Greetings all. I'm trying to figure out why I have never joined AK, given all the time I have spent here reading the threads. I spent some time on AVS forum a decade ago, and most recently have been active on AudioCircle. The active McIntosh forum gave me the push to sign up. I began my hifi journey about 15 years ago, starting out with McIntosh. I have always had at least one piece of Mac gear every since. In between, I have owned an almost embarrassing amount of gear. Recently, I have come back full swing with McIntosh when I purchased a C47 preamp and an MC152 amp. Other components are as follows - Magnum Dynalab 101A and MD205, Rega RP8 with the Rega Apheta 2, and a Tascam CD player doing transport duties for the C47 DAC. The CD setup is working great. After owning some very expensive CD players, giving the Tascam a try has taught me a lot (knowing sooner would have saved me thousands). I'm lucky to have a dedicated sound treated listening room. It's only 12x14, but it's better than having to share another space in the house. My main speakers are Vandersteen 2Ce Sig II, with the 5A carbon-fiber midrange. The Vandersteen's are the only component that's a little up in the air at the moment. They sound great with Macs that are direct coupled, but not so much with the autoformers. The JBL Project Array 800 & 1000 speakers have my attention. Lastly, I have had a growing interest in DIY, mainly speakers. Looking forward to spending time here on AK.