I've been a member for a little while and thought I'd introduce myself. I from the Des Moines area in......wait for it.......Iowa. While I've been a music fan all of my life, i just got my first real system since a Pioneer receiver and CD player with a pair of Bose 301's in the 80's. I have put together a fairly budget system that I'm enjoying.
U-Turn Audio Orbit+ with an Ortofon OM5E
Brennan B2 Server 1TB
Peachtree Decco125 (using the built in DAC and phone pre)
Inexpensive big box store interconnects and speaker cables
Klipsch Heresy 1 (modded)
Old Klipsch subwoofer
While there are no high end audiophile components in the system, I like what I hear.That said, in my head I'm already mentally putting together my next system