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?


Dahlquist DQ-10 speakers

Quad speakers (63s and 57s)

Berning TF-10 hybrid preamp

Back to early 80s..the tip of the iceberg but wish I still had

IMF TLS 80 transmission line speakers

Great American Sound Thaedra preamp

Quartre Gain Cell 250 power amp

Fidelity Research MC201 moving coil cart

Micro Seiki MA505 tonearm on Technics 110 table

And recently I have to say Orchard Audio Starkrimson Ultra 500 amplifier kit.

My greatest purchase is the one that gets me off of the upgrade train, even if that situation ends up being only temporary.

A tie for me between my Conrad-Johnson ART 27a class A power amp, a dCS Bartok streaming DAC and the Conrad-Johnson ART 88 preamplifier just put in service. Close behind are the B&W DB subs and the Wireworld Platinum silver speaker cables. All good here.