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No love for Legacy Audio
Aeris is phenomenal sounding, IF you can properly run the online setup, which can be tricky.  
Warning for Revel lovers
@artemus_5 If your Samsung has the ice maker in the refrigerator section, I may have a solution for you.  We have a french door Samsung refrigerator with the ice maker in the upper left side.  It would stop working every so often.  Upon investigat... 
First foray into Class A amp -- recommendations
  I ended up buying a Krell FPB 400cx and the sound has been great.  I have had it plugged into a regular 15 amp outlet and I'm about to have a couple of dedicated 20 amp lines run, just to make sure it has enough "juice".  
Sonus faber choices - help me decide
Before buying the Anthem STR integrated amp, you should know that Anthem also makes the STR preamp, which has a more sophisticated ability to independently integrate not only one, but two subs with ARC correction and also use them when you are doi... 
Need help choosing Sonus Faber Sonetto V or VIII, what amp?
No, I don't think the VIII would require any different amp than the V, as the sensitivity of those speakers is about the same for both of them.  
Need help choosing Sonus Faber Sonetto V or VIII, what amp?
If not using a sub, I would go with the Sonetto VIII.  SF doesn't rate bass extension that much deeper with the VIII than the V, but I would want that extra woofer without a sub being in use.  I heard the VIII and they should be better able to fil... 
Sound System on $10K Budget
OP, you could do something like the new Sonus Faber Lumina V tower speakers($2800) along with a nice used Anthem STR Integrated amplifier @200 wpc($3200 now on us audiomart). The STR has home theater bypass in case you later want to incorporate a ... 
speaker choice for new 20x30 audio room
I’d agree that if you can get into a decent sized Sonus Faber, they might be great for your listening preferences. The Sonetto VIII are pretty impressive. A nice used set of Olympica III would be even better. With the size of your room, I suspec... 
speaker choice for new 20x30 audio room
Actually, I just saw an ad for a used set of Kanta 3 for just over $10k.  As that room is huge, a bigger speaker might be better, particularly if you will not be using subwoofers.  
speaker choice for new 20x30 audio room
There are a myriad of options, but some options are Focal Kanta 2, Revel F228Be, Dynaudio Contour 60.  
Sonus Faber Lumina V impressions? and which amp?
Yeah, I'm afraid SF made the Lumina V TOO good and they will be tempted to raise the price.  Otherwise, it may cannibalize too much of their Sonetto sales.  
Sonus Faber Lumina V impressions? and which amp?
Yes, I recently heard a direct comparison at a dealer between the Lumina V and the Sonetto VIII. This demo was in the same room and same system.  They were being driven by a 350 wpc MICHI integrated amp.  After playing a number of different genres... 
Stand mount to floor stand.
Well, the Cremona M is a pretty good sized floor standing speaker, so that is a whole different approach.  The Cremona M received quite positive reviews and is said to be an improvement over the original Cremona.  As to whether it is an "upward mo... 
Looking for thoughts on Sonus Faber speakers
I was able to hear the Sonetto VIII the other day and they seem to me like they do exactly what you are talking about.  The vocals are so nice.   
What do audiophiles do in their cars?
My wife's 2012 Hyundai Genesis has a Lexicon system that is pretty kick-ass, of course except for the bass you get from big subs, which she doesn't care about.  My 2016 Buick Enclave's system is pretty pedestrian in comparison.  I do play Amazon M...