Responses from jkf011

What did your system look like 30 years ago?
Hafler DH100, DCM Time Window 1as, NAD basic CD player, I think preamp was CJ PV3, Harmon Kardon ST-8 TT, and Grado mid-grade cartridge.  
Speaker upgrade
Why not the big Magnepans? 
Looking for some new floor standing speakers
Maggies, in the right room, always found best to me and are great value but you need walls behind and a lot of power.  
How old are you?
60, look 50, feel 30, most days. I did that Teloyears thing last year and my body age was 39! 
I love sad music
Yup. Love sad stuff. Many songs connect with me too after PTSD and Clinical depression for 30yrs. (PTSD is controlled now and no depression either.) But that music and sad stuff generally still resonates way more than happy stuff - though clever f... 
How eclectic is your taste in music?
Pretty eclectic lol. I struggle with country music as well as corporate pop music, and don't like jazz but, aside from that I love Die Antwoord to Bach, Pink Floyd to Sex Pistols, Christopher Cross to Tool, Broadway musicals to The Proclaimers, Th... 
Budget Tube Preamp ($2000)
I can't believe no one has mentioned a used Conrad Johnson. The gold standard in tube preamps.  
What are you streaming tonight?
The Beatles "Abbey Road." 
Are my standards too high?
Am I too big of a jerk,even for audiogon?
Best options for active speakers $4k or below?
If you have some serious power, Magnepan.  
All New Magico A5 Loudspeakers // Biggest "BANG" For Your BUCK On The Market ?!
+1 Whipsaw 
Is there measurement that correlates with cohesive/pinpoint imaging?
All New Magico A5 Loudspeakers // Biggest "BANG" For Your BUCK On The Market ?!
"Giant killer"? $21800 is a ridiculous, decadent, sum for any speakers.  
Game Changing Tweak
George Harrison had a Scouse accent - VERY different from Cockney.