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Recommendations for speakers that sound great at lower volume levels.
You may be right about subs, but my Rogers LS3/5a’s do not sound thin at all.  It probably matters which amp is used with them.  Also, I listen nearfield and that must make a difference.  Great speakers! 
What is it you expect to hear from hifi gear that you have not yet?
Magic! 
Pass Labs AMP’s- What is the best Pass Amp Sound for You from past 10 years
The only one I’ve ever owned, an XA30.8.  Love it! 
Best bang for buck integrated amp for $500
You wouldn’t be dissatisfied with the Rega I/O.  Bass is a bit much for me, but most will probably love it. 
Vandersteen Treo CT or Proac D48R
One more vote for Treo CT, though I’m sure the Proacs are comparable.  You just have to choose the one sounding best to you.   
New tube preamp
I’m currently running my xa30.8 with a Backert Rhumba 1.3 pre into Vandersteen Treo CT speakers.  Very happy with the results!  
Request for a recommendation on a small footprint floor standing speaker
Enjoying my JMR Cantabile Jubilee’s.   
Stereo Times review on Audio Note UK DAC 3.1/II just went live
Well, I’m pretty happy with my 2.1x Sig. which I consider the “sweet spot “ of Audio Note DAC’s.  To each his own, 
A decent preamp to complete my setup?
As @Georgehifi suggested, the Freya (used V1) would be an excellent choice for the Nuforce.  I’ve used this combo and have nothing negative to report.  Plus, usable remote! 
Your tube preamp and ss amp thread
Freya V1 into Nuforce STA 200LTA MZ2 into Pass XA30.8Backert Rhumba 1.2 into Belles Aria Monoblocs (soon) 
Rogue Sphinx or Belles Aria???
I have enjoyed my Belles Aria integrated so much that I recently ordered the Aria monoblocs.  I plan to use these with a Backert Rhumba 1.2, and cannot wait to pair these with some LS3/5a's.  I'm hoping this combo has great synergy.  
Samsung flat screen TV’s
Love my Panasonic plasma, and it serves to warm up the room in the cooler weather.  That, and the tube amps keep the room toasty! 
Preamps opinion
Pretty happy with my Backert Rhumba 1.3.   
Are there any speakers for nearfield listening that sound GREAT at low volumes?
My kef ls-50’s sounded good nearfield at moderate volumes, but some Rogers LS3/5a’s are better nearfield at low volumes. 
sonus faber electa amator iii or magico A1 or any other suggestion
Ever consider the Wilson Tunetots?  John Darko just very positively reviewed them.  I’d love to be able to hear all three brands.