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Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
Nowhere in the linked post do TA state that they will remotely verify cables bought through a third party, let alone in advance of purchase. How could they. They do generously offer to recalibrate, modify, etc such cable for a reasonable fee and p... 
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
I have no hesitation in recommending the Moon MiND 2 in your price bracket.  Canadian built but hey, close enough! Update are automatic.  
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
@cbrez, that was my thought exactly, high current over simply high wattage. I have heard the Dynaudio HS driven very nicely indeed buy Moon 240 and 250 (50Wpc at 8 Ohms). Importantly these are 85W and 100W pc at 4 Ohms, repectively.  
New streamer
Moon MiND2. I really like what mine delivers in terms of sound quality. Plus the app is really user-friendly.  
Harman acquires Roon
They will almost certainly be seeking a functional streaming app (at minimum) from the components of Roon as the HK/Arcam MusicLife app is dreadful (I could not get it to work and keep working at all).  
Tidal or Qobuz
Qobuz  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
I think that my Living Voice IBX-RW4 have every sign of being the endgame for me. Wonderfully musical.  
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
I picked up an Arcam Solo Uno for my office for £300 (new) a couple of months back (originally about £650). Apart from an Aux-In all it does is stream.  The Harmon Kardon / Arcam app is appalling (I could not get it to work and stay working) but ... 
Looking for intermediate-step Streamer: better than BS Node and not @ Bartok level pricing
Moon MiND2 would be another great shout. The app is excellent also   
Audio stand needed....Moving main components from mechanical room to listening room
+1 for the Quadraspire, I have had the Q4 for 24 years now. Never had need nor inclination  (let alone space) to separate the TT, just six shelves with the TT on top.   
Speaker recommendation £2-10k range
Take a look at/listen to Living Voice - they are incredibly musical ad allow the equipment to get out of the way. I have just ordered mine.  
Integrated Amplifier for Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution
I have had great success with Moon Simaudio amplifiers with SF speakers - I currently have a 700i driving SP Concertos and it is a completely effortless combination. I have heard the 700i driving more challenging loads like the SF Evos and it work... 
Product: Sonus Faber Concertino Domus Bookshelf Speakers; w/ Stands
The prices for the speakers that other have quoted are about right for them when they were new. There were two versions of the stand - height adjustable and non-height adjustable. The Concertinos remain sought after on the used market, especially... 
Streamer Selection - Thoughts Requested Please!
I am really surprised by the complete lack of mention (up til now) of the Moon Simaudio MiND 2. It is a brilliant streamer with great sound quality and it is right in your budget at US$2,400. The Moon app is more than acceptable and integrates ni... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and Low The Clash - London Calling The Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Sessions  Jeff Buckley - Grace Tom Waits - Blue Valentine Prince Far I - Message From The King Television - Marquee Moon. Van Morrison - Moonda...