I’ve journeyed many years down this path with many ups and downs. This is by far the best system I’ve ever owned.
Also want to mention the Focal’s work well in my room. My room, even though not large by any means, has large openings which help the speakers breathe. Updated photos show my stand off to the side and the new T+A amp and power supply.
Ralph Karsten of Atma-Sphere told me that the biggest improvement to his system was getting SRA platforms. I got their VR $1500 platform for my Woodsong Garrard 301 and have the same experience. I am absolutely amazed at the improvement. You can keep your current rack and just get SRA platforms. My rack is of a similar quality to yours and the platform has transformed my system. I cannot more highly recommended.
Glad you are enjoying your Esoteric Ko3xd When did you get it? I ordered one in April, I live in Vancouver Canada, and after many followups I have been told there are none yet in North America. My shipment would be coming from Japan to LA then to Vancouver. So I still wait yet you have one?
All try to answer all the questions asked so far. The speakers need some distance from the listener for the drivers to integrate well. I’ve them 10’ from my listening position and they sing from that distance. The Luxman D08U is very analog sounding CD SACD player.
Luxman is over built for the their price point and well thought out equipment. The M900U plugged into the P20 works well. I’ve poor electricity in my area. The P20 cleans everything up and regenerates much purer ac and doesn’t limit any current to the M900U.