An evolving system from past decade, with the Rega turntable, Almarro integrated, and Klipsch Heresy speakers being three foundational supports throughout.
This is my second set of Klipsch Heresy speakers-- sold a really nice set of 1980s Heresy II for space reasons (replaced with the small Rega bookshelf speakers). The Rega set never came to life for me (powered either with Almarro or the Dayens), so I eventually carved out more space and replaced with the current 1978 Heresy pair. They arrived with the custom white paint job and mirror stands-- I love them.
System located in small listening "nook", but also provides great music for the larger "railroad" style apartment.
At the moment, I'm using the Dayens as an occasional headphone amp (modified by another Audiogon user). I do also have an older Dynavector P75; I rotate the between various combos possible with two sets of integrated and phono preamps, but do always come back to the current all-analogue setup.
My listening seems to mostly include 1960s / 1970s chamber jazz + the parallel music that was being recorded in Italian studios for film soundtracks + "loft" disco / early electronic music.
Next steps: trying some new valves, and perhaps upgrading to Ortofon Blue? The current OM5E was bought a year ago as a very budget replacement for my old worn Dynavector 10x5. But I'm very happy with the sound; maybe don't mess with a good thing?
Meanwhile I do also have been meaning to order new Bob Crites crossover / caps for the Heresy speakers. Does not seem strictly necessary to my ears now, but probably a good 10 year maintenance idea?
I owned a pair of Heresies after a Klipsch fanatic friend convinced me to get them. I never quite warmed up to them, but eventually got a pair of Cornwalls, which I liked a lot--and then sold/traded them back to the Klipsch fanatic. I suspect I never really gave the Heresies a proper setup, and I'll bet the Almarro amp is a crucial component.
Really cool little space, it looks great I would think the Crites crossover would be more a good low cost way to improve your sound rather than just maintenance. Also rolling better tubes into that Almarro would pay immediate dividends.