As some of you may be aware, my local tip can turn up the most amazing things aside from bikes.
A couple of years ago it was a Meridian 207 CD, Pre and FM tuner with a Linn LK280 power amplifier.
This year it was a Garrard 401 and a couple of months later it was a Quad 405, 44 and FM3...
The Garrard sold earlier this year for an obscene (to me anyway) amount of money and the Quad stuff is just sitting there gathering dust.
I could make a nice hybrid surround/ two channel system as I have a very high quality pre/ processor, quality record player and some spare power amplification:
TAG McLaren Audio AV32R pre
Quad 405 main power amp
surround power amp, etc
and perhaps use the 44 as the phono stage?
Thing is, its a mish-mash of stuff, not pretty to look at despite sounding very good.
I mostly watch films these days so that at the moment is taken care of by a Denon AVR 3805 which is great for films but absolutely awful for two channel music...
Whaddaya think then? Liquidize my arsetts and then bemoan the loss of the Quad gear and crap two channel performance or make an ugly stick 'Hi-Fi' sound system?