Thanks for all the advice. Jafant, so far I have the Thiel 3.7's, a Krell FPB 300 amp, a Krell EVO 222 preamp. I am using Cardas balanced inputs and just using my blu ray player right now to play cd's while I figure out what I want to do about a source, which is why I posted this thread. Based on the thread I'm looking at at an ARC dac to use with a laptop (ripped all my music to uncompressed flac) and now looking at a Simaudio Moon 280d with the Mind add on.
I know a lot of people think Krells and Thiels don't match well, but I called Thiel when I bought the 3.7's and they suggested the FPB so I thought I would give that a try. The amp is nice, but I think I may have made a mistake with the preamp (may be listing it here soon), but I will wait and see how it all works when I get the source. I need a source and some speaker cables.
Jafant which Thiel's do you have? I had a pair of 1.2's and 2.3's in the early 90's, which is when I fell in love with Thiel. I was out of audio for a while, and just started getting back into it (wow this whole digital world is a lot to learn).
Hope everyone has a great weekend and a great Thanksgiving if I don't write before then and thanks everyone again for the thoughtful and helpful responses.