All but the Bluetooth adapter gotten used/demo from this and the other site. What a great way to shop! Everything came in great shape and works well. This is my second pair of MA speakers and I've been delighted both times. I know lots of folks are into vinyl and tubes, but as an elderly man I remember all too well the pops and crackles of vinyl and the frequently crashing tubes. I'm happy with this and only look forward to getting a solid streamer. To paraphrase the Talmud--Who has the best system? the person who is happy with what he has!

Room Details

Dimensions: 12’ × 12’  Small
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Monitor Audio PL100 II
    Stand mount, great sound. Work beautifully in this small, irregularly shaped room. Got them half-price/used from Spain, less that a year old. What a find.
    • Hegel Rost
    Integrated amp. Smooth sound. Plenty of power for my needs. Fine DAC.
    • PSB 450 Subwoofer
    Definitely makes the windows rattle and the floor shake on heavy duty classical.
    • T+A 1260 CD player
    Like everything else in this system, 1/2 price or less used. Works great, with some functions I can't even understand!
    • Mr. Speaker Ether headphones
    Incredible sound. Might well be the last headphones I ever buy.
    • Audioengine B1--Bluetooth adapter
    I'm sure not as good as a real streamer, but really not bad at all for getting Amazon HD and Idagio. I'll save up for the Cambridge streamer...

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to Linnie: I've been listening to recorded music seriously for over 60 years--starting with FM table radio and then lots of vinyl, a few years of cassettes, and now cds and streaming. I feel enormous gratitude for the composers, musicians, technical folks--everyone who makes this sustaining art form possible.


To Jhugg: 10 years ago when I got my first taste of real audiophile, my lesser system featured MA GX-50. (I got B and W cm 9 for my 'big' system). I heard several stand mount in the same price range. The MA were physically the smallest but just seemed to blow the others away. 
The PL 100II I got unheard five years later--they were on sale here for 1/2 price less than a year after coming out. I heard 6 speakers as I shopped around, and except for ones that retailed for 24k but were demo for 12, nothing seemed all that great. So I took a chance and was completely satisfied.