This is the first Audio forum I have ever joined so here goes.
I am 62 and have been interested in Hi-Fi for over 40 years now. I got into Hi-Fi in the early 70's with a Lin LP-!2 and SME arm, Perreaux Amp, Nakamichi 600 and 700 tape decks, Revox reel to reel, Pioneer Headphones, Pioneer DD Quartz turntable and Bowers and Wilkins DM6 Speakers.
Kids came along and we purchased a 10 acre lifestyle block so the Hi-Fi went.
Last year I got back into it again and purchased Cary SLP-05 Pre Amp, 2x Cary CAD-211 FE SE Mono Bloc Power Amps, Cary CD306 SACD Pro SACD Player, Rega RP-6 Turntable in Red and Bowers and Wilkins 802D Speakers in Black. All connected with Nordost Tyr2 Cables.
I have had a pair of Bose quiet comfort 2 headphones that I used on overseas trips for business and holidays I started off buying a pair of Sennheiser HD-280 Pro which I had for about 6 months . I had no intention of getting into headphones but I went a bit berserk this past month.
First a pair of B&W P3's, then I purchased a pair of P5's. I liked what I was hearing and after doing a lot of research I took the plunge and splashed out and purchased a set of Beyerdynamic T1's. Through the SLP-05’s Headphone Amp the T1’s are amazing and I have only listened to them for about 2 hours so far! They haven’t been broken in yet, I can’t wait to hear what they really sound like?
Then I purchased an iPod 160gb classic and a Cypher Labs 720 Theorem and some cables from Moon Audio and Whiplash Audio. I travel a lot in the weekends so I need to take my music and those glorious headphones with me now. That CLT is an amazing DAC/AMP.
I love most genre's of music and have a large collection of LP's, CD's, SHM-CD's XRCD's, SHM-XRCD's, SACD's and SHM-SACD.s. A great majority of my collection are Japanese pressings. (both LP and CD)
I have an iMac with a 1TB hard drive and a 2TB backup drive with all my CD collection ripped to it. I have an ADL-GT-40 connected to a Logitec 3.1 powered speaker system for the iMac that just sounds quite amazing.
For my PC's I have a pair of Bowers & Wilkins MM1's and an Audioquest Dragonfly V1.2.
My Home Theatre System consists of Pioneer SCLX-90 Receiver, PDPLX-50G Plasma, BDPLX-91 BluRay and 7 B&W M1 Speakers with PV1 Sub.