Regrettably, I have just happened upon your website.
There is little doubt that I would be regarded as a stereo ( a broad description) enthusiast with pockets far narrower than his wishes!
In my past life, had gear basically sourced by Encel’s late of Bridge Rd and Niddrie, comprising 2 x Rotel 100 watt bridged power amps, a Rotel preamp, Thorens turntable, the all important Rotel CD player and ESS Heil speakers.
Lovely stuff – some sold with children who did not want to listen to those Rotels pumps out a great sound etc.
In past times, my dream wish – Tattslotto permitting- would have been to purchase a set of those magic, if largeish, Klipsch La Scala speakers with those mighty horns + quality power amp , Linn turntable and so it goes ,apart from adding a Nakamichi Dragon tap deck, Those decks still look awesome.
Times have changed.
Still have the Rotel power and preamps which have not made a boo for over a decade and Rotel CD still works fine to my not so young ears.
My rather rude sons only listen to music via Net, Ipads, Spotify etc . They don’t know what they are missing not listening to music from quality speakers and wont even listen to me waffle on about how things were.
Of course, their enjoyment and access to music listening is incredibly cheaper than was mine.
To begin with, no matter how good the sound, speakers are a little anti-social unless everyone in the house wishes to listen to the same music at the same time.
It was great to see the return of the products initially produced by Paul W Klipsch.
Also recently read where Klipsch had done a limited run of La Scalas : only one pair for Australia : AUD35,000.
Would be interested in your suggestions for new system. For the sake of discussion, assume Rotel amp gear still works, same for Rotel CD.
Clearly need a quality set of headphones. Given that my wife even has a go at me if too music escapes from her set of not so cheap Sennheisers, need a pair of quality ( but $1,0000 ) is more than my ears can justify, that prevent too much noise getting loose.
May purchase speakers done the track , but not looking at purchasing set at the outset, Effectively headphones will be my speakers.
All that may be too vague,however would like a price on qood Sennheiser ? headphones, wireless? or may just plug into CD player, and benefit and cost of just above entry level headphone amp, unless this is an unnecessary indulgence.
To all readers of this blog, if you have not heard Klipsch speakers before, you owe it to yourself to give them an audition,