I got started in this hobby in the early 2000s, after twenty years of listening to my Akai AA-A35, Pioneer CD player and BSR Collossus speakers from DAK Electronics. Started out with a few different Wharfedale models, tried MMGs, bought MG12s and gradually upgraded everything else.
Most recently got the Acoustats and things are getting interesting now.
Amplifier made specifically for Acoustat speakers by Acoustat. Completely refurbished by Roy Esposito, Acoustat guru and is a perfect match with my Spectra 22s.
Acoustat MRP-1 Reference Preamplifier
Extremely rare Acoustat reference preamp, completely refurbished by Roy Esposito, Acoustat guru and sounds amazing with the other Acoustat gear. Has two phono inputs, one MM and one MC.
Acoustat Spectra 22
Bought on Craigslist in 2015. Much different animal than the Magnepans, a heck of a lot more detail and bass.
Interfaces sent to Roy Esposito, Acoustat guru for complete refurbish. Worth every penny.
Subwoofer and crossover/amp purchased on Craigslist in 2015. The 1A crossover/amp was defective and needed an expensive repair so I am using this with a Dayton SA-230 subwoofer amp. Sounds great, and probably better anyway since the 1A locks you in to 100 Hz crossover frequency and the Acoustats have very good bass a lot lower than that; currently crossing over at about 45 Hz.
McIntosh CD changer with Nakamichi Music Bank system. This is the best sounding CD player I have ever heard; it even makes some of my older, more harshly recorded CDs sound listenable. This one is a keeper.
With Ortofon 2M red cartridge
External Power Supply for RP3
Rega Rega DAC
The latest Rega DAC
Wireless network music player
Aragon 2004 mkII
Works great with the MG12s, good bass
Used as rear speakers for multi-channel/HT
Used with MG12s
B&W ASW 650
12" sealed sub - used for home theater only
Still works great
AV receiver with pre-outs and HDMI, using as the processor for home theater.
Belt drive turntable with the fake marble base, weighs about 25 pounds. Shure M95ED cartridge. Sounds great. Bought on Craigslist from original owner
Phono preamp, great value for the money, think it sounds very nice.