Responses from travelinjack

Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
I like Yamaha.  The A-S1200 is right at the top of your budget.  
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
There was a band out of Atlanta named King Johnson that put our several very good bluesy albums.  The guitar player for the band was Oliver Wood, is the brother of bass player Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood.  The two them formed new less b... 
Sub $1000 DAC with AKM chip
For the money the simple and inexpensive Topping E30 II is hard to beat. Sounds nice and has AKM chips.  $150  
Would you buy a pair of speakers by just looking at the measured freq. response?
Won't buy without listening but will certainly reference measurements too.  
Nowhere to hear speakers and amps anymore!
If someone is near Atlanta, there is still HiFi Buys in addition to the Best Buy locations that might have a Magnolia room    
She loves me she loves me not!
On at all times because the midget menaces cannot be trusted.  
Have you asked yourself this question?
Dumped all the analog stuff on to friends and ripped all the CDs to FLAC. Everything is now hard drives and networks. The quality, convenience, flexibility, and portability just make it a win all around.  
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
If you can find a good deal on a Yamaha WXA-50, it is a great little unit if a little dated. The Yamaha MusicCast app is very user friendly.  
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
If we are talking about lyrics then Darrell Scott and Guy Clark come to mind, as does John Prine. If we are talking about the melody then Miles Davis.  
SVS or REVEL Subwoofer
@drlou77 that is a hell of a first show!  My first were the two at the Fox in Atlanta in Oct. 1985.   Regarding the subwoofer question, I think SVS is the best choice in your budget.  The SB-2000 Pro is hard to beat for performance and value esp... 
Bowers & Wilkins 801D4 Signature
@fredrik222 Those Audiovector R3 sound really good for their price.  I enjoyed them at a couple of shows and been impressed each time.  
Integrated Amp ideas for a very young audiophile
For the sake of your wife and to make it easy for the kid, I would be looking at something entry level but fully competent unit like the Yamaha R-N303.  The Music Cast app is nice.  The system works with Alexa.  It is fully networked so he can pla... 
New Speaker advice
I love my F36 but they do benefit from a subwoofer. I have Focal 706 in a bedroom set up and they sound good too. Hard to go wrong with any of the ones you are considering.  
What's a Good Way to Buy Music Collections?
Try Bandcamp if your artists are available there since the artist gets a larger share of the profits on that website.  
Is low cost DAC worth it?
A good budget DAC should be a step up from the one in the Airport Express.  Topping, SMSL, and Schiit all have well measuring and nice sounding DACs in you budget.