I'm trying to figure out how to summarize this stuff. My system changes a lot because I'm ever distracted by shiny pennies, but some underlying themes exist: I like to DIY I like old, heavy turntables I like passive preamplifiers I like single-ended tubes (or valves) I like efficient speakers I like the whole KISS concept My system's just a little bit off the beaten path. Flea-powered tube amplifiers producing just a few good watts, esoteric DIY stuff, idler turntables, giant horns. I listen at low volume, prefer jazz at this point. The stuff (click through for threads with more pictures and information): Vinyl stuff Skele-208: Phonostage is a Herron VTPH-1MC or a Bottlehead Seduction with step up transformers. Preamp is a passive job, built around S&B TX-102 transformers: Amplifiers are single ended EL84 monoblocks that I built. Speakers are based on Edgarhorns. Here are the best pictures of how it currently all comes together. When I brought the speakers in, I had to rearrange the room kind of radically and everything got stacked on whatever was convenient. I still haven't found a good solution for the stack - I'm still looking for a good "stand" or rack for it all. Oh, and the giant rack thingy that you see on the right side of the second picture is no longer there.