Hello John. Welcome to AOS.
You made me laugh with your 'AA meeting' comment. You could be closer to the mark than you think.
Have a look around the site. I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you.
Feel free to join in any chat that appeals to you. The members are a friendly lot.
Enjoy the forum,
Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!