I'm a long time musician (primarily an electric and upright bassist) who stopped buying vinyl in '87. Thousands of CDs later, I abandoned that format and embraced streaming and downloaded files on my computer. About a year ago, I decided I needed a 'real' system. Currently, that consists of:
Magnepan .7s (my listening room is 10x13)
First Watt SIT-3
Mytek Brooklyn Bridge streaming DAC
Mobile Fidelity Ultradeck with Mastertracker Cartridge
I read The Absolute Sound, Stereophile, Audiogon Forum, and watch Steve Guttenberg's Audiophiliac channel. I'll read/watch anything related to Herb Reichart or Art Dudley.
Gigs are obviously few and far between due to Covid-19, so listening takes up more of my time. I prefer vinyl whenever possible but enjoy the endless supply of new/cheap streaming (Qobuz) finds. Then there's the seemingly limitless supply of live Grateful Dead shows... Jazz (50s->now), Classical (bias towards chamber and string quartets, Baroque through 1960s), Rock, pre and post war blues, Folk, Funk, Electronica., etc. Good music is good music! And, good for the soul.
I look forward to learning more and hopefully contributing to some conversations. I'm currently looking for a tube preamp (Audible Illusions M3B looks like the one!). Ultimately, I'd like to have an SET based system with either horns or maybe Tektons. And, a pair (or quad) of Quad 57s is very alluring.