Responses from mdiaz

Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
I would seriously consider the PS AUDIO FR5. They have gotten excellent reviews.  
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
For those familiar with Sonus Faber
I had a pair of the original Extrema's and they were MAGNIFICENT!!!  
Worst Speakers Ever??
Just have one word.... BOSE  
Advice needed: It's time for a new DAC
I highly recommend the PS AUDIO Directstream DAC MkII. You can hear Beautiful music through it.. Enough said...  
Class D amplifiers. What's the future look like?
I am using a pair of PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblocks, which are Class D, and that replaced a much more expensive A/B amp. The sound they are giving me  from my Magnepan 1.7i’s is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been into high end audio for 30 year... 
Thanks to Paul McGowan
I had a PS Audio BHK 250 and did not like the way it performed with my Magnepan 1.7i speakers. I traded it in for the M1200's. WOW, what a difference! These amplifiers are amazing and they make my Maggies sing! Highly recommended!!!  
PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
Zero hum on my MkII...  
What speakers have you mistakenly let go and then later repurchased?
Merlin Music Systems VSM...  
Class D Amplification Announcement
I was not a believer in Class D amps and decided to take a chance on PS Audio's Stellar M1200 monoblocks. They make my Magnepan 1.7i's SING!!! Amazing amps at a reasonble price. 1200 watts into 4 ohms....  
Class D Integrated Amplifier Recommendations.
Even though they are $1500 above your $5K limit you should seriously consider the PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblocks. ($6500 for the pair) They have amazing power and the sound they put out is incredible. They make my Magnepan MG 1.7i's sing!!  
Sonus Faber surprise
I had a pair of Extremas many years ago and I should have never gotten rid of them. I still miss them...  
Help, which preamp to buy from my shortlist?
Even though its not on your list, I recomend you seriously look at the PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier. Provides a lot of features and great sound.  
For SACD fans only
I highly recommend the PS Audio Perfectwave SACD transport. I dont think there is anything out there that can beat it at its price. 
What speaker has the best tweeter?
I once owned Sonus Faber Extremas that had the Dynaudio Esotar tweeter that is absolutely incredible. I now have a pair of Merlin VSM speakers that also have this tweeter. They are top of the line tweeters.