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Holo May KTE vs. Lampizator Atlantic 3 TRP vs. Mola Mola Tambaqui
Interesting... I too had the Mola Mola Tambaqui and the Holo May KTE to do an A/B (not the Lampizator though) and my findings were the same. I didn't so much try to pick out the details of the sound more than which sounded more luxurious to my ea... 
What is the Current Guidance on Stereo and AV Configurations
The center channel is the most important speaker in any surround sound setup. Yes you need one, the phantom center is a terrible idea.  
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
They don't sound different they're the exact same file when uncompressed. The flacs used to take and still do, a bit more horsepower to decompress but nowadays any modern day computer will do the job properly.  
PREAMPLIFIER UPGRADE QUESTION
I've had both CJ and Bryston equipment. Both were excellent!   Bryston has exceptional build quality and clarity/transparency of sound, CJ sounds warm). I would prick my preference from these.  As for the suggestion of Boulder, I would pick Bry... 
Aurender Now Roon Ready
Way too late for this news. Already bought a Lumin, and will most likely upgrade to another Lumin in another half decade when the technology makes a difference in sound... Aurrender was way, way, way too slow to implement.  
Measurement Bias
Both are great, lets scientifically measure them and listen to them. You will end up picking a component that works best for you for any number of reasons. Your bias will be there regardless, for the numbers or for the brand, or for the price, or ... 
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
It amazes me to hear all these different opinions here, some of them based on the equipment they have bought. Something I learned a couple of decades back was to make sure your power was as clean as possible to your equipment in the first place. ... 
My end game speaks.
So as a dissenter I would buy (if you don't have a pair already) a pair of subwoofers that go deep (meaning not REL)  and pair them with the Focal's. I would not choose the Magico S7's. The sound with this pairing is immense and with your McItosh ... 
Sagging power plugs in wall outlet, diy
jea48, You basically made what Sonore sells for $80! I have to say, Sonore's solution is ridiculously expensive for a molded piece of plastic. Well done to you!  
You tube hifi influencers. Love them or hate them?
The only one I remotely trust is Tarun, A British Audiophile. All the others I take with a grain of salt.  
Denafrips Terminator 2 bs. ?
It really depends on your ears. For example one person above says that the Terminator beats the Holo May KTE for sound quality, and I would disagree whole heartedly. I believe the Holo May is much, much more musical. I am also auditioning the T+... 
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
Everybody keeps suggesting Aurender, I sold mine and bought a Lumin instead. I use Roon and although Aurender keeps talking about adding it they never seem to get there. Aurender interface is just too basic for my liking and the sound quality betw... 
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
Owned McIntosh for a long time, off an on for decades: Sound Quality: above average, a little warm to neutral, but a bit much on the mids and bass... great for rock music, but prefer other equipment for a more balanced approach. Build Quality ... 
"Diminishing Returns"
Law of diminishing returns has happened with me as well. (system is now appx. 120K CDN) I am now concentrating the 95%+ on my room acoustics. (like I should have done from the beginning) Live and learn. But I am basically done chasing the dragon.  
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
Some of these posts were nothing more than rehearsed diatribe about Focal speakers and the beryllium tweeter. Your speakers are fine, but they sound brand new and they will need some time to work in. In the meantime consider the following: Your...