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Revel Salon 1 still worth it? Possible a small room?
I actually had my old Salon 1’s in a room just a little bigger than that and it was OK. I did bring it up from the front a bit due to the rear facing tweeter. The bass was a problem when played loud but I could not play that loud most times so I w... 
When did AudiogoN become a Showcase for The Music Room?
TMR are great folks. I sold a few things and got a lot better price than another place (forgot who that was). Transaction was very easy and good communication. 
Plinius Hiato vs MA9000 vs Hegel H360 (powerful integrated amps under 10k with 200 watts)
Also researching integrateds myself the lowest priced one that I have on my watch list is the Hegel H590. It is coming out in the fall and is 301 watts @ 8 with improved DAC. Prior Hegel DACs were already good.https://darko.audio/2018/05/statement... 
Best of the best Integrated amps in 2018
@gekolounge Do u have a time frame for the Boulder 866? 
CS3.7
Why not just stick with Thiel and use their wall surrounds or even the SCS4 monitors (I owned them before).  I had the Bryston PP300 on the SCS4, same as a Bryston 4B-SST. If you are lucky you could hide the PowerPacs behind a wall, the floor, or ... 
Accuphase E470 v. Luxman L509x
@ Melguyone Thanks for your response. I was looking at the price range you listed. 
Speakers for aging audiophiles - What's with today bass emphasis ?
If you can move the speakers away from the bookshelf, preferably on stands, the Audience 1+1 for $2600 is what I use in my office (on a desk).http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/audience-clairaudient-11-v2-loudspeaker/It lacks the bass but ha... 
Accuphase E470 v. Luxman L509x
@melbguyoneCan you list some of the integrated amps you like? 
Ayre AX7e vs Hegel H160
"But given that streaming from iPhones and other mobile devices seems to be more of the current thing,"If you are going to stream music from an iPhone then I highly recommend the Peachtree Nova 150. Should be similar or cheaper price to the 2 unit... 
Ayre AX7e vs Hegel H160
I do not know too much about Ayre. I do know Hegel and they make gear that pulls above their weight. The DACs are also well regarded. 
Best amp for KEF LS50
I see I have commented on this thread in the past so I thought I would update.1) Paraound A23 + LS50 : I thought this was good combo but easily bettered by the next 2 amps I bought.2) Second best was Peachtree Nova 150 + LS50. Lot of details, not ... 
Luxman m-900u owners - quick question
There is a lot of discussion on the Luxman m900u on this thread.https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/my-long-list-of-amplifiers-and-my-personal-review-of-each 
Auditioned Magico A3 - VERY DARK...
@alexb76You mention that the A3 could fit anywhere. How about a very small room such as 13 x 12? 
Integrated Amp to match with Magico A3
Give the Hegel a try, If Magico is demoing the A3 with Hegel and talking about the Hegel in multiple audio web sites it makes sense to have your ears on the Hegel/A3 combo. Though I would wait until Sept 2018 for the Hegel H590. 
Monitor Audio PL200II
I got a response from a dealer that respresents Monitor Audio in Los Angeles. Unfortunately they do not have a show room but can order them. They responded to my question about room size with the following:"The ideal room volume for these speakers...