Responses from bobji

Are you on or off? What say you?
Still reaching for that brass ring.  
upgrade path from my current speakers? (Dynaudio Special Forty)
Revival Audio Atalante 5 Although I really like my Buchardt S400 MKII, they have usurped by the Atalante 3s for sure. If I had room for the 5s . . .    
Full range stand mounted speakers
Revival Audio Atalante 5    
Mental and auditory acuity, and aging
Getting old is not the problem, being old is.  
Speaker cable recommendations
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/963125-REG/canare_ca4s112b2b10_haveflex_4s11_speaker_cable.html Same cable Benchmark sells.  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
Holo Audio Spring 3  
What new gear have you just bought?
Revival Audio Atalante 3 speakers Luxman DA-250 Dac (used) Cardas XLR and RCA interconnects Pangea Vulcan wall mount TT shelf  
Transients hurting my ears on hifi solid state amps
Benchmark AHB2 Pushing the budget but just lovely.    Denafrips Hyperion I'll be ordering soon.  
The thing about objectivists is...
A thing’s reality (objective) is not the same as its description (subjective). The Tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao  
Speakers need to be placed close to back wall. Help
I second the ATCs. Have a scm7 v3. If thinking of Buchardt check out the their i150 amp. Has dsp. The auto Room EQ is actually a room modes correction. Simple to do. Has sub out. Crossover and many easy to use controls. Sounds great. The app work... 
Looking for a preamp with XLR connections
The Freya S got an excellent review at ASR. The no tube model. Cost less, too. The first one reviewed had a defective board.    
BiAmp Focal Kanta 2 speakers with 1 set of posts.
An  EVO 400 monoblock pair with a Evo 400 pre in front driving Kanta 2s. Hell yeah! That would be most beautiful in sight and sound. Forget the biamp thing. Focal engineers know what they are doing. Power them up, individually, as is. PrimaLuna... 
Suggest your most desired MSRP $1,500-$3,000 Stand Mount for a Shootout.
Revel M106. Why? Harman's research and reputation. I bounce between the M105 and ATC scm7 v.3 here in my system. Do you have anything with Purifi drivers in the lineup? Where is this being held?    
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Crossing The Liquid Mirror - Mystic Diversions French Kiwi Juice - FKJ Days of Twang - De-Phazz Cantoma - Cantoma Simple Things - Zero 7 Illumined Blues - Steve Gold I swear I saw Shocking Blue at the Palm Beach Pop Festival 1969, but can’t ... 
Why Are People So Concerned About How Others Spend Their Money?
Live and let live. Dutch proverb (Leuen ende laeten leuen )