Responses from pkvintage

Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
Here are a few of my favourites not in order. I will say that if what you choose has not been recapped it should be done to get the full potential from themCelestion ditton lineDitton 33 if you can find them. Ditton 44Ditton 66With Ditton's you Mu... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
What is your budget? I have had about 30 different pairs of vintage speakers over the last 3 years and also recapped most of them to get the best out of them. I would be happy to help 
I am a newcomer here and need help to sell speakers
Its a joke  
Its the recording stupid!!
Some recordings just plain sound better than others. Bottom line. I now find really poor recording hard to listen to. I get what the OP is saying. But I know it is not my system. I have certain high quality recordings that I play sometimes to remi... 
Selling my dads top of the line system
Sorry for the loss first. Why are you selling it? If you do not need the money then keep it and listen with  your father in mind. If you need the money then fair enough. It is beautiful gear and will provide you much enjoyment over the years. Kids... 
Playing flac files on my Mac book
So the problem is the distortion even at low levels. I tune files  play fine.Has anyone else experienced this? I will check the mp3 files. But I suspect they will play fine.  
Music server questions
I should mention my systemBryston powerAudio Note M3 line preAudio Note 3.1 Dac.Various speakers. I really like my Dac and have no interest in replacing it so servers with a Dac are not required. I really the convenience that a lap top provides  b... 
Playing flac files on my Mac book
I should add. This Macbook does have the spdif/optical shown in the list of outputs. Thanks 
Personal speaker evolution
ForgotJbl L19L26 x2L36L46L50L100 
Personal speaker evolution
Epi 120cEpi 100v x2Epi 150Paradigm 9seParadigm 90pBoston a400Boston A150Infinity Kappa 8IMF tls50AR 9AR 4x  x2AR 38AR 7Celestion Ditton 3344 x225 x266 x3Yamaha NS 690Linn Isobarik Brik activeLinn Isobarik Brik PassiveSansui SP1000 Meridian M2Revox... 
Buy a pair of ten year old $40,000 speakers for $4,000 or new ones at that price point?
I think a depreciation of 50% after 10 years would be closer to reality.Based on this. I beleive there are bargains to be had still in like new condition.  
Worth of current system
I have got to a place that I am quite happy...... For now. I rotate speakers and gear somewhat so if I had to calculate all my keepers current value,  30k would cover it.  
Tube Amps Watts vs SS amp
AR 9's are bi ampable. Consider using tube for the mid and upper end and SS down low. Or.. Pair your SS amp with a tube pre amp. There are some nice ones in your price range. It can be a very good combination.  
What other hobby or hobbies do you have?
Really interesting. Audio gear has taken over the #1 spot from golf and sports cars, Vintage Porsche 911's to be precise. I just got tired of working on them. I still play golf twice a week but not as pationate about it since audio took over. Also... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
To the original post. I actually think you can be done. But only if you beleive there are actually two different hobbies here. The audio hobby and the music hobby. I have to say I am mostly on the audio gear side. So as long as I focus on sound I ...