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Accuphase vs. McIntosh MCA 7200
If you’re really looking to upgrade you’re looking at a separate amp, preamp, phono pre, DAC, and streamer with all the interconnects involved therein, which aren’t cheap either.  If you’re not ready or willing to go that route, just stick with wh... 
DACed and Confused here...
First, I think you’re underspending on the DAC given the rest of your system, but at your price level and given the rest of your system I’d recommend this used Denafrips Pontus II (and not the RME DAC)… https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6500464... 
Bacch Dsp, True stereo?
Thank you for your reply. The only problem I have with all this is that it's so very difficult and confusing to implement. No, it’s not!!!  Several people here who’ve used it have stated clearly that it’s not hard to implement and that very hel... 
power amp ideas for less than $3000
If I had your speakers I’d absolutely hop on these Clayton Audio M100 monoblocks as they are truly special amps that I think will synergize beautifully with your 803Ds. You can use them in low bias mode when idle and even for HT, but for serious 2... 
Upgradeitis
Gotta love “the itch.”  What specific improvements are you looking for, what’s your budget, and are you looking for new or used?  
Anyone else order Caladans from Clayton Shaw?
You know, yeah Clayton’s new endeavor may be a small shop with limited resources to answer calls etc. (especially after CAF), but the man obviously knows what he’s doing and feels he has something else to say that I find really intriguing given wh... 
Please Help Weed Them Out
You suck!!!  I paid about the same for Arya Stealths and although I’m very happy I know the HE1000s are next level so not surprised you’re blown away.  Goodonya for being “open” minded, and enjoy!!!  And thanks a lot for the follow up.    
Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
Sorry, can’t answer that unless they were just catering to your concerns about the 75 Ohm issue.  Frankly, if AZ designed a 110 Ohm cable for an AES/EBU connection and stapled RCAs on it where they’re not true 75 Ohm I’m a bit miffed and disappoin... 
Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
I can just tell you what I heard, and I’m so happy with the results I care not about what Ohm my cable runs at as my ears are the final arbiter, and the reviews profoundly echo my findings.  Like I said, buy used and you can try it yourself with l... 
Budget Amp for Sonus Faber
Here ya go — well designed with plenty of power that’s under $1k and only 8.5”W x 12”D x 3”H, and as it’ll apparently sound like every other well-designed amp it should tick all your boxes.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/325845276320  
Receiver with subwoofer level buttons?
If this is strictly for HT being managed and run by a mass-market AVR I would’ve saved the considerable $$$ and bought the SVS sub(s) with their handy app and just avoided the issue altogether.  If this system is also for serious 2-channel listeni... 
Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
This is a digital signal so don't worry about silver in the mix. I think @carlsbad2 might be onto something here.  When I substituted the MC2 for my budget but decent Apogee Wyde Eye the thought of it being silver never even entered my thoughts... 
power amp ideas for less than $3000
Assuming you’re still using the Rotel amp, what specific improvements and sound characteristics are you looking for?  
She loves me she loves me not!
I truly feel sorry for you.   
Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
I just upgraded to an AZ MC2 and couldn’t be happier.  I also use 2 pairs of AZ Silver Refs and Satori Shotgun Bi-wire cables BTW, and IME there’s a lot of synergy between them all.  Read the glowing reviews of the MC2 because they are not wrong. ...