some of the systems I had for a while when I worked for some top UK manufacturers
v.nice system you had there. you worked for tag maclaren? did they change the design much when they took over audiolab? mate of mine had a full audiolab set up not long before mclaren bought them up. he was going to "upgrade" to the newer stuff but in the end we both preferred the sound of what he had so he didnt bother. we are both tannoy dual concetric only on the speaker front so he had a pair of d700 front and 611 rear. that was so sweet to listen to, but no way i could ever afford that level so it kind of spoilt me a bit.
i've got a rotel amp array, 4x970 powers in monoblock for the front with a rotel av doing the pre and surround, tannoy 663 front 605 rear, no cd player anymore, plugged into a laptop/usb soundcard, modded thorens td155 turntable with a rb300 arm. its all sooo midrange lol
my setup bitd at university/on the dole was car bot special but its amazing what you could get back before ebay. pride and joy though was a home made twin 12" music driver subwoofer that used to be a kitchen cabinet. was a 2 man job to move it, got alot of complaints about the noise..