I gotta tell you that Lou's Apollo's continue to amaze. I recently upgraded my vinyl front end, including a set of WyWires phonocables to link it to the rest of my system. Throughout the set up, breaking in of the cartridge and cables, tweaking of the set up to maximize alignment parameters, etc. I could hear every subtle improvement. My system is REALLY singing right now--it seems like there are no limits to how good the sound can get. The Apollo's have to be right up there with the best of what is available and could form the basis of a high end system that would satisfy the most discerning music lover. Thanks Lou for all the effort and positive energy you put into your designs and for selecting partners (LTA, WyWires) that are operating in the same rarefied space in terms of SQ and value for money.