Responses from tdimler

Persona 3f vs B&W 802D2s
I'll second that....the Personas did sound great at RMAF.  The bass in particular was just outstanding.  They did have room correction employed thought so that is something to consider. 
Solid state DAC under 12K retail preferably with ethernet
Bricasti, Berkley, Aeris....all good choices plus they have the benefit of really superior volume control if you need it.  The Mytek Manhattan II which was mentioned is also a good option...I have the Manhattan I and it is great.Among all, Bricast... 
laurier...Given the gleaming stack of Rowland gear you already have including the PSU, I would get the Aeris and never look back....then get a separate streamer.  If you don't want a CD ripper/hard drive etc on the could look at som... 
Switching to solid state amp?
Pass/First Watt are a good place to start and Gryphon would be another option.  D'Agostino even better....does everything right.  A used S200 might be a little over your budget but worth stretching for.  I'm surprised Ayre has been mentioned as cl... 
Power Cords
Curious why you can't talk about the new AQ cords.....aren't they available on the market currnetly?  There were loads of them in use at RMAF.  Also, what Shunyata cords did you try? 
Dedicated Outlets - The Latest Recommendations
I went through the same gyrations recently.  Here are a couple things to consider:Use a panel that has a copper bus bar.  The only commercially available panel I found that fits the bill is a Square-D QO series panel.  The QO panels are more for c... 
Magico S5 vs KEF Blade 2 vs TAD Evo One vs YG Kipod II Sig w/pwr bass
One thing to consider....I think running the Bricasti directly into your 350.5 is going to be superior to the level of pre-amp you are looking at.  Bricasti volume control is very, very good.  Consider putting your pre-amp money on the speakers fo... 
Power Amp Suggestions
402E or ML 532 are both no-brainers IMO.  532 is an impressive piece to see in person. 
Your favourite 2017 album.?
Colter Wall- "Colter Wall"Most interesting voice I think I've ever heard and a genuine folk singer. 
Magico S5 Speaker - owners - heard them!
No doubt the 350.5 will be a great match with Magico.  Regarding the Bricasti, I doubt you'll need a dedicated pre-amp.  The volume control is so good in the M1.... at that level a pre-amp becomes more of a toy than a game changer. 
$100,000 line stage
This one has been erroneously reported as $100K when it is actually $137,280 USD according to the link.  You are getting closer to $200K all the time!  Meanwhile the chassis looks like something you would pick up at a garage sale. 
Not Enough Options for Auditioning Speakers
"You should not expect much from a $10,000 pair of speakers and that they will be a modest level of performance"  First off, be sure to ignore this nugget of BS!  There are splendid loudspeakers available for $5K retail.That said, I'd take a hard ... 
What Is The Cost Of Amplifier Casework?
You simply have to put your hands on a D'Agostino or Rowland piece to understand the level of quality in their casework.  Rowland amps even have highly precise machined parts inside that most people never see.  That both manufactures have signific... 
Low noise, neutral, high current power cord for wall to power distributor
Shunyata Alpha HC is a great choice but should come in well under your budget.  Also look at Audience AU24 SE...around $1K used.  Superb power cord. 
Revel-Performa3-B112 subwoofer
The B110 and B112 are both excellent, tight subs.  Musical indeed.  Superior quality and great looking.  EQ is a bit quirky but Revel will give you all the support you need over the phone.