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.
Forget the system, I am in love with custom shelving & ladder...lol! Gorgeous room with a beautiful system. The solution to your storage problem, rip bulk of your CD’s to a SSD. Buy something like Aurender ACS100, which offers upto 8TB of storage. I’ve been enjoying rips of over 800 CD’s into my Aurender and still kept about 200 plus CD’s (mostly Japanese) that are rare finds.
Woots, on the Martin Logan’s, I love the detailed resolution across the audio spectrum. When I listen to a 107 instrument Mahler symphony, I want to hear the flute, kettle drums and harps clearly at fortissimo without it becoming a sonic mess. The soundstage is huge and the MLs disappear.
Thanks for your comment mewsickbuff. Yes, I try to keep the room 'clean.' Fortunately my home is big enough where others may gather elsewhere, but I wouldn't call this a dedicated sound room or man cave with sun light.
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:(