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Is Mark Levinson still considered up there with the best of the best?
I had no534 for a few years. Sounded great until I tried a similar type amp that was much less expensive and easily sounded better. This was with Focal Scala evo speakers   
PS Audio FR-30 Speaker...
On the products that were out at the time PS Audio did not change the price when the dealers were let go.   
High Quality dac with network streamer saves $1,000s
I have the Bel Canto E1x with integrated streamer and love the sound. I also use the Ether regen. Much better then USB.  
What process did you use to integrate multiple subwoofers for 2 channel listening?
I used REW for 4 subs. First I setup the front 2 by themselves and then the back two separate to make sure volume, frequency response was similar and then all four together.    
I had a few drinks and bought some speakers, I've now sobered up
Are you using the 4 ohm taps on the PL. The Sopras are much harder to drive then the 1028. I had 1038s with PrimaLuna and when I went with the Sopra 3 I ended up selling for a high current solid state amp.  
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
I had the directstream SR with the optional bridge but used the i2s as the bridge wasn't very good.  The m3 I had at the same time did not have the network card. I used the USB on it as it doesn't have i2s. I did not like the m3 but really liked t... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
I liked the ps audio better then the m3. I didn't like the midrange of the m3 in my system. I was using the i2s on the ps audio  as you are right the ps audio network Bridge is not that good. I have since replaced my ps audio though.  
Bricasti M3 vs. Holo Audio May vs. PS Audio DS
I had the PS audio and M3 at the same time. I liked the PS audio better. I also had the M21 and it was the best but a lot more money. I went with The Bel Canto E1x that I like better then the PS and the M3.  
Blade 2, Sopra 2 or 3 or Scala Evo?
I also have Scala EVO and love them. Just curious what quiet network switch did you get that made a big difference?Thank you 
Roon ready streamer and DAC convo
I use the Bel Canto E1X dac streamer with digital and even analog inputs. Works great with Roon. Replaced a PS Audio directstream with bridge.  
Review of most used streaming apps (HEOS, BluOS, Naim, LDS, Linn)
Biggest problem for me and Heos is it doesn't support Qobuz. Not sure why they can't come too an agreementI like the BluOS. Also on android I use mconnectlite app.  
Upgrading power cable to AQ Niagara 5000?
I have a 5000 and used a Thunder cable for a long time. I recently switched it out with a Hurricane and there is definitely an improvement 
Trying Bel Canto E1X dac
I really like it and ended up selling the Directstream.Both are good but I like the detail and the bigger soundstage of the Bel Canto. Before that I compared the Bircasti M3 to the Directstream and didnt like the M3 as much. The midrange bothered ... 
Focal Sopra 2 vs Sopra 3?
I went from Electra 1038 to Sopra 3. I would say going to the 2 would be a big upgrade. The Sopra is much smoother and more detailed then the Electra. More natural less hi fi sound. The 1038 may go lower then the Sopra 2 depending on room but the ... 
Thoughts on these speaker brands and models
I have the scala Evo and love them but haven't compared them to the others on your list.