Responses from richiekess

Napping while listening
Freud, I believe wrote about the state between sleep and being awake. I often fall into that space and might go in and out of wake and sleep, while listening on my great rig. I have always thought it allowed me to experience things in ways that I ... 
High quality recordings any genre
Any Reference Recordings, Chesky Records, or Dorian Records, that you can get your hands on, you will be suprised at how great they sound.  
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
I have a pair of Albert Von Schweikert's Vortex Screens that I bought directly from Von Schweikert (who was the nicest person) in 1991. They still sound amazing. They were a great deal in 1991 and haven't degraded at all.  
Sat front row at the symphony...
I go to live concerts all the time. I think it's all a different sort of listening experience. Vinyl. Digital. Cans. Big speakers. A big concert hall, club, small chamber hall. Each one has its own merit. You cannot go to a hall and hear Leonard B... 
what are your top "audio bargins" in your system history?
Von Schweikert original Vortex Screens (bought in 1991) Blue Circle BC21 preamp (bought in 2000) McCormack DNA-1 Amp (bought in 1991)    
McCormack dna-1 upgrade or no
I've been mulling the upgrade path as well. I have a DNA-1 in excellent condition. Original owner. I think the amp is about 30 years old right now. Been looking to the basic upgrade from Steve, without the new base, but adding a new transformer. I... 
What stereo equipment do respected musicians listen to?
I know a bunch of audio engineers and record executives who love Von Schweikert speakers and McIntosh amps and pre-amps.