You're never finished. Tube roll yet?
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O.P. ; same here. Oppo 203, Schiit Vidar amp, magnepan LRS speakers.
I too am finished. I'm using a Yammy Aventage AVR as a pre for home theater and streaming purposes but since I'm in the "pre-amps do not have sound quality" camp I'm good with this system. Love the maggies. Best speakers I've ever heard. And the Vidar amp seems ideally suited to them.
me too. finished gear acquisition that is. feels good.
got my third tt, and third RTR deck. upgraded my amps. gear lust is fading. system sounds awesome.....how i always hoped it could sound.
now just buying more records, that will never stop. with streaming don’t need more files, already have 20tb’s.
subs? i already have -2- 750 pound, 86" tall, active, integrated, bass towers. effectively it’s -4- subs "per side". -3db at 7hz, -6db at 3hz. subs need not apply.
I agree with the two subs. Or even one good REL sub since you are using single ended. My speakers will play down to 25 hz and I still have two subs. I just bought a new car. One had a subwoofer option and the other did not. The sound is night and day. SVS will let you return your subs if you do not like it. 2- SB 2000 pros will probably blow your mind. If not they take them back.
The 275 amp comes with either Electro Harmonix or JJ tubes for small signal tubes.. I changed to NOS Telefunken for both the 12au7 and the twin 12at7's. Big difference. There are quite a few NOS tubes that will make a big difference in that amp. Sylvania goldpins, Amperex, etc. are all nice change in the signal tubes. The output or power tubes are all good to go. Those KT120's are great, although you can run KT88's, KT150's, or even 6550's.
Yep I’m not getting up and down anymore tweaking knobs, moving the Reference mm to get the perfect place. I don’t find myself any longer trying to hear what I can improve on. Instead I’m enjoying the music without being obsessed of what I can do to make it sound better...Of course that was a lie, but I do find myself enjoying more and tweaking less. I’ve got about 20 hours on the GE Reference now and they are really opening up...Love them. But my wife’s gonna crap if she sees the price tag.
I am one of those crazy enthusiasts who keeps multiple systems and extra components in the house. I won’t tell you how many systems because I am afraid someone might impose an intervention! I have sold most of my gear and consolidated down to one or two excellent systems on numerous occasions. Each time I have said that I was “done”. Those reasons included finances, clutter, children, and an irate but very understanding wife … Most recently it has been health issues. Quitting never lasted for very long!
Congratulations on achieving your goal.
But really, you are not "finished" till you stop visiting these forums. Don't mean to discourage you to visit here - but that is the truth :-) You learn something new, read a new "user experience" and then start dreaming about it in your own system. How do you think I have emptied my bank balance?
Like @wspohn said - it is a lifelong affliction. To overcome that you can either resist change or tweak settings/setup on a constant basis and "experience the new setup" and be happy.