My main speakers (which are fed by a Cherry Ultra) are a pair of Infinity RS 2.5s. Being 37 years old puts my speakers in the 'nostalgia' category. I have modded them a little by adding some film caps, silver fuses, Duelund resistors, eliminating the pots, and making the signal path shorter. I also braced the cabinet and put some stabilizing feet on them. They sound so good and are very pleasing to listen to. I maintain that the 2.5s are definitely not outdated in their sound. I do have a lot of 50's and 60's tube stuff, but the Cherry and 2.5's are a good match for my ears.
I had considered a reel-to-reel, but I'm into convenience and like to have the music I want to hear ASAP. I have two turntables, but TT's are not convenient, so they get little use. My computer supplies what I want to hear, does the job quickly, and keeps playing for hours on end. I don't like to have to work at playing music or be interrupted when an album ends. I just want to hear the music and hear it sound good.
I do have some nostalgic looking amps (Pilot 246 & 248, Voice of Music 1448, Bogen DB112, Fisher 100's, Fisher 400's, and many more), but it's the great sound I get when I rebuild and modify these amps that causes me to keep them. You just can't replace good sounding 'old' stuff. Being almost 60 years old the amps still sound wonderful and they look cool, definitely retro. People can't believe the good sound that comes out of them.