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Open Letter To REL, SVS, Hsu, etc., et al
Hsu does include a CD with test tones for bass with their subs. If you are looking for other CDs to help, Alpine Electronics (the old school car audio folks) produced some great CDs in the 90s with music and test tones. Two to look for are: Disc D... 
Best options for active speakers $4k or below?
+1 on Elac Navis. Both the tower and stantmount sound excellent. 
best used floorstanding speakers under 5k that has small footprint
You might want to check out the Elac Navis towers. I know they are under your budget new. They really are phenomenal and having listen to both speakers I’d take them over the ATCs which are quite good themselves. Plus you can sell your amps and bu... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
RE: Logitech speaker preference.Maybe you like the sound of a small single driver crossoverless speaker? Some Logitech speakers employ a fake tweeter (seriously, Google it) and therefore you might be listening to a single driver speaker. In this c... 
Help: ISO Beginner full setup for excellent sound on $2000 max budget
A system similar to the one @mofojo recommended would be a good option. The Tekton M-Lore is a very high value speaker and quite forgiving. I had a pair years ago. With your budget, I'd still advise against vinyl and tubes. You will be spread too ... 
Help: ISO Beginner full setup for excellent sound on $2000 max budget
You might be better served skipping tubes and vinyl and just going with an all in one solution like the Kef LS50 Wireless. Great looks and sonics. Built in amps tailored to their drivers. No preamp needed or turntable just stream right to the spea... 
Arizona Audio Video Club - Annual Membership Drive
This Wednesday is the big day! 
Forever speakers around $5000
+1 on a new pair of Salk Song3s or a used pair of ATC SCM40s 
Dynaudio Contour 30 vs. Focal Kanta No. 2 speaker
Never heard the Dynaudios but I have heard Kanta 2s powered by a Hegel H190 and H590. They sounded great both times. I also own a pair of Kanta 2s and drive them with a tube pre and class d power amp. My room is lively and they are not harsh but l... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Wow, what a bummer. I had the pleasure of meeting Roger some years back in Davis at a Nor Cal DIY event. He let me use one of his amps to demo a pair of speakers I had designed. Later, we spoke about his amps and some DIY workshops he was putting ... 
Kanta 3 positioning
I have a pair of Kanta 2s in a similar room; along the shorter wall about three feet out. I prefer them with minimal toe in. It's best to experiment with what sounds good to you :) 
Tuk Speakers
Heard them at RMAF this year. They sounded great in comparison to the other Kanto speakers in the room. Very open and clear with pretty good range. They are quite feature rich. Would definitely be my short list for a bedroom system. 
Replacement amp for outlaw rr2160
If you need bass management, the Elac integrated or the new Parasound Classic integrated are two that come to mind. They both are smaller form factors than the Outlaw as well.  
RMAF 2019!
My first time to RMAF. The venue was not really to our liking. Waits for the various restaurants were always 1-1.5hrs. Captive pricing was in full force and I found myself grabbing Ubers to get the heck out of there. Also, the hotel thought it wou... 
DAC Event in Phoenix AZ August 24th
@melm, you are correct in your thinking. It is possible a second place dac could have beat a finalist. It was just the way the bracketing system worked within the time constraints we had. Kind of like March Madness.