Rung in lobe and stapes

As you struggle on your audiophile ladder does it consist of infinite rungs, an attainable top rung, or maybe a ladder with no rungs at all? Do you climb the ladder upwards adding more and more along its journey? Or do you travel downwards removing the non-essential achieving zen-like purity? Could your ladder even be a connecting circle where you meet yourself in either rapture, disgust, or even laughter?
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I use a "Little Giant" highly recommended. USA made, no worry about upgrades!
Absolutely necessary to mount/adjust the roof antennae for the  FM tuner.

The Little Giant is a very nice and flexible ladder, but it's really very heavy given its size.  
Some audiophile are struggling in their journey and others are enjoying listening to well produced music.  To quote Clint -- man's got to know his limitations.
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