I still rock my stereo - thats the world I came from after all - that and the music biz.
But for me, with some my top reference personal audio rigs (including the ALO Studio Six, E.A.R HP4, and Cavalli Liquid Gold)
and my favorite cans - Audeze LCD-3, X, XC, HD800s, Audio Technica AD900x, Alpha and Mad Dogs, etc....
I feel like I'm experiencing some of the best in-room stereo systems I've had the pleasure of hearing minus the room issues!!
Especially with the right DAC/digital front-end or my top analog front-end feeding the systems.
As, for me, the goal of any reference stereo system was to get the system to transcend the componentry,
and connect me with the music so deeply I forget about the tech and get LOST in the music.
Lately I've been havin a BLAST with the Studio Six w/ a vintage NOS RCA 6SN7, Tung Sol 6V6's, Raytheon OB2's (thanks to Ken at ALO for that reco!!) and an NOS Phillips 5AR4 -
Using my McIntosh D100 as DAC, w/ MacBook Pro SSD/Amarra as digital source
and VPI Traveler deck on Gingko Audio Cloud9T iso platform, w/ Ortofon 2MBlue cart - and my Unison Research Simply Phono tube phonostage...
and this rig got me LOVIn' the Audio Technica AD900X too!
a KILLER combo