If you ever met the mad genius Gilbert Yeung, you'd completely understand it!
I heard this exact set up including the Aerial Acoustics 5s and Purse preamp at the Blue Circle room in Alexis Park at CES 2003. Sounded pretty good. Kevin Allen of Harmonia Audio also gave me the Music Ring, BC86 demo in that room.
Slappy, you'd totally dig Gilbert. This was by far the funnest room to hang out in. Well, next to being at the AVN Expo that is. Walking around Alexis Park I was beginning to tire of all the suites playing Diana Krall and Norah Jones. So when I walked into the Blue Circle room and heard the legendary Hawaiian singer Iz emanating from the Martin Logan Aerius and Blue Circle amps, I knew I'd found a "different" pad. Gilbert and Kevin are zany, wacky, straight up dudes. I took a picture of them choking each other.
I heard somewhere that it was Gilbert's girlfriend that suggested the Music Pumps and Purse, but I could be wrong. In the Blue Circle forums I suggested they design a set of brassiere headphones, but I think my post got dumped, heheh.
BTW, I'm using my .44 Desert Eagle as vibration control on top of my preamp. Does wonders for microphonics! My Benelli M1 Super 90 ain't bad either.