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Recommendations for a £2k / $2.5k digital only system please
Sounds good, for sure go with SVS over REL, they have no deep bass until you get to their flagship. 
BookShelf or Floor Standing Speakers
Generally speaking    Bookshelves give better bang for buck (most $1000 bookshelves sound better in their frequency range than towers) which makes sense, especially factoring in shipping.  Towers have more bass, varies from a little to a lot.  Tow... 
Buy a $40,000 used DAC for $4,000 or a new one for the same amount?
@mcmanus   If talking cream of the crop for their time, then the older gear (unless they look ugly). 
amp to buy?
Diminishing returns set in much faster with a DAC than a power amp. Some speakers are very difficult loads, and need an amp capable of a lot of wattage even down to low impedances, whereas what speakers you have is of no importance to the DAC used... 
AVR with Room Correction for Zone B / Output 2?
Doesn’t exist. 
Buy a $40,000 used DAC for $4,000 or a new one for the same amount?
100% new    10 years ago high end DAC chips were barely meeting CD specs (96dB of free distortion), nowadays they are at 120dB or better.    Since distortion gets compounded, the distortion from the DAC gets increased when paired with the preamp, ... 
Where are the subs?
Using the long port, KEF states it can get to 30Hz in-room at -6dB, so not much of a surprise. However, audio <40Hz that needs real power is best handled by a subwoofer. Despite the specs. I highly doubt your 10” sealed subwoofer can get to 2... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@geoffkait Sighted listening tests are useless data unless combined with double-blind, quick-switching, and level-matched, as a way to demonstrate bias. @pokey77 An answer to OP was pretty much given by others (who believe in differences), in t... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@pokey77   well, seems this has turned into the devolving topic of "prove it works to me". Well, the only way it can be proved to anyone is to listen with your own ears. A few have suggested that in a polite manner. That’s not proof though, that’s... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@cleeds As I’ve continually asked, what contradicting data, other than testimonial? Testimonials are subjective, so I would like quick-switching and double-bling testing of such digital cables if one suggests the objective data (measurements) ar... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@cleeds Why would I need to do such testing when measurements can be done? Listening tests for audibility thresholds are one thing, but as the data hasn’t shown the differences to be anywhere near audibility thresholds, it would be mostly a worth... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@cleeds So, you are unable to explain how a digital cable can sound different? I assume you are thus stating your stance is not faith-based? How can you state your stance is factual, with just experience/testimonial, did the people who believed t... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@cleeds So, I have to hear it to believe it? No explanations as to how? @almarg Thanks for the detailed response. This assumes that the reclocking circuitry performs in a theoretically ideal manner. Meaning that it reduces jitter to zero, or at... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@folkfreak We have differing definitions then. What you described I would mostly file under imaging. I define soundstage as the width/height/depth of the sound, and everything that happens within that in regards to the size and placement of voice... 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
@folkfreak you have to believe that superior clocking can improve the performance of a digital system I do believe it needs to be of sufficient quality to avoid audible jitter. can improve soundstaging and definition “Definition” is a non-descri...