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Please be gentle with me! 🙏
He can try a Wiim Pro Plus streamer and DAC for $200 or upgrade a bit and try an Eversolo DMP-A6 streamer and DAC.   
Best Amplifier for LS3/5a
I’ve never heard the AGD, so can’t compare. I happen to love my Purifi amp which I’m using in my second system. They can drive virtually any speakers with good, clean power and current and very low distortion, without losing musicality. I’ve never... 
Aurender or Lumin streamer only?
Go for Lumin and use Roon. Or if you want to save money get an Eversolo DMP-A6. Excellent streaming and app.   
Best Amplifier for LS3/5a
I’d get a Purifi amp. Plenty of power, excellent sound and run cool. Buckeye and VTV are both USA made and quite reasonable. Plenty of power and current which the LS3/5a’s like. What preamp will you be using?  
Denver used market?
There’s a great dealer on South Broadway called Aural HiFi who would either purchase outright or sell on consignment. Their number is (720) 432-0373. They sold my Sonus Faber Extremas and Marantz 9 tube amplifiers and realized some great prices  ... 
Is there such a thing as a good medium priced music streamer?
I really like the Eversolo DMP-A6. Streamer and DAC for around $900. If you only need a streamer I’d go for the Wiim Pro or for another $50 the Wiim Pro Plus. Then you can compare its DAC )or the DAC in the Eversolo if you go that route) with the ... 
What to expect if I import an amp and preamp from a Japan seller via US eBay
I would make sure you were dealing with an extremely reputable dealer in Japan, such as Hi-Fi Do from whom I’ve purchased in the past. In retrospect, I would be reluctant to do business with a dealer from Japan, and would find something here in th... 
Dennis Had Inspire PSE 300B WOW!!!
Questions. Where can one purchase a Dennis Had amp? What is the difference between the PSE and Inspire 300b amps? Thanks.  
Is low cost DAC worth it?
Simple solution. Eversolo DMP-A6. Read the reviews. Streamer, DAC and preamp. Duel 9038 PRO chips. Touchscreen with amazing album cover graphics. I’m shocked by how good it sounds and all that it does for $899. Darko.com just posted a new review b... 
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
Would love if Audiogon or someone else would put together a Qobuz or Spotify playlist of all the songs listed in this thread!   
Advice for bookshelf speakers
Dutch & Dutch 8C. Made to go 4 inches from the wall. Active with DSP.   
most beautiful (looking) speakers
Sonus Faber Elipsa and Extrema. Franco Serblin Accordo. I have all three and they are all so beautiful in different ways.    
Amplifier for Sonus Faber Extrema
Now driving my Extremas with the restored ML 432 I picked up a few weeks ago and it's a great combination. It is true that the Extremas to love gobs of solid state power and the Levinson's do the job very nicely.   
Looking for nearfield passive speakers that are warm and rich
If you can put them on stands I’d highly recommend the Franco Serblin Accordos. They’d be a great match with your ancillary components.   
Sonus Faber Elipsa vs. Elipsa SE
Thanks for the feedback. The Elipsa is around $8,000. There were two other Strads that recently sold in the high teens.