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What Horn loaded speaker/ speaker system for $10k'ish and under
I own a pair of University "Dean" speakers from the 1960s. 103 Db @ 1-watt efficiency. Very rare speakers do your research. I think they sound better than K-Horns, with bigger bass and a larger presence. These very LARGE, HEAVY (The 15" bass woofe... 
Horn speakers for vintage sound
I have a pair of vintage University "Dean" horn-loaded speakers from the 1960s. PM if interested. There is a massive 15-inch driver in the "doghouse" that makes wonderful bass. Efficiency is off the chart at 104 db at 1 meter at 1 watt, PM if inte... 
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I am now running just two components. A Vitus R101 Mk II amplifier and a Lumin T2 streamer/DAC to feed the Revel F228Be speakers. Less clutter, less cabling and will challenge most separates.   
Try a sub a third in the back
I took the advise from the REL tech and added my second T/9i on the back wall on the opposite diagonal corner. Dialed in the settings for volume and crossover frequency based on the room dimensions and WOW! Ask for help from REL, they know what th... 
2022 is almost here. Why are you here?
I come to learn.  What I find annoying is that a question asked by the OP is seldom adhered to, rather “hijacked”.  When this happens in 2022 shout out “TANGENT ALERT”, please stay on topic.  
Think ill just go with a lumin
I own the LUMIN T2 and am very pleased with the sound and easy to navigate app on my IPad. This was a noticeable improvement from my previous setup which was a Benchmark DAC3 and Bluenode 2.  I love the convenience of streaming so much that I rar... 
What’s your obstacles on the way of listening
I fixed my room by adding a mini split inverter combo AC/ heating system. Its dead quiet. The room is well treated. Close all doors. Favorite beverage....Feet up. Digital nirvana. Albums are such a pain. Relax and enjoy the peace and solitude espe... 
Speakers The single most critical component
Revel F228Be 90 db efficiency, easy to drive. Stereophile speaker of the year. 10k new but can be found for 7k used.  
Surge protectors and power conditioners - Good idea or bad?
I just had a while house surge protector installed at the main panel after the deep freeze in Texas. I did not notice any degradation in SQ what so ever. I sleep better believing that my Vitus 101 Mk II integrated amplifier and Lumin streamer/ DAC... 
$5k-$6K DACs w Roon?
I am pleased with the SQ from my Lumin T2 combo streamer/DAC.  
How loud are you typically listening?
Depends on what genre of music. Acoustic guitar 65 to 70. Jazz 70ish. Steely Dan 75 to 85. AC/DC 90+. I try to keep it under 80 db on average to avoid hearing loss.  
Your advice needed, speakers to buy $8K to $13K
+1 for Revel F228Be.  
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
My favorite is a pair of horn-loaded 3-way speakers from the 1960s that were my Dads. University "Dean". They are huge and heavy and super-efficient (103 dB at 1 watt at 1 m). I have them at a vacation home and am always blown away by how great th... 
Speakers which always sound good
I am very happy with my Revel F228Be fed with a Vitus R-100 and Lumin T2. 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
My top 10.1. Eva Cassidy2. Patricia Barber3. Tracy Chapman4. Diana Krall 5. Karen Carpenter6. Mary Black7. Stevie Nicks8. Rickie Lee Jones9. Hollie Cole10. Janis IanI copied down all of the names. Lots of future listening exploration ... n = 131.I...