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Music server questions
Salk Steamer.  Let Jim know you need optical. 1695.  It’s fantastic for the money.  Has a hard drive, can be configured to use a keyboard and monitor I believe.  Roon core installed.  I would give Jim a call and talk with him at a minimum.   
Roon Nucleus vs Innuos
Personally I would get a Salk Streamer, use that as your Roon Core, hard drive, and renderer. Then spend the extra money on a DAC you love and spend some money on a good USB cable. I’m typically a bit of a skeptic on cables beyond a certain point.... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Pass XA 200.8s.   
Focal Sopra 2's vs Titron GoldenEar Reference speakers
I find Focal to be bright, and the Tweeter (for better or worse) to be the star of the show.  I just don’t find them to be overly coherent either because I’m so focused on the Tweeter.  The McIntosh Electronics (depending on vintage) may be able t... 
I've never believed much in cables, that said... (USB)
@millercabon and @cleeds,So, I always try to have an open mind.  I do like dealers willing to demo, and typically buy used.  Honestly, I did try my PS3 powercord on my pre-amp and just didn't notice a different (pass xp12).  One my 250.8 - noticed... 
Ohm Walsh Demo
Sure, I dropped you a DM 
Best multi channel amp and processor good for 2 channel listening.
@maguiar So, unless your center, surrounds, and atmos (if you go that way) are hard to drive - the easiest solution is probably a really nice integrated amp, and a surround receiver to do your surround processing, and drive everything but your 2 c... 
Salk speaker sound
I've heard most of the Salk line-up several times.As a note - Jim is great to work with.I've owned the SS 8's.  I would like the SS12's, I almost bought the Encores... and the one I have not heard is the 9.5's which I hope to hear soon.As for an e... 
Best multi channel amp and processor good for 2 channel listening.
If 2 channel is most important to you, and you can only have 2 "boxes"I might consider a nice HT receiver to run everything but your mains and 2 channel listening, and get a killer integrated with at HT loop to drive your mains and 2 channel syste... 
PSB Imagine T3
Have heard both, though not real recently on the Gold's.T3 is a darn fine speaker, great bass response for it's size.  Believe it's built in china, a bit of a bummer and not sure how many people will be tri-amping a speaker that size but if I reca... 
Best integrated/power amplifier under $6000
There is a used Levinson 585 out there now at usam for 6k. Killer DAC built in, I’m currently using the 585 myself (not mine for sale), would be fun to compare yours to it.It’s awesome, 12k MSRP. Doesn’t have a phono section (that’s the 585.5).It’... 
Thoughts on mating ML ESL 11 A's to a butler TDB 2250 hybrid amp
@audiotroy Butler doesn’t have dealers anymore.But that’s beside the point. It’s a good sounding amp in my opinion, especially for the money as they can be found for under $1500 used. But it’s a small company, guitar pedals seem to be the main bus... 
Thoughts on mating ML ESL 11 A's to a butler TDB 2250 hybrid amp
I've owned a couple Butler 2250's over the years, along with a 5150.Very, very nice amp for the money. Small company that I believe only sells direct now.  There used to be a small dealer down in North Carolina that gave decent deals on them.You c... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
There are a number of good SRV recordings. Most of The Sky is crying is well recorded. Life by the Drop in particularEric Clapton - From the Cradle is outstandingGary Clark Jr. - the Bright Lights EP is good and a fun listenA number of the MTV unp... 
New Sony Firmware 04-18-19
Yup and from what I can see, still no Quboz etc... bummer.  Glad they are updating, but man it would be great if they updated to a hi-res service!