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Totally agree with @millercarbon ! Everything he said on the impact of cables in the system. I also second the Synergistic Research stuff. It works! 
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ISOTEK - Full System Enhancer CD
Get the Ayre CD instead. Same concept but more effective  
2000-2500 USD budget for an integrated amplifier. Do amplifiers sound the same? :)
Ethan Winer is in the business to sell acoustic panels. Of course he would say "nothing matters, spend your money on acoustic panels".  
Buying advice: McIntosh vs SimAudio for Integrated Amplifier/DAC.
Keep the DAC separate. Buy a Luxman L-509x Integrated Amp. 
Hacking a Luxman Integrated
Interesting! Thanks @erik_squires  !I have the Luxman L-509x.So, the "separate" function would be used if I would want to drive the Amp function of my Luxman via the preamp section of my DAC? Then, would I need to connect my sub to my DAC RCAs out... 
Where to rent 4K DVD's?
You are welcome @galleybob 
How good is MSB Discrete Dac?
Just on Base price, the Premier is double in price of the Discrete. So better sound significantly better than the Discrete. Let alone the clock upgrade, and the power base, that can bring the price to a nice Mercedes car.Also, double in price is l... 
Positive experience with Ayre
Wait until you get the QX-5 Twenty. If you like Codex, you will be blown away by the QX-5!And Gary @ Ayre is a class act guy! 
How good is MSB Discrete Dac?
It totally smokes / blows Bricasti out of the water! I guarantee you that.  
Denafrips Terminator vs other dacs
I have the dual Discrete Power supplies. It comes with one, included in base price. I paid $1,450 for the second. Well worth it.Have only heard DAVE at local headphones meet ups. Never owned one. I know it needs the M-Scaler to really shine. Two f... 
How good is MSB Discrete Dac?
Add one module, either Renderer (Ethernet streaming) at $1,950, ProUSB module with Converter Dongle (also $1,950 for the set that includes the fiber cable), and with the optional second PS you are looking at $13,400. Not cheap, but well worth it.I... 
How good is MSB Discrete Dac?
Email Vince from MSB: [email protected] have a mobile demo service, and may be able to let you borrow one for in-home audition 
Denafrips Terminator vs other dacs
Oh, and as an owner of the Holo Spring KTE Level 3, which is also r2r tech like Denafpris and MSB, I can tell you that Ayre QX-5 Twenty was much better. So, it's not just matter of technology. It is more a matter of implementation of the technology