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Folk/Rock choices that are well recorded
Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 & 2 Paul Westerberg - Folker... Stereo... Mono Wilco - A.M. Rosanne Cash - The List Ray LaMontagne - Trouble  
Fleetwood Sound Company
@riaa_award_collectors_on_facebook that's looking better... just need a grill to cover up that orange and grey driver!  
Fleetwood Sound Company
@grislybutter are you referring to the Cube Audio Nenuphar, the Fleetwood Deville, or both?   I find them both unusual, particularly the Nenuphar, as I prefer wood finishes and grills in most cases.  I think I could live with the looks of the Flee... 
Joseph Audio Perspective2 vs Harbeth SHL5+
Comparing Persperctive2's to Harbeth SHL5's is is probably not a fair fight (like taking a knife to a gun fight).  I'd be interested to hear how the Perspective2 compares to Harbeth 40.2 / 40.3's.  Having owned 40.1's for about 8 years and now ow... 
Bricasti M1SE, Weiss 501 or 502 should be in the mix as well.  @verdantaudio has an extensive post covering popular DAC's in this price range.  
Review: The Audiogon Discussion Forum itself 😉
+1 @mapman   
Review: The Audiogon Discussion Forum itself 😉
I do NOT miss MC.  People that behave poorly (like MC) and have to be the center of attention make the forum significantly less enjoyable in my experience.    
Speakers known for great midrange.
I own Harbeth 40.2 Anni’s and owned three pairs of Harbeth’s previously... zero quality issues. Had tweeters fail with Dynaudio Confidence 2’s and 4’s and I don’t drive my speakers hard.  
Luxman integrated for Harbeth Compact 7's
@Ryder It's been a while since I owned the DA-06, but I don't recall it as being overly warm and it definitely does not lack detail.  It is well built as you would expect from Luxman.   If I didn't need a DAC with built in volume control (direct c... 
Hey - What Happened to the Beware of Viking Acoustics Thread
@facten +1 @vortrex I think your last post is an excellent solution.  
Hey - What Happened to the Beware of Viking Acoustics Thread
@nonoise Well played!  
Warm Tube Amp(s) to Tame Hyper-Accurate Speakers?
I had a similar experience to the OP breaking in a pair of Harbeth 40.2 Anni's.  I solved the problem by positioning GIK 244 free standing panels parallel to the side and in front of each speaker, which addressed the first side reflection points. ... 
Tannoy Everyone?! with Leben CS600 or Pass XA25/30.5?
@pehare I'm interested to hear your observations after the amp is broken in.  
To Roon or not to Roon?
I switched to Roon about a month ago and have been totally delighted.  I went with a Roon Nucleus paired with an IFi Zen Streamer as the Roon endpoint... all for less than $2K.  
Looking for a change.
The Rotel is likely a lateral move.  I would take advantage of demoing gear from your dealer friend.  Personally, I'd be looking at tube gear options.