The system components have remained largely unchanged, but for the additions of a large Minus K platform for the turntable, a pair of 15" subwoofers to augment the lowest octaves and the installation of a robust electrical sub-system--powered through a Controlled Power 10kVa isolation transformer. The main change is the room--we relocated from New York to Austin, TX in 2017 and I now have a longer, narrower room that occupies most of the 2nd floor of the house.
Hi Bill, Indeedy on the cost verses performance - I've heard some dreadful systems that were very expensive. I'm at the ESL/idler/Decca/tubes stage of life and love it. Not much in the gut impact department however but I've outgrown that level of loudness due to sensitive hearing. Thanks for the kind offer of a visit. Likewise. I'm in New England.