Long time music listener - tastes range from 70s rock, to classical music to female vocals. Last few years I have been sharing music ideas around with my 22y daughter - she loves what I like and I like what she likes. Keep me relatively up to date. Laura Marling Semper Femina for example playing in the background right now for example.
Over the years my HiFi setup has seen many iterations (some distinctly LoFi it has to be said). Current setup is all digital with DIY NAS feeding (via ethernet) a DIY renderer based on a fanless Mini-ITX board with SSD, Sotm and Paul Pang parts. The renderer uses JRiver and Win10 (with non essential services turned off).
That feeds a Chevron non oversampling DAC and from there to a Tisbury passive pre-amp and then to two power amps. One power amp is a Radford Revival STA25 (thanks Will Moores) and the other a Baldwin 405 clone (DIY guy from Sussex). Speakers are (in main living room) a pair of PMC LB1 Signatures and the other (in back room) a very old pair of Accoustic Research bookshelves. Previous speakers in main room were a pair of Harbeth of HL5ES (recently sold). Switching is via a 4 way DIY switching box made by Paul Baldwin.
My aim is to obtain a transparent 'organic' non fatiguing sound which the current setup I think achieves. Immediate plans are to go for an active preamp and maybe upgrade to the latest Chevron DAC (if I can get Colin to give me a nice price. ).
In a few months time I hope to open up a completely new room (where WAF will not be such an issue) and have my eyes on some Celestion a3s.