Responses from bojack

How important is spending time with your gear?
Oh, the dirty, dirty thoughts I have about spending time with my gear!  
Slow used market right now?
People don't buy when their 401ks are losing money hand over fist.  
The pope's rig?
Whatever makes his favorite boy bands sound good.  
Good or Best Surge Protector
APC S10 or S15: rock solid dependable, works as advertised, and most importantly does not require one to take out a second mortgage. I live in South Florida, which is a veritable lightning magnet, and this thing has saved my system countless times... 
Products you added to your system in 2021 that made most impact to your music enjoyment
Quicksilver Mono 120s to join my QS pre and Spendor 1/2Es...finest and most enjoyable system I've ever had. They ain't going anywhere!  
What song have you played the most?
David Bowie's version of "Wild is the Wind" from an absolutely great live set from an early 2000's Japan show (I believe)... can play it 100 times in a row and never tire of it. 
Are Quicksilver power tube amps in the same league as VAC, VTL, BAT, ARC, ...?
I own the M120s, and they are just phenomenal... I would put them up against any and all oncomers.  
why do so many discussions turn contentious?
Simple solution to this problem, folks...Ban those who can't play well with others. It's called responsible site moderating. 
How Hot is Too Hot - Diablo 300 - Hell Hath Some Fury…!
Am also in South Florida and run hot gear (First Watt M2 and tube monoblocks), but with a constant 72 degrees. I have found that low 70s vs high 70s makes a big difference in amp temps and would give Gryphon a call. You don't want to burn that pup... 
Black Ash.....
Black ash can look great. In fact, I'd choose it over most finishes. 
Spendor D7, D9 but no love Classic 100?
Listening to Kenny Barron through my beloved SP 1/2E's now (circa 1997)...will never EVER sell them, as they soundly stomp on everything I've heard in the last 30 years. I thank the heavens I bought them when I did because at today's prices, forge... 
any speakers using all Scanspeak Classic drivers?
Odyssey Audio’ premier 2-way used the Scans cut paper driver and 1.5” tweet. 
Your Forever Pieces? What and Why?
Spendor SP 1/2’s...will be buried with them! Simply the best. 
If You Like Funk: Check Out Vulfpeck
Inauthentic ripoff of Jackson 5 and meaningless lyrics; and someone needs to tell that guy he dances like my 11 year-old niece (i.e. like a girl)...BAD music! 
New KEF Reference 5 speakers
Approx 25 years in this hobby has taught me that one should not have to work so hard to enjoy a new purchase. If a component is going to work, you will know it quickly and instinctively, and without having to ditch 1/2 your CD collection...what a ...