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?


Xavian Perla Esclusiva Speakers, around $2000, very musical and scale up nicely with the upgraded equipment.

Job 225 amp. I don’t have very deep pockets, so I believe this is my endgame solid state. Rarely do I see used 225’s for sale.  Thanks Hifi shark!  Pontus II with OG firmware still installed.  

All of my system is important.  But the component I least want to replace is my Rowland Coherence One Series 2 preamp.  It is the hub of the system.  This past week, I replaced all four preamp modules of the line stage which I hope will extend its useful life beyond my remaining listening years.  

Snell A - II’s in 1982 powered by a pair of Hafler DH - 200’s strapped for mono I built. Got me started on this never ending path.

Basis 2500 Turntable w/ their Vector 4 arm in 2003 w/ a ZYX mc  cartridge & Art Audio Vinyl 1 phono amp. Still have & enjoy the whole set up ( new cartridge & belt).  20 years later still produces a musical source ( w/ good recording in good condition) that is very difficult to top at any cost, analogue or digital.