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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 ... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
Nice attitude on your retirement. It is how I live my semi retired life (by choice) as well. Gotta keep it new and get the thrills.  
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
I get satisfaction from accomplisment. I actually take offense to you telling me to get a new hobby. I did not say I did not enjoy it. I merely pointed out that humans become desensitized to almost anything when repeated enough. . Why did you do r... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
I beleive it has a lot to do with creating that "1st time reaction" why do we upgrade? Because we have become bored with what we have. On  the "Happy Scale" I was just as excited with the first impression of my first higher quality system as I was... 
Beginner choosing amp help
Separates allow you to upgrade as you see fit. It's part of the hobby. I will say only one more time. I urge you Google Bryston. It is among they very best Audio companies on the planet for gear and service. Best 20 year warranty in the business.  
Beginner choosing amp help
Spread your money out. Look at Bryston amps 3b or 4b. $600 to $1000 they are Awsome. Their pre amps and dacs are very good to. You only need one good amp. Spend as much as you can on a good dac. It will be worth it. What about your Turntable and C... 
Vintage Speaker Choice
I picked up a pair of Snell type E that were within the OP's price range. As good or better than any 30 year old speaker I have owned. I haven't even re capped them yet but these are definitely worth the effort.  
Vintage Speaker Choice
I would say. Stack them and put the top one upside down on the bottom one. It keeps the tweeters together.  
Vintage Speaker Choice
Many of the Vintage "L" line of JBL like  L19, L26, L40, L50 are all good. The Celestion Ditton 33, 44, even 66 are around at that price sometimes. Recapping these provides huge gains and is easy to do. IMF TLS 50's are very good too but should al... 
Vintage Speaker Choice
Are you open to other Vintage choices. I have had quite a few in the price you refer to and would be happy to suggest a few.  
Direct 2 Disc
Sheffield labs. Thelma Houston "Pressure Cooker" is my reference album that I judge all others albums by.  
BP Audio amplifier (Nelson Pass clone)?
No idea. That's why I put it out there. Cheers.  
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
A Bryston 3b or 4b or 3bst is in your price range. They should be at the top of your list. They don't get much credit on this forum. But google them. You will be very impressed. I speak from experience.