I'm a classical music and opera zealot, and this is my temple of relaxation. Like everyone's temple, it's evolving. I have 9,000+ CDs. 95% are classical and opera, all handpicked performances and many out of print. In a closet: 4% cool jazz and west coast jazz, and 1% everything else. I don't do vinyl because only a fraction of the performances I want are available at reasonable prices, and most not available at all. Plus, not all vinyl beats all CDs with a decent DAC.
I caught the audiophile bug in the early '90s. My system has included Pass, Dunlavy, Meridian, JL subs, Melos, and Schitt. I've loved almost all of it. One day I shall convert my basement into a speakeasy, and reinstall my beloved Dunlavy and Pass system.
Very nice system and beautiful room! I love your CD storage rack utilizing your 11' ceiling. My Vinyl gets preferred treatment and stays inside my house so my CD's unfortunately have to stay in the garage:(