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Sabrina X Anyone Add Subwoofer(s)
Here ya go. This can help integrate dual subs, and at only $400 used it’s $600 less than buying new... Here’s Kal’s review just FYI...  
Bel Canto 3.5 mk II
I had the DAC3 VB on demo for a while and it was sublime. I got to compare it to a non VB DAC3, and the VBS makes a huge difference. I don’t think there’s anything today significantly better around $1100 so I’d strongly consider going for it. The ... 
Sabrina X Anyone Add Subwoofer(s)
Smaller subs .. Do you have specific speakers in mind? Well, an easy solution would be a pair of JL Labs smaller subs like the E-Sub E112s that’ll still get you down to an honest 22Hz and cost $4600 for both. There’s also the excellent Rhythmic... 
Sabrina X Anyone Add Subwoofer(s)
Wilson uses their subs with the Alexandrias, so what does that tell you?  My advice, get two smaller subs — you’ll get much better performance.    
Another person going digital and full of questions
I don't want to rip my CDs or play any stored music files. Why?  Your budget could get you an Innuos Zenith Mk3 streamer/server that has its own built-in disc drive so you can just feed your CDs into it and it does everything else.  Then, in ad... 
Best XLRs under $500 a pair
What sound characteristics are you looking for?  
Audiophile Speakers for Rock, HipHop and Techno
I goofed by recommending the ATC SCM19 — the SCM40 v2 is in your price range and will add much deeper bass and even better dynamics.  Just do it — you’ll be absolutely blown away.  
Upgrade Speaker Suggestions from Nautilus B&W 804S
Take a look at Joseph Audio.  IME they do everything better than B&W — no contest.  Also, you really should really consider getting a proper stereo preamp — that preamp section of your AVR is doing your system’s performance no favors.  Best of... 
Audiophile Speakers for Rock, HipHop and Techno
It seems like ATC and Sonus Faber may have very similar traits...since they both dedicate everything to a fantastic mid range. Nope.  Not even close.  The ATC mids are insanely overbuilt a produce more raw power than any other midrange drivers ... 
Audiophile Speakers for Rock, HipHop and Techno
Big +1 for ATC.  They’ll knock you on your ass.  
SVS sub owners, Past and Present
With the purchase of a brand new pair of subs,my small listening room will have 4 subs. Nice,even smooth bass. Goodonya!  With four subs I think a pair of SB1000s will be all you need and will save you $$$.  I bet it’s gonna sound awesome, and ... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
Ranking lists are pretty useless as it comes down to what sound characteristics you like, not someone else’s list according to their own preferences that could well be different from yours.   That said, given what your looking for take a look at ... 
HDMI cable for I2S
Thanks guys!  You answered my question.  Interesting and most helpful.   
Balanced Line Stage Tube Preamps
What preamp are you using now, and what sound characteristics/improvements are you looking for?  
Is an unbalanced preamp a bad thing?
+1 @riley804 There might be marginal improvement using balanced connections if both amp and pre are fully balanced, but I don’t think it’s worth pursuing if you like what you’re hearing now.