Yesterday i listened to Fleetwwod Mac's Live in Cleveland vinyl, it's an original pressing that was recorded in 1980, i played it on my Technics SL-1200MK2/Ortofon 2M Black, and used my PS1000, and my new Little Dot 1+, and i'm still amazed by how good it sounded.
I could hear détails that i'd never heard before with my X-Can V2, also, the sound seemed more organic, and spacious, if that makes any sense, the high point for me was Lindsay Buckingham's guitar solo in, I'm So Afraid, i got so into it, that after the song was over, i felt like lighting up, and i don't even smoke , this was pure sex.
I have noticed that they're are not that many songs that get me this level of involvement, but with the right song, on the right system, at the right time, magic can definately happend.
I don't care what your setup is, and how much it costs, as far as i'm concerned, if it gets you this much enjoyment, you know you've done things right, we all take different path, but our destination is the same.
I hope i didn't bore anyone, i just felt like sharing the joy