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12v linear power supply
Actually, no, its the noise. And i'm not sure what you man by AC noise, the noise is (by definition) AC superimposed on DC and is a product of the way Switching mode power supplies work. ( i wont go into that here, look it up) Yes, I know how s... 
Usb or Optical
Try going to "Advanced" tab in your sound configuration in Control Panel and setting the Default Format to "2 channel, 24 bit, 192000 Hz (Studio Quality)".  Then try playing a youtube video and see if the DAC is receiving 24/192.  Alternatively, y... 
Usb or Optical
Maybe the motherboard is limited to 24/48 on the optical?  No idea.  Have you checked the Sound configuration in Control Panel to see if 96.0 kHz is checked in the "Supported Formats" tab?  
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
There are a few Bryston SP3 processors up for sale among the three main sites.  There's one on audiogon for $4200 that also has the latest 4K HDMI board.  I think that's about as good as you are going to get for a true pass-through processor with ... 
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
I do not have direct experience with either Lyngdorf or McIntosh.  I'm just going off a friend's opinion when he heard the McIntosh pre/pro.  I tried using Dirac room correction once and did not like it at all, so my feelings on room control are ... 
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
Unfortunately the MX 180 is just way too much money, even used.  I'd like to keep it all under $10k I have seen the McIntosh MX-160 go for $8k used.    
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
I worked for Magnolia for a bit and when they had the KEF Blades hooked up to Macs they sounded mushy, compromised, and not performing at the level they were capable of. Are you speaking about McIntosh amps?  If so, then I do agree that McIntos... 
Usb or Optical
The EVGA Nu audio card does NOT have an RCA S/PDIF output. That’s what you really want. EVGA has an optical, but we are trying to avoid that interface because RCA coax will always sound better. For S/PDIF output, the Asus Xonar Essence STX will be... 
Usb or Optical
You could buy a used Asus Xonar Essence STX on ebay for anywhere from $50 to $250.  There's an STX II card for $295 if you want the latest version.  These have an RCA S/PDIF output that is better than the optical on your motherboard.  Drivers are ... 
Usb or Optical
I would invest in a JCAT USB card ($495), though it’s probably more than you want to spend. Alternative, the Matrix Element H USB card ($329) or the SOTM tX-USBexp USB 3.0 card ($350) might be options. That being said, it’s hard to say whether the... 
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
It’s going to be really hard to beat the Krell S1200 because nobody uses discrete analog stages in processors anymore. Everything is op amp based (which can be good, but just doesn’t compare with the discrete Class A analog stages in the Krell). A... 
12v linear power supply
I have not done any testing for linear power supplies on things such as network music servers or network switches, so I cannot comment on if this makes a difference. However, any digital transport will be improved by a linear power supply, regardl... 
I'm not sure what I need
What's your budget?  If money was not an issue, I would probably recommend a used Krell Foundation 4K processor.  It's a 7.1 processor, so it doesn't have all the extra channels and junk for atmos stuff.  But they are in the $4.5k price range. A ... 
Which amp for B&W 805 D3 and HTM2 D3 speakers - Rotel RMB-1555?
The retail on the Onkyo TX-RZ50 is $1400.  Other receivers (Yamaha, Marantz, etc.) are also in the same price range.  You are better off stretching your budget and going for a used Anthem AVM-60 processor in the $1900-2200 range.  Much better powe... 
I need a subwoofer recomendation
What are you basing these assertions on?  I’ve never read any review that says SVS subs sound like this.  Further, I own an SB2000 and would not at all categorize them as “larger-than-life type boomy” sound.  These are my own listening opinions...