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My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
My 1972 college dorm system started out with a Heathkit AJ-14 FM tuner I built.  I picked up a used Garrard Type A record changer with a Shure M3D cartridge and a used Dynaco SCA-35 tube integrated amp.  My speakers were KLH Model 32 bookshelf spe... 
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
https://linkwitz.store/product/lx521/  
list of speakers
@grislybutter  I've been an audiophile since Nixon was president.  The last commercial loudspeaker I ever bought was my college dorm speakers, the KLH Model 32, which were the lowest cost speaker one could buy at the time.  Since then, everything ... 
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@grislybutter All you have to do to clear things up is for you to read up a bit on the Linkwitz LX521.  Because it has an active crossover, it requires 8 to 10 channels of amplification, depending on how you choose to run it.   Most all commercia... 
list of speakers
@grislybutter  Your response to my post really shows your lack of knowledge.  Any time you match amplification with loudspeakers, it's a system.  The crossover is part of it as is the cabling.  The Linkwitz LX521 *IS* a 2 channel loudspeaker, but ... 
list of speakers
You're on a limited budget, but you still lust for your dream audio system.  The website you pointed us at doesn't include any mention of the Linkwitz designs.  The Linkwitz LX521 system (and it's a system, not just a loudspeaker) can be had as a ... 
....and just when you thought you could Finally afford that pair of MBLs'.....
Your wife is OK with the fire hydrants from Mars in her living room?  You can afford them?!  Or not? You might want to consider a the Linkwitz LX521 loudspeaker system, which perform very similar to the big MBL system, at a lower price, and if yo... 
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I think your best move on rock 'n roll speakers are pro grade band PA speakers.  They'll handle level.  
Tubed preamps and Power amps- How old is too old???
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Some of the best sound you'll ever hear in a preamp is a classic Mac C22. I once heard a Fisher 400 CX-2 (The President) and was amazed at how good it sounded. If you're worried about your C-J, take it to a good... 
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
In 2006 I got a chance to visit Siegfried Linkwitz at his home to hear his Orion loudspeakers and fell in love. Because I lived in a Craftsman bungalow at the time, I had a local cabinet maker do a custom build of the Orions in a Mission style, in... 
Floor to Bookshelf
At that price point, I'd look for used, powered KEF LS50 wireless loudspeakers.  Get the 2nd revision.    
What to do with a large collection
Buddhism Universal Truth #1: Impermanence - Nothing lasts forever. Rip all of your CDs to hard drive and listen to them from there.   Make sure you have at least 2 full backup copies of your music data on different devices. Take your CDs down to... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
With that kind of budget, go audition the Dutch & Dutch 8c system. At $15k, it is a complete audio system - powered loudspeakers with active crossover, DSP room tuning, DAC, and if you have enough common sense to be strictly digital (more on t... 
A little gift for my fellow audiophiles
Feel free to download this track.  Impressive imaging.  
another rookie question - preamp or or power amp
The size of the power amp you need has to do with the efficiency of your loudspeakers, how large the room is, how loudly you want to play your music, and how much power your loudspeakers can safely take. If you can use your existing integrated am...