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Daedalus Audio Apollo Speakers
Great reviews Dodgealum! I too am thrilled with my Apollo 11s, but I couldn't describe so precisely them like you do.  
Unforgiving DAC or add Tube Preamp??
The Border Patrol DAC is the answer for listeners put off by digital harshness. To my ears it comes closer to analog than any others I have heard. You may have the ongoing debate in recent issues of Stereophile magazine. Opinions about Border Patr... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
Bel Canto REF600M monoblocks. I never heard a class D amp I liked until I heard these and they are superior to just about everything on the market, and an absolute bargain at less than $5K. No harshness, no digital edge, no noise, no whitish color... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Daedalus speakers, especially the new Apollo series. 
high-efficiency loudspeakers
Daedalus Audio speakers are very efficient and beautiful to behold too. 
Full-sounding SS amps (besides Pass)
Modwright and Odyssey. 
Ugly vs Gogeous speakers
Daedalus speakers have heirloom quality woodwork. All pieces fitted and joined to perfection. No screws or nails. No mdf either. All solid North American hardwoods with gorgeous details. Plus the sonics are world class.