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Schumann Resonator
I tried one.  Made no difference whatsoever to the sound. 
Disappointment with Pass Labs - I'm looking for something else
I think that you may find Luxman too warm and lacking that last bit in detail, from what you say about your Pass.  Vitus amps may be good for you, if they are available in your country.  They overcome some of the negatives you describe in the Pass... 
Grounding with a Earth box?
The CAD grounding box range is considered the best in class by many in the industry. Stereophile gave it a 2020 award after a couple of their staff found great results, including the often hard-to-please Michael Fremer:https://www.stereophile.com/... 
Neil Young calls out Tidal
All Neil Young albums are up on Qobuz in Europe.  
A deeper more holographic soundstage.
Source can make a big difference: I was comparing two CD players. Same CD in each. same interconnects with both players played simultaneously- switching line inputs from the remote meant A/B blind testing was easy. The main difference between the ... 
For the Audiophile with a taste for good design(looks)....a question.
I privately study modern (post 1950) product and interior design. Hi-Fi design is of particular interest. To my eyes two Hi-Fi brands are at the pinnacle of design, where form meets function in perfect industrial design.1. Naim ’olive’ series. Thi... 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
I have home auditioned Magico S3 and dealer demoed S1 and A3 and heard the Rockport and Magicos at the Munich shows. The Magico sound is quite clinical sounding, and they all sounded absolutely spell-binding on electronic music. I really did not w... 
An audio rack that really does make a difference.
A couple of people are mentioning Critical Mass footers. You should definitely try before you buy with these as they did nothing for my system and they are very expensive.  
Tekton Electron SE
The root of the lack of trust in some ’reviews’ on forums stems from the way marketing now works on the internet. It is now accepted that most reviews for many products on Amazon are not genuine. Trip Advisor is similarly affected. The British Con... 
Music streamers
To the OP - The Limetree bridge you are considering I don’t think is USB. I’d consider the two Roon ready (in case one day you might try Roon) commercial Raspberry Pi based models -1, Stack Audio Link II2. Pro-ject Stream Box S2 Ultraor 3. SOtM ul... 
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
In Munich I was surprised how poor the Kii room sounded.  They claimed that with DSP on board they were able to get them sounding room-perfect.  But to my ears it was very dry and analytical.   It did sound more like the studio monitors in the stu... 
As Advised, Starting With Speakers First.
I am sure you are planning this but I would urge no one to buy a pair of speakers, or at least not expensive speakers, without demoing them in the room they are going to be placed in.  Speakers are so room dependent that it is better to find a sma... 
B&W vs. Sonus Faber
Everyone hears differently. @lukaske above says magicos and harbeths are more natural sounding than B&W and SF. I would say completely the opposite. To my ears Harbeth have that British coloured warmth, whilst Magico have a clinical Hi-Fi soun... 
B&W vs. Sonus Faber
I demoed SF top of range floor stander (£22k) and stand mounted top of the range. I own B&W 804d. SF floor stander was demoed with McKintosh amps. SF sounded absolutely fantastic with classical music, completely mesmerising, with great depth o... 
Speakers good for close to wall placement
In Europe we generally have smaller rooms than in the US so many of our European speakers are designed for close-to-wall placement. One of the best higher end for being up against the wall are the B&W 804D floorstanders.  They are medium sensi...