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Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
Appreciate everyone who has weighed in with helpful feedback.  Here's the list I'm working from, in vague (and temporary) order of favorability given my spec:Legacy Audio CalibreFritz Carerra BeTekton Impact <= outsized price/performance ratio... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
...fullrange or will they be highpassed?mtc: thanks for the reply.  Standmounts will be full-range and I'm looking for a larger-box-monitor format.Legacy Calibre has joined the short-list. 
Amazon Launches Lossless "Hi-rez" HD Music Service
Historically HDTracks is no ’true-resolution’ saint either, tho’ fishyness at their scale is/was small ... fry? compared to what A-zon is capable of. And they seem to have cleaned up their act several years ago, after some ’high-profile’ exposure ... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
As a Nola Boxer v1 owner I suppose I should add the 'new' Nola Boxer S3 to the short list.  At $3500 and with what looks like incremental rather than dramatic upgrades over the v1, I do wonder if they'd be much different.  Anyone heard them?http:/... 
Amazon Launches Lossless "Hi-rez" HD Music Service
In a lazy and totally non-scientific comparison across a couple of my 2nd-tier hifi systems:Amazon Music "HD" and "Ultra HD" quality levels seem comparable to similar-res audio from Tidal and Qobuz (16-bit/44khz and 24-bit/48kHz). I didn’t compare... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
Thanks again for all the helpful replies - some outliers aside this is a great group of insightful, conscientious people. A few notes on my spec:- bigger-box is ok (see Salk SS 7M). Spouse feng shue constraints are mostly around form/appearance, ... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
b_limo: I noticed that too. I’ve had mixed experience with tmr - the single positive outcome was a purchase where I think I did quite well. I subsequently found that tmr was actually the 1st (and only) owner of the component. I think I got lucky. ... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
jmolsberg 09-09-2019 5:42pm EST  ^ believe OP said he had curious cats jm is right: floor-standers are out, mostly due to maladjusted cat members of family.  There's also some feng shue pressure from spouse.Separately there seems to be the occa... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
2le: that’s +3 for Fritz. Are you an owner? Studying Carerra 7 Be now - very attractive build, spec and reviews. Dude has been designing & building speakers since 1973! I like the assured yet modest voice that comes through in all the descript... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
b_limo: yes vox populis is persuasive (+3 for Dynaudio, +2 for Pulsars). Thanks for pointing to the simple truth in the numbers.tweak: ah yes, thanks, will check Emerald Physics. It was a supporter (and dealer) of theirs who put me onto Syzygy sub... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
duke - thanks for the thoughtful reply. Just me in my seat, mostly on-axis, with ears about 7-8 feet from front plane of standmounts. On occasion I do jump up and dance/throw-body-about regardless of anyone watching ; ) 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
drhelzer - thank you, Focal wasn't on my radar. Sopra #1 stretches my budget but will look into.b_limo - yes my head is spinning. Joseph Audio Pulsars are on my short list. Your Nola affinity persuades - I'll add Dynaudio Special 40. I guess I... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
atl4love: thanks for the guidance, esp. as fellow Nola fan. I'm listening to the v1 Boxers right now and reminded of the surprising delight, detail and honesty in these small-ish but brilliant boxes.jwh2 you speaking my dialect (Micromega et fran... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
...have a look at the Rosso Fiorentino...thanks jm, will check those out for sure.  are you current/former Boxer owner?I’m about to list my Selah Tempestas.db: attractive - in part because they're 3-way (like the Salk SS 7M).  Will look.new Dynaud... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
you will not be satisfied unless the speakers are tuned to your ears. $5k is too much for standmounts. You wont even get fullrange soundkenjit: I’ve been reasonably ’satisfied’ with untuned Nola Boxer 2-ways paired with two ’room-corrected’ Syzygy...