A little background helps. I was first and foremost a music fanatic. I worked with many bands in the late '60's all the way up to the early '80's. Left the business to start a computer company called "Corel". One of the three original founders. Made a ton of cash and lost it all to the wife in a real messy divorce.
I went through speakers and amps like some people go though oil filters for their cars. Anyone remember the speakers called Spendor, Monitor Audio, Rogers(all BBC monitors at one time or other) to name a few. The tube gear Audio Research both integrated amp, power amps and tuners, the Halfer upgrade to the Dyanco amp.
I currently suffer from MS and cancer. I was a sound engineer for many an LP when vinyl was the day. The LinnSontek LP-12 turntable with a Black Widow arm and a Grace cartridge. Those were the days. When listening to an album took care and time to do. Very seldom would someone stop the music in the middle of the record as that was considered very rude . The very fact that we have developed into people who are so intent on getting as much in as time permits and therefore must skip to the next track or to the next album or the next channels with the remote. Few people actually listen to music as we did in the past.
Probably the best sound was a crossover unit I had with two different speakers. Rogers LS35A's or the Rega (Camber) speakers. Now then I would run them through an Audio Research preamp and the upgraded Dynaco amps (damned if I can remember the name of them) which I built. A tube crossover with a Linn turntable . Some direct to disc recordings and an evening of quite. I had a Bryston or Lexicon amp for the sub as the Dynaco could not give realistic tight bottom and the sound was great.
Now with the MS, I want to try and build some of the sound of the day I had . The ex-wife took most of the 5,000 LP's we had. I have maybe 800 to 900 real great LPs that some of the people would give their Benz for.
Bottom line. I found this web site last night and now I'm enthralled in knowing that this still exist and the kits are still available. I paid around $120 for my Dynaco's back then.
All the best to you