Music and hi-fi's my main pastime really, esp. now I'm too ill to do much wild camping.
CD player: Theta transport, Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista valve DAC
Amp: Pathos Twin Towers valve-mosfet hybrid
Speakers: Alon Lotus Elite Signature
It's a lovely sounding system in a smooth, natural kinda way - doesn't really have a 'Hi-Fi sound' which I find is often a bit like sonic-pyrotechnics at the 'high end'.
The speakers are superb and too good for the rest of the system really, - you can hear every tweak and inadequacy down-stream. They were the Hi Fi Plus magazines review pair and I got em for under 1/4 full price (over 8K new) ..a very interesting design with open baffle mid and treble: http://www.alonspeakers.com/reviews/lot ... 0403.shtml
It looks posh but just sounds very natural, even a bit boring initially. Instruments and voices sound realistic and it's extremely subtle. Copes well with every thing from Maria Callas to Meshuggah!
..My Pride and Joy!