very pleased with AGD fed by a Backert Labs Rhythm line stage.  I believe the Rowlands were ICE, but unfortunately ...