Music has been my mistress as long as I can remember, beginning with spinning Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong discs as a small child before going on to pick up the trumpet myself in third grade, then studying at Oberlin Conservatory. I still play trumpet(s). In addition, I attend as many concerts as possible. I've focused on buying classical and jazz recordings, but have a smattering of rock and folk music as well.
My own system has morphed to fit the size of the room, which is 20' x 36' x 8'11" and features double sheetrock with green glue, studs floated on the floor and ceiling, bass traps in the front corners, a cork floor over concrete, and extensive diffusion and damping in the ceiling itself. I also installed an active grounding rod surrounded by an electrolytic slurry that is tied to an Isoclean breaker box that features 32 amp breakers and runs 10 dedicated lines to the stereo.
CDs (and SACDs) and vinyl. I favor a big, airy, and refined sound.
My system has been centered around the Magnepan 20.1. I'm currently switching between the Magnepan and the superb Wilson Maxx 3 loudspeaker. I use a custom four-chassis Tom Tutay tubed crossover to run it actively in either bi-amp or tri-amp configuration and improved bracing with the Mye stand. Other equipment includes Classe Omega mono blocks and VTL Wotan amplifiers; Messenger preamplifier and phono stage with tubed power supply; Continuum Caliburn turntable with Cobra tonearms; JL Audio Gotham subwoofers; Isoclean Supreme Focus power cords; and Jena Labs cabling.