After an arduous, months long journey of researching, saving, buying....and repeating this process for each of my components, the system has finally been assembled....well, I AM still on the hunt for a TT upgrade. What started as an effort to identically replicate AK member 4-2-7's system, ultimately evolved into the system you now see. In this corner, standing at 6 feet, 3 inches....weighing in at two hundred and forty pounds....the B&W Matrix 800!!! The B&W's are quad wired and each is powered by it's own McIntosh MC501 amp. A McIntosh C100 (courtesy of AK member 4-2-7) serves as the pre, which is currently fed by a Concept 2QD and Micro Acoustics 2002e. All of the components are resting upon a Box Furniture Co. HD3S audio rack. Cables are Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval. Speaker wires are Analysis Plus Black Oval 12. While the sound is positively glorious, the limitations of my front end are apparent. Currently considering Feickert Firebird or AMG Viella.