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Harbeth 30.1 or 40.1
I have not tried the SHL5's, but they have a similarly impressive sound to the 30.1's / 30.2's, but with a bit less dominant bass, and somewhat brighter highs.  It's very possible that they would be just as pleasing to you, though they don't sound... 
Harbeth 30.1 or 40.1
I have both the 30.1’s and 40.2’s in a room about 20’ x 20’ x 9’. Driving them with a Yggy DAC (one of the best), AR Ref 5SE preamp, and an A21 (to be replaced by a new AR Ref 150SE tomorrow). They’re both superb, very much like a dynamic Quad ESL... 
Why would I need Roon?
@ jaytor "I did not hear a difference between Roon and Manic Moose, but far prefer Roon for all the reasons mentioned above (UI, library integration, multi-zone support, DSP processing)."   OK... that sounds more logical. 
Why would I need Roon?
@barts Like you, I also have the Bryston BDP 3.0 / BDA 3.0 set up - and find the convenience and sound quality amazing - using the Bryston Manic Moose software. And... like you... I do not understand how the BDP software can affect the sound quali... 
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
Night Train - Christian McBrideHarlam Nocturne - Max GreigerIn a Sentimental Mood - Zoot Sims 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
"Intimate" and "organic" defined... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfLzqkoReJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NjXfzGoEdI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ExBUC64c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ohq1of7Y8g https://www.youtube.co... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
If you are after "floorstanders" you will have a difficult time finding anything better than the Legacy Audio Aeris, or the Focus SE / XD. Either would do well in the large room you have (by volume).But... if you want something that sounds very mu... 
DAC upgrade suggestion
The Yggy is amazing - and it gets superb reviews, which rank it with the best available.  But, the Dennafrips Terminator and Audio Mirror Trubadour also get superb reviews.  All these are R2R Dacs, which sound much, much better than other types of... 
Best DAC for around $2,500 or less
As I've noted elsewhere on this forum... I recently obtained a Yggy, which when teamed with the Audio Reseach 5SE preamp, and a A21 / JC-2's driving Linkwitz Orion's, or Harbeth 30.1's - provides exceptional detail resolution, imaging, and hologra... 
plz suggest a tube preamp to match Parasound A21 amp
05-09-2020 8:58pmDon’t know about the AR Ref 2 with Pass amps, but I’m pairing the AR Ref 3 and AR Ref 5SE with Parasound Halo A21 and JC2 monoblocks with incredible results - hard to believe. Just incredible clarity, detail, resolution, imaging... 
Looking for an integrated amp around 4000 to 5000.
Second or third what Chorus recommended.The Hegel H360 or H390 is superb - excellent dynamics, prat, resolution and clarity, as well as bass control.You might also consider the McIntosh MA252 / MA352 (tube hybrid). 
Tube Preamp with Solid State Amp?
Don’t know about the AR Ref 2 with Pass amps, but I’m pairing the AR Ref 3 and AR Ref 5SE with Parasound Halo A21 and JC2 monoblocks with incredible results - hard to believe. Just incredible clarity, detail, resolution, imaging and soundstage w... 
Harbeth 30.1 or legacy calibre
I should add... that... the combination of the Harbeth 30.1’s driven by the Hegel H300 / H360 integrated amp or the McIntosh MA252 integrated amp may be one of the best values in audio, if you pick them all up on Audiogon, or USAudioMart, for used... 
Harbeth 30.1 or legacy calibre
Can’t help you with the Platinum Uno/Duo’s - but, from the YouTube video - they’re pretty impressive - very clear, detailed, extended highs and solid bass. Just a note on the Harbeth 30.1’s... compared to my other speakers. They’re bass is pretty ... 
Pass and ARC
Don’t know about the AR Ref 2 with Pass amps, but I’m pairing the AR Ref 3 and AR Ref 5SE with Parasound Halo A21 and JC2 monoblocks with incredible results - hard to believe. Just incredible clarity, detail, resolution, imaging and soundstage wit...