Yep, sold it because I wanted a pristine one. Haven't found it yet and prices keep going up while the drivers keep getting older. Probably will never get one again, especially as I will cut my collection down to three phones since I'm getting more and more into vintage and speakers.
Upgrade from the L3000? Well, for the music it sounds best with, Rock (of the harder variety) ... nothing. Nothing beats it.
But for allrounders I absolutely love my LA-900s, Pioneer M1s and Sennheiser HD650s. Those are the ones I'm going to keep.
Marantz PM-11S3 with B&W PM1 and PV1D but the goal is to replace those with 804 D3.
Sansui 9090 with Pioneer A4SPT-VP. Won't keep those in the long run though and probably use the Sansui for phones only.
Pioneer SX-1250 with Infinity Kappa 7A. The goal here is to replace the Kappas with Yamaha NS-2000.
Well, there is always that L3000G which u mentioned earlier? Pristine, no? Hahaha.
I should probably cut down my collection too, its really gotten out of hand over the years. I keep hoarding them but I only ever use the W11JPNs most of the time.
Speaker wise, I'm currently rocking a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.7 and Dali Ikon 6 driven by the Luxman L507u and fed by the Primare Dac 30. This setup rarely gets much use though. I'm more of a circumstantial headphone guy because if I use the speakers, I'd want to turn up the volume....
Yeah, B&W is another brand that I lust after (besides TAD and PMC). B&W speakers are gorgeous af and they sound great too.
Just try to google for some silk cleaning tips or home remedies to clean silk. The key here is that its silk, so you gotta be specific with the search, use something too abrasive and you gon damage the silk....
Should be plenty of tips out there though. What did you spill on it?