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I can't think of a better choice of speaker brands to meet your criteria. Both my sons are EDM (electronic dance music) musicians and often bring their final mixes to my home. First they monitor near field in my studio (Michael Green tunable room... 
Puron Plug-In AC Power Conditioner; Impressions šŸ˜
I now have several across three stereo systems. Worthwhile improvement in each case.  
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
For $199, the Vera-Link sounds very good. Streams any service from your phone via Bluetooth. Just add passive speakers. Vera-Link  
Anyone else using slugs instead of fuses? Comments on metals used and sound please
+1 Swiss Digital Fuse Box Swiss Digital Fuse Box  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Weiss 501 DAC
I tried several external streamers and preferred direct to Weiss in every case. In the big Gustard R26 thread at head-fi, most preferred direct to R26.  
Vera-Fi Audio Vera-Link Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Streaming Amplifiers
Yes, I installed a pair on my sons Klipsch RP-8000F floor standers. Pretty amazing for the price. These certainly can rock (EDM in his case). A breakthrough product for young folks on an extreme budget.  
Weiss 501 upgrade to 4ch
@agisthosĀ I agree.  
Weiss 501 upgrade to 4ch
@celtic66Ā Thanks for that. There is only one upgrade and that includes the "4 channel part". I don't like the name because it's confusing and you still end up with stereo outputs. What they are referring to are additional internal DAC chips. So yo... 
Bob Robbins' setup guide
BTW, thanks to the OP for bringing this to our attention.  
Bob Robbins' setup guide
Here's a link: The Art of Rational Speaker Placement  
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
Late model Merlin TSM monitors. I still have and use mine. Over 20 years old.  
dCS Bartok Apex vs any similar priced DAC
Several folks I know and myself drive ATC SCM50ASL(T) speakers directly with the Weiss DAC501. Most find the many DSP features useful. As far as I know, none of us are planning any further upgrades. One auditioned the T&A 200 and preferred the... 
Looking for advice for a good 3.5mm to RCA
I use and enjoy the WireWorld Nano-Silver Eclipse with my Chord Mojo2. They make several models at different price points.  
Legacy Audio I-V2 anyone?
Here's that review: Legacy Audio i.V4 Ultra Review