Very happy with this system. The Harbeths and the preamp are the big upgrades I made recently, replacing Totem Hawks and an Eastern Electric Minimax. In my basement, decent acoustics, have the sweet spot dialed in pretty well even though the furniture means my speakers are not ideally placed - would like them further into the room and maybe a bit closer together. Brief descriptions of each piece are in the Components section. Always appreciate comments and suggestions!
Beautiful System, I'm sure it sounds great. I have a couple of suggestions. One quick tweek you should try is to angle the speakers back slightly as this will really improve the sound stage. Your pictures also show that the speakers are barely toed in, I've had more success in my room with a more direct line to the sweet spot (ymmv of course). Please visit my system for more info and feel free to comment. Enjoy everyday (safely), your ears are the best they will ever be today. Thank you for sharing your system.
Thanks for your suggestion jwcondo. I will need to wear down my wife on replacing that cabinet unit! I actually have roughly an equilateral triangle between speakers and my listening position so it's not too bad although Alan Shaw suggests more of a 1:1.5 set up.
The Bluesound for me has been great. I know there are better DACs out there than what is in the Node but the whole thing is so convenient for me, especially since I upgraded my home wifi. And with Tidal native on the Bluesound app, I can easily get at a big library of MQA tracks. I have two of the Bluesound Pulse units for use in other parts of the house as well.
I am just using the Bluesound app for digital music. All of my owned tracks are on the Bluesound Vault and I can access Tidal from that app as well (Spotify too but I am enjoying exploring all the MQA content on Tidal).