What is your complete system?
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I'll probably keep tweaking forever, just for the fun of finding seemingly insignificant mods to my current equipment that yield noticeable refinements with little expense; and just to do Something. But I've pretty much reached Nirvana with my system in terms of sheer listening involvement and enjoyment.
Whenever I visit a high-end dealer I come away believing that my home system sounds so much better by most every standard despite their demonstrating systems costing considerably more than my own. I've even stopped attending RMAF after repeated disappointment with components touted as being state-of-the-art but ultimately less satisfying than my own. I finally have a system that allows me to enjoy music without wondering what component might bring me more satisfaction.
I Googled it and Nirvana is in Michigan which puts me almost exactly 2,400 miles away. At first glance it would seem I am a very long way from Nirvana.
This distance thing set me to thinking. I listen to my system for hours at a time completely lost in the music. But that was the case when much lesser gear was involved.
The thing is improving the playback quality enhances an experience that was already good. Finding new ways to tailor the sound to more closely fit my ideal is also enjoyable because I love to learn and tinker.
So anything that plays music is sufficient. If it sounds great all the better. That it isn't perfect is fine; it can be improved through learning new concepts and experimentation. So, while my system is comparatively simple it nonetheless brings me comfort and happiness.
Looks like I'm a long way from Nirvana with 2,400 miles to enjoy. Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll never get there.
For me it's about having a good listening space. Thanks in part to the financial crisis, my wife's good credit, and a healthy amount of dumb luck we finally bought a house in December.
Once the garage bicycle lab is complete I'll be able to de-clutter the basement and set up my larger rig. My gear is nothing special and probably never will be. Having a decent-sized listening/recording space will be a huge step for me.
I'll worry about the gear eventually. Or not.