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!
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.