Evening you lot!
I'm from NZ originally, but in California I'm very much enjoying:
a) more people around who are into audio.
b) more people around who have more money than me who sell the things they've owned for five-and-a-half minutes only.
c) waves/white noise to reset myself with when I've been listening too long.
At the moment my gear is a mix of American (Von Schweikert, Pass Labs), British (dCS) and German (T+A).
The things that the gear plays for me: absolutely everything. I've not yet found a genre of tunes I don't like. Some just require a bit more digging...