After hours and hours of exhaustive research (and yes.. even searching threads here.) I simply cannot decide - I am officially starting my audiophile career with some "real gear". This is where I've wound up with a sub 1K budget... The following amps have great features, I play mostly vinyl (U-turn Orbit - 2M Red - upgrade that as well possibly to the 2m Blue), but want to stream my FLAC's as well. Either from my phone via aptX or laptop. Emotiva TA-100 Integrated Amp Onkyo A-9150 Integrated Speakers: Elac B6 Elac B6.2 Dali Zensor 1 Dali Spektor 2 Kef Q300 Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (if all the rest are really a waste of time.) Thank you all in advance. I am looking forward to suggestions, but please remember I'm just starting out from pretty crappy gear, I have 2 kids to feed, and a young professional without much cash. Thanks again all!