Responses from gill_benedek

Intg Amps: Hegel 590 vs NAD M33 Masters vs Gryphon Diablo 120
@mjcmt  because (1) the pricing for the Hegel 390 used is not materially different (fortunately for me) for what I could get for a used 590, and I do plan to upgrade speakers in time, likely when we decide to size up our place, and (2) because hed... 
Intg Amps: Hegel 590 vs NAD M33 Masters vs Gryphon Diablo 120
Well, I have to say thank you to all for the lovely discussion.  I ended up going with Hegel 590 at a great deal, and I really wanted to get a sense of the A/B test between playing the same exact music on same equipment and same brand, but swappin... 
Intg Amps: Hegel 590 vs NAD M33 Masters vs Gryphon Diablo 120
Hi All: What a rich response thread!  For those keeping track, here is the top-line: NAD cannot hang with Hegel and The Gryphon.  And I have moved on accordingly. Hegel 590: about 7 votes Gryphon Diablo 120: about 6 votes Negative votes for NAD... 
Recommendations for against the wall high efficiency speakers
@grislybutter - excellent resource in your response. @noodlyarm : Dare I say you live in New York?  Well, I do, and I am in a similar set up in my apartment.  I recommend you give strong consideration to Audio Monitor Silver 500G 7 series (I beli... 
Heist/ crime songs
See link below  Possible songs for a Tarantino heist movie Eileen Rodgers - Treasure of Your Love  Lee Hazelwood - Some Velvet Morning Boogie Joe the Grinder - Quincy Jones The Fly - David Axelrod Money Runner - Quincy Jones          
Candidates for best speakers in the $2000-5000 market
New to the scene, but I auditioned a fair amount of speakers at a slightly lower cap, and end choosing Monitor Audio Silver 500 7G ($3.4k), with Sonus Faber Lumina V as runner up.  I passed on Focal 926 (slightly pricier and a bit lean to my taste... 
Bi-Wire Cables under $350 (Used or New)
Thanks for the recommendation on SVS Zufan, and agreed 2 sets for A/B testing makes sense.