ferrox

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One DAC/integrated you could be happy with forever?
Lampizator Pacific for me. :) 
Speakers under $5000 maintained a reputation for quality sound over the last 15 years.
Audiokinesis..check this brand out.. 
Looking For 90% of the performane of the super expensive cables for much less money
Here is a small company in Bali, Indonesia..check it out.. Vermouth audio..they make excellent cables and received many positive feedback so far..and most importantly..their price is reasonable..you don't have to sell your kidneys to own it. 
My experience after lost of 20k$
I have Forsell Air Reference CDT, Aqua La Diva transport, Auralic Aries, Lampizator Pacific..I should say, the PC audio should be my next step..Auralic Aries is doing a great job for its so affordable selling price. If your water is salty, doesn't... 
If you still spin CD's their is a reference level Transport for reasonable money
Try to look for Forsell Air Reference CDT. It will satisfy your CD spinning fun.. 
The big DAC decision
Moving from PS Audio Directstream DAC to Lampizator Golden Gate Balanced, I think you should at least audition any Lampi DAC. They sound amazing. :) 
Best Rocking Speakers 15K and Under
I use Audiokinesis JM2.0 + Space Generator and never look back..They're just amazing. You can select 8 Ohms or 12 Ohms. Throw any music to them, they will amaze you and the price is so unbelievable.. 
How much do I need to spend to get a preamp that sounds better than no preamp?
Atma-sphere MP-3 might be another good alternative. :) 
What are your top 3 favorite DAC or DAC/Streamer devices?
Moving from PS Audio Directstream to Lampizator Golden Gate..I never look back. Right now the weakest link might be the Auralic Aries. 
Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
I used to own Ensemble Elysia in the past..it was an amazing mini monitor with passive radiator at the back. The stand was made like outer space shape. I sold it a couple of years ago because I started my own business. Later after the business was... 
New dac
Previously, I owned PS Audio Directstream..I should say, it was a very nice DAC for the price. I love it when they keep updating the firmware and each time, it gave me different sound flavor.Later I sold it and replaced it with Lampizator Golden G... 
Brands that have the least depreciation
I believe, it depends on the market value of each country. In here, ARC, Wilson, Jadis, in other country, depends on the market demand.  
A lot of hype about PS Audio, deservedly so ?
I also owned a Directstream DAC two years ago..amazing support and very good sounding DAC for the price. I sold it to a friend when upgrading my gears. He is still enjoying that DAC until now.  
Buyer wants copy of passport?
Same experience here. Someone saw my ads on markt de and requested me to send the picture of serial number, the next day, the picture of the product in close up, the next day again, the video of the equipment when playing and finally, my picture w... 
Which server / renderer to buy?
I have been using Auralic Aries..I think for that amount of money, they're a killer. If you have bigger budget, go for Auralic Aries G2 instead.