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SVS Subwoofer Connection
I tried the wireless connection and the time lag was terrible.  If you're using it for HT the lag is so great it will not allow you to properly utilize any room correction software.  Knowing this, I would stay away from wireless even for 2 channel... 
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
OP, I’m running a Hegel Pre into Sopra no2 speakers. My streamer is the Node with an external LPS. The streamer is my weakest link but I don’t think that’s the case in your system. I think you want to upgrade your Pre. You really don’t want to cha... 
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
Your Focal speakers are excellent.  As others have mentioned, the weak link is your Pre, everything (including future upgrades) will be bottlenecked.  A better/external Pre will be the best place to spend money.    
Sonus Faber Sonetto V’s Thoughts Requested
I hate to pivot the thread like this but I think it will get you where you really want to land.  When making a move to upgrade, make a significant move up, not just an incremental one.  The incremental moves often lead to disappointment.  I would ... 
Room Treatment suppliers
I used Vicaoustics and am very pleased with the results.  OP, if you're interested, DM me and I'll send some pics.  Good luck and cheers.  
Confused with size of speaker to get when placed along long wall in large room
There are some very good recommendations already made here.  At your preferred listening levels it will be very hard for any pair of floorstanders to get you a smooth response and not sound thin.  I would strongly consider adding a pair of subwoof... 
NAD M66
I would strongly think that the streamer is the same across all products.  Maybe the DAC module is better in the master series?  Call 905-831-6555 and try to get in touch with Jade.  Good luck and cheers.  
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I really sympathize with folks who live removed from metro areas and have no hi'fi shops.  When one buys new speakers there is always a large loss taken if the speakers are unsatisfactory and have to be sold.  I think I would be OK with buying spe... 
Best Covers
"All Along the Watchtower"  Hendrix covering Dylan  
Sharing a subwoofer between a Stereo and HT combination.
Until you have more room to work with...what about a great sounding pair of headphones? Fidelity wise this might be your best band for the buck.    
Hegel comparison
Both are great amps.  I've spent quite a bit of time with both and also the new 600.  The 590 will drive the bass harder and tighter but the 590 has a small dip in the midrange which makes the 390 sound "warmer" side by side.  I think it's the DAC... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
Take a listen to band Blackberry Smoke.  Guitarist Charlie Starr plays quite a bit with Warren Haynes.  This should be right in your wheelhouse.    
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
"Supper's Ready"  by Genesis  
Is more amp power always better...?
I know this is frustrating but I've found that the manufacture's stated WPC has very little to do with true, usable power output.  One really has to do a deeper dive and either listen in person or get information from a trusted source like an info... 
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
Thanks for sharing that.