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Upgrade integrated within the $600 - 1k Range
I think the Hegel H90 would be a nice upgrade and offer the characteristics you're looking for.  There's one available used a little above your price target, but I think you can get him down closer to $1100, and frankly it's worth the stretch if y... 
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
@nyaudio98 -- hey, I thought I told you to go away.  You're useless here and not at all credible.  Shoo.  Go play with your little LSA friends.  
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
@rlb61 -- I was referring to the Perspective, not the Pulsar. @prof -- very interesting, er, perspective.  Wonder if maybe now the Perspective 2 is the most linear of the [email protected] -- we get it.  You don't like JA and prefer other speakers.... 
Difference Between DAC Types
Both have advantages but the R2R is more musical with a more relaxed presentation where the chip is more like being in the first five rows and hearing he music. @bigkidz -- I find this very interesting.  Are you saying the R2R had you sitting fur... 
3 great tube preamps. Which would you purchase?
To me, the LTA and Sachs preamps represent something really special sonicwise that far transcends connectivity type.  I honestly don't know which one I'd choose -- probably come down to features and/or price, but hard to see going wrong either way... 
Used 5ch Amp (Classe, Krell, Rotel)
Not sure what's so damn funny here.  @tomcarr -- you can lead a horse to water... 
Sonus Faber Venere S - What amp to choose? I'm at a crossroads!
Since you like the sound you’re getting and are not opposed to adding a sub, I’d definitely go that route. Not only will it bring you to full range, but your whole soundstage will open up and expand and your amp may not have to work as hard depend... 
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
I’m thinking in reworking the crossover Jeff may have shelved down the upper mids/lower treble in the Perspective 2 just a tad as that seems to be one area where the house sound differed between the original Pulsars and Perspectives -- and the Pul... 
DENON, ONYKO, MARANTZ
Anthem is head and shoulders above any AVR you listed.  Here's a nice MRX710 for 600 bucks.  Just jump on it!https://www.ebay.com/itm/143227786526?ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F7... 
Sonus Faber Venere S - What amp to choose? I'm at a crossroads!
Can you be more specific about what improvements you're looking for the amp to provide?  Looks like you're wanting to stay with tubes, or is SS an option? 
Difference Between DAC Types
@bigkidz -- took a look at your DAC after we discussed on a prior thread.  Wow.  Just wow.  
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
Why would ANYONE buy a pair of monitor speakers at this price range rather than a full range speaker costing the same [email protected] -- because "more" isn't always "better."  Go hear the Pulsars before you assess their value based on size alone... 
DENON, ONYKO, MARANTZ
What speakers do you have?  What sound characteristics are most important to you?  What features do you need? 
Difference Between DAC Types
I agree with everything above, especially that making generalizations can be very misleading and are mainly for those who find it easier or more comforting to compatmentalize things rather than having to make the effort to think about and assess e... 
Used 5ch Amp (Classe, Krell, Rotel)
I am interested in a used Audi RS6 or an E53 AMG and some of you are recommending me a honda accord ’sport’ or suggesting I switch to a motorcycle (2ch amp). Common guys seriously !?Hmm, I find that a little condescending and more than a little ig...