Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!

My audiophile journey has extended to over 40 of adventurous sonic delight. Over the coarse of my over 40 year journey as an audiophile, like so my others, I cycled through a multitude of speakers, amps, cables, etc,. Now that I’m an old guy, I’ve pretty much settled on my "End-Game" audio system for the long haul, primarily because I simply love the way it sounds, and also because, at this juncture, I no longer have the will, nor do I have the desire to continue the crazy (but fun) merry-go-round of audio components in and out like I did in years past (my spouse and my wallet thank me). When I look back on all the high-speed audio gear that I’ve owned down through the years, and after giving it much insightful thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that, after everything was said and done, my beloved Revel Salon 2 speakers were my overall most pleasurable and greatest purchase of all. What was yours?


Legacy Focus Mains, Marquee Center, Phantom Surrounds, Deco Rears, And 4 Foundation Double Subs. with V*I5 and V*I2 Amps 

The Lyngdorf to process them works wonders 

A Complete MBL  audio system which I got 50% off when I owned a Audio store 

In  the U.K. By far the best I owned.

“Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!?”


Mine was low cost. It is the Audiogon forums…


Knowledge is power. 

Well I am going to answer this question a little differently. I too began my audio journey many years ago but taking a step back and thinking about significant audio equipment it was mostly technology and services....

1982-first CD player CDP101 made by Sony and bought in Germany

2000-Next was Limewire- and sharing music files and exploring music

2001-Next was Itunes and the Ipod- music on the go and downloads and more exploring music

2008-09-Next was Spotify and streaming music service- huge exploration of music

2014-15- Next was Tidal and CD. FLAC and MQA files- tremendous step up in SQ.

2024 -Both Tidal and Qobuz are my current favorite music streaming platforms

Biggest surprise to me was the re-discovery, re-manufacture and re-packaging of record albums and turntables. I never would have expected that in 1982-1990.





Without any reservation I can say purchase of Thiel 3.6 speakers and pairing it with a Mark Levinson 23.5 amp were the greatest purchases. Rest of the system was assembled around those two to fit my listening tastes. And I never looked back. For the kind of music I listen, these two do full justice by reproducing what's recorded in the medium whether it is an LP, CD, cassette, or the tuner.