I like listening to classical music and my friend who is an expert in hifi system recommended me a system, which I like very much and has been enjoying music with it.
At present my system set up is as follows:
Marantz SA-14 SACD player on Goldmund cones
Musical Fidelity A-3 CD player on BDR Mk 4 cones
Bryston 4B SST Silver
Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home
SA-14 to preamp - DIY pure silver balance and RCA
A3 to preamp - Z2 Au/Au RCA
Preamp to Amp - DIY pure silver balance
SonicArt, silver coated copper cables
SA-14 - AFA Zeus II A-3 - AFA Zeus II
Preamp - JPS Lab
Amp - SonicArt
Castle PLF-200, power amp connects direct
The charateristics of this system is neutral. However, good recordings will sound good on this system while the bad ones will sound horrible. This system serves me well, especially for classical music like symphonies and concertos. Female vocals are not so sweet. Sound stage is not that wide and deep. So far I am quite happy with this set up and is unlikely to upgrade for quite a while.