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Karan KA 270 Power Amp
in case anyone in the future comes looking for reviews on the Karan KA-S 270 (of which there are very few in English) then i would recommend the link below and use google translate to convert to English - i know! 
Recommendations for a £2k / $2.5k digital only system please
Thanks MZ. Appreciated.  
Qobuzz - Spotify
A pre-owned Auralic Aries Femto with Linear Power Supply. Does everything you need and and has an excellent third party music app. 
Worth of current system
MRSP £40,000PAID £15,000 
Sound quality issues streaming from Tidal vs CD
1. no2. yes and a G1 is also a good option.3. a better USB would help and also consider AES/EBU.4. noThe issue you have is electronic noise getting into audio signal via the streamer. Good luck!  
New DAC vs Streamer/DAC
see if you can find a pre owned Auralic Aries with LPS or look at Auralic Mini.taking the mac book out of the chain is a good move. 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
i use the Sunyata Hydra conditioner on my power amp (as someone mentioned above, a passive conditioner does not restrict the power supply) and the streamer (which has a linear power supply -  but i think that dumps noise back into the wall). The h... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Cedar. I have a dedicated feed from my CU and thought my power was pretty clean as well until i found a conditioner that worked. Over bright/thin sound is the predominant character of noisy power. re the Tripp Lite Isobar, it’s quite common to sta... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Spotify has digital EQ in settings/playbackEQ for Tidal is via Roon integration  
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
i should have added that you also need some aftermarket power cables to get the best from the power conditioner. Nothing expensive, just shielded and with lower awg than the the stock cords and plugged straight into the wall. 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
I think this is a really interesting problem and one which I have also experienced in the past.What you have are some highly revealing speakers and a sub which are highlighting problems in the audio signal, upstream. You don’t need to spend very m... 
Digital Room Correction For Speakers
i have owned and used DIRAC mini dap and DEQX HDP-4the DIRAC was easy to use and pretty good results by I expect you could achieve  very similar results with the Roon EQ and using your ears.DEQX speaker correction was a clear win however you need ... 
Speaker With Least Room Interaction
Kii Audio 
I want to be moved and have the music touch my soul!
tube preamp.  
Relaxed, musical DAC around 2k used?
+1 for buying a tube DACi recently bought an pre owned Ayon Stratos (£4.5k) and it does exactly what you are looking for. I have also heard the Ayon Stealth and it is very close to Stratos, for slightly lower price.I couldnt afford a Lampizator!