$50k - $80k Budget…Opinions please.

Long story short, I sold my beloved 2-channel to reduce family debt. In about a year-ish, I’ll be in a position to rebuild with a hefty budget. I loved my Harbeth + Pass Labs combo. My REL sub died before I really got to integrate it, so opinions wanted there as well. I fully understand the diminishing margin of returns when moving into some arenas, but that’s ok, opinions are strongly encouraged.

I listen to a lot of Miles Davis/Coltrane, Radiohead, Tool, Pearl Jam, Brent Cobb. I’ve often preferred “organic” or neutral, not sure how technical that is.


@perkadin I know, I don’t take these forums too serious, appreciate the condolences.  The truly fortunate benefactor, 2-channel. Haha, mistresses…we’re forgetting about “mristresses,” they like getting in the mix as well.  The used market is always a wise move and often my first goto.  Wow, 98 Carerra S, that’s one to still own!  

Thomas Meyer electronics. Smart guy, stunning build quality, and superb sound. Not in the same league as much more heavily advertised brands ... far above.

If you have a large living room and either live alone or with a very understanding spouse/partner, I would bring a few of my favorite cds to listen to Magnepan 20.7 speakers ($20K).  They are great for the jazz you like.

Classic Audio Loudspeakers T3.4  Super Efficent, Cohrent, Musical Emotionally engaging speaker massive dynamics smoother oh it's just pure musical.

No Need for subwoofers.

Aries Cerat TriodeFet Amplifiers

Allnic Phono Stage or Aries Cerat Phono All tubes only

CSport Turntable

your Set for life.


I think you should listen to the new SIM audio north collection even the smaller amp is a game changer.