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Television technology - where are we?
Too bad Panasonic doesn't sell consumer TV's in the US -  they make a really nice OLED.  You wouldn't miss your Kuro at all. Sony are also very nice apparently and both buy their OLED panels from LG who also make a nice OLED screen.I find LED scre... 
Harbeth Super HL5 Plus speakers & integrated amp pairing recommendations
I am in awe of how well my LFD NCSE is driving my recently acquired 40.2's - 2nd gen is going for about half of your budget used it seems and the 3rd gen is right in there.Had an LFD LEIII previously and the NCSE was a totally different animal - w... 
How loud do you play music?
No idea how accurate the app is on my phone but I use it all the time to get a rough idea of what the SPL is.  Typically between 70-80 dB with peaks at 85 gives me everything I need and I'm not doing much harm to my hearing either.I have always be... 
Amp for Harbeth P3ESR and Cambridge Audio Azur 851N
LFD and Harbeth is a well known match - if you can live with simply a source selector, mute switch and a volume control you can't go wrong.   
Radio Paradise Free
I read the same thing on another forum and I agree that the FLAC stream sounds very good running on my Bluesound Node 2i->Schitt Yggdrasil.It does sound louder but I'm not sure it's better - they likely use some type of broadcast gain matching ... 
Digital cable comparison: Black Cat Silverstar 75 MkII vs Analysis Plus Digital Crystal?
Not sure if it helps but I compared my Silverstar 75 to an Analysis Plus Digital Oval a couple weeks back on my Schitt Yggdrasil and I put the Black Cat cable back in right away.  It just simply let more music through and had a much more exciting ... 
Best affordable Surge protector home stereo and my TV?
The Furman PST-8 is solid for A/V purpose and pricing is very reasonable. 
Recommendations for bookshelf speakers
The KEF Q350's are a really fun speaker - I couldn't personally live with the LS50 but the Q350 have really good boogie factor going for them.There are a pair of B&W's that go for a bit more that are also supposed to be really good bookshelves... 
NAD C368 and KEF LS50’s
I've heard this combo and would not recommend it - the new hybrid digital NAD amps don't seem to play well with the LS50.  The now discontinued 50 Watt class AB integrated they made(can't remember the model) was a much better match even though it ... 
Rega P8 with Alpheta 2?
If it helps I'm running an RP10 with an Apheta 2 and they work extremely well together.  I honestly still miss my Lyra Delos which my now ex girlfriend busted the cantilever off of so there are other great options out there but I have no real desi... 
DENON, ONYKO, MARANTZ
I have owned a couple Denon receivers which were nice nothing wrong with them at all but the Anthem MRX300(bottom model) I have wipes the floor with any other receiver I had prior.  Crisp, punchy sound but not harsh - much better in particular at ... 
Bluetooth Speakers
I bought a Riva Turbo X on sale it sounds quite good but it's big and bulky to lug around.  My FoxL always comes along for the ride when I'm travelling and I'm always amazed by the sound that comes out of it versus it's relative size.  The FoxL wi... 
BDP with analog outs
The Yamaha players had analog outs - now discontinued I believe but you could poke around and see if a dealer might have one left. 
NAD D3045 vs NAD C268 for KEF LS50 - which amp for greatest synergy with KEF LS50?
If you're thinking NAD the now discontinued C326bee will drive a pair of LS50'S to good effect.  It would appear on paper that the amp is too lean on power but it drives them nicely.  It's also said to have some extra oomph on the bottom end which... 
Recommendation for DAC under$1k with Luxman integrated and Harbeth 30.1
The Chord 2qute is criminally under priced right now - definite winner and it would mate well with what you have.