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Solo streamer
PS Audio Airlens! Sounds terrific with a Direct stream DAC.  
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
PMC makes very good speakers that sound big but are physically small, be it standount or floor standing. Crazy good bass due to Transmission line loading, front port. Easy to drive and not fussy about placement. The Music Room carries them.   
Thumper’s Mother
@uncledemp +4! And cleeds is correct!  
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Vandersteen Treo. Beautiful build quality and design, very natural without harshness. Haven't heard em, but wonder how PS Audio FR 10's would hold up to your needs. They're on a significant sale right now.  
Hearing aid question
Oh, and go behind the ear, Very unobtrusive and don't require the miniaturization of in the ear units, which have tradeoffs regarding function and reliability.   
Hearing aid question
I'm on my second pair of Oticon top of the line aids. Hearing loss runs in my family. Life changing.  No messing with settings. They adjust to background noise, volume at live music events. Important to note, if you've put off getting them, you wi... 
Need some treble
Hearing aids! Why isn't that the 1st thing to check out?  
Need some treble
Hearing aids! Why isn't that the 1st thing to check out?  
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
My system is much improved running all of it, including ARC Classic 60, through a PS Audio PowerPlant 12. Bass, soundstage, detail all better, no question. And it's all protected from surge.   
Help me pick a Dac
The Music Room is selling factory freshened PS Audio DirectStream Mk I's for $2000 with a factory warranty. I got one and it was in brand new condition and I also bought an Air Lens. The DAC deal has got to be the best deal anywhere near the price!  
Flexible Power Cords
Morrow makes flexible power cords.  
DAC suggestions for a reasonably modest system
The $2000 deal on PS Audio DirectStream Mk. I factory refurbished and with a warranty has got to be the screaming deal in DAC's. I got one and an AirLens and love it. You get this through The Music Room who bought up all the traded in Mk. I's when... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
OMG! I can't forget one of my new fave groups! The Slambovian Circus of Dreams doing A Very Unusual Head!!!! Check them out! They're from the Sleepy Hollow area along the Hudson and are fantastic live. Very original and impossible to categorize.  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
You want obscure? How about Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band, Dare to Be Fat, You Broke My Mood Ring, Boogie Til You Puke. Great live band in the DC area years ago. Also, Tonio K. just about anything off the album Life In the Food Chain but... 
Floor to Bookshelf
You may want to give Fynes a listen. Very good in that price range and easy to drive. Their smaller floorstanders might work and save you the price of stands. Beware of bright speakers in search of resolution, as these might be fatiguing long term...