I just discovered AVA. Honestly I'm pretty torn - do I wait until the tube amp is back in stock, do I splurge on monoblocks, is a 60wpc control amp going to be enough volume if I'm down the hall. I want to build a great sounding 2 channel system. I have been considering various components for over a year and now I am looking for some suggestions. I have been impressed with the helpfulness and overall comradery of the participants of this forum. (I will be using Polk RT800i or Polk LSiM 703 until I get better speakers.)
budget 3-6k for components and speakers.
Mostly CD's, a few hundred gigs of ripped CD's (mostly lossless rips of my own collection) with streaming to be added at some point. I don't have the room or budget to start a vinyl collection unfortunately.
Genre - I listen to mostly rock, blues, punk, metal, but I have lots of classical, EDM, trance, and many other genres.
Positioning - I tend to move around while I listen to music - working on projects, doing physical therapy, housework, geeking out with my SG and JCM900, or singing along like an idiot. Music is participatory in my life.
Quality - need it to last, I've got maybe 20 years left.