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Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
A Capella 3. Great product. Hand made in the USA to order.  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
Hi Mike, Thanks for stating your case very plainly. No sense in feeding the haters and trolls. SEE YA! 😁  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
Mike has a lot of experience and knowledge in the industry. I appreciate that he limits his lineup to what he feels is best over several price points and doesn't try to be all things to all people. He's a good guy and genuinely interested in only... 
Battle of the Open Baffles
I think the Linkwitz full 521.4 system would rival anything available anywhere but they do take a lot of space to sound their best. I have great interest but dont have the floor space available. I do have a pair of Spatial X5's and for the money ... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I have purchased several sets of speakers without hearing them first. None were disappointing. The last pair I listened to before buying were some KEF model 3's(?) in 1995.  
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
@chrisr  Yes for sure. The Canare line is also available at BJC if I remember correctly.  
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
Blue Jeans Cables for low money. Iconoclast for mid level money. Both are bargains in their price range.  
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
Up to a point both are accurate. Budget for what you can afford and you will be able to find something in that range that will make you happy. Speakers should be the biggest part of the budget. Speaker quality and placement are most important IMHO.  
can subwoofers make things worse?
SVS Micro. I have a pair of them mated to a set of LS50's and it's a perfect match.  
Help with speaker selection
@phillyspecial  Another good one! There's a lot of very good choices in the <$20k realm.  
Help with speaker selection
I have a set of the GAG's and can vouch for their musical presentation. Very easy to listen to for long periods of time.  
Help with speaker selection
Gershman Grand Avant Garde. Very musical and well within your price range.  
"Diminishing Returns"
Happiness is the end goal. Nicely done!  
Anyone has a reference system where amplification is SS ?
@ re-lar-kvothe   Perfect answer. We all have reference systems. We refer to them to make judgement hence the name.  
XLR recomendation
BAV or Iconoclast.