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Solo streamer
@rvpiano, the Moon (Simaudio) MiND 2 I simply a steamer (no DAC etc). I'd recommend it very highly indeed.  
Looking For Technicans That Would Rewire A SME V
I had my SME 309 rewired using Nordost cable (I cannot recall which if the top of my head and I am away from home so cannot check). The work was done by Loud and Clear in Edinburgh. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Nordost and Loud ... 
Requesting opinions about 4 specific amplifiers
@jpipes mine is the V1. The differences between the 600 and 700 series V1 and V2 seem to be as much about minor changes to components driven by supply as anything else. The major difference between the 700i and 700i V2 seems to be that the transfo... 
Requesting opinions about 4 specific amplifiers
The Simaudio Moon gear is brilliant. Drives difficult speakers really well and with easy loads, like my speakers, they just seem to open out the sound and simply sound fabulous. I currently have the 700i and did notice a huge difference between th... 
Audioquest or Nordost for speaker cable
For me Nordost every time and I have my system running on a complete Nordost loom. But, as others have said it is system dependent and what suits my system (and ears) may not suit yours.  
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
+1 on the Moon by Simaudio recommendation by @akg_ca . They have some spectacularly good products, I'll be installing a 780D in my system in a few weeks time 😀  
Kiseki Blue N.S. vs van den Hul Frog Gold
I have not heard the VdH Frog but when I could not get a Kiseki Blackheart I ended up with a Charisma Audio Signature One Moving Coil, which has quite a similar presentation. It might be worth looking at their lineup - I have been very pleased wit... 
Differences in YouTube, Spotify, etc.
Qobuz, for sound quality. The interface is good and improving, the content likewise, and the recommendations are OK. Dislike Tidal, both the SQ and MQA and the interface and recommendations. I liked Deezer but Qobuz trumps it on sound quality (D... 
Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
Nowhere in the linked post do TA state that they will remotely verify cables bought through a third party, let alone in advance of purchase. How could they. They do generously offer to recalibrate, modify, etc such cable for a reasonable fee and p... 
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
I have no hesitation in recommending the Moon MiND 2 in your price bracket.  Canadian built but hey, close enough! Update are automatic.  
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
@cbrez, that was my thought exactly, high current over simply high wattage. I have heard the Dynaudio HS driven very nicely indeed buy Moon 240 and 250 (50Wpc at 8 Ohms). Importantly these are 85W and 100W pc at 4 Ohms, repectively.  
New streamer
Moon MiND2. I really like what mine delivers in terms of sound quality. Plus the app is really user-friendly.  
Harman acquires Roon
They will almost certainly be seeking a functional streaming app (at minimum) from the components of Roon as the HK/Arcam MusicLife app is dreadful (I could not get it to work and keep working at all).  
Tidal or Qobuz
Qobuz  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
I think that my Living Voice IBX-RW4 have every sign of being the endgame for me. Wonderfully musical.