For various reasons (children, job, etc.) I have only just started listening seriously again to the system I have been using casually for the last 20 years or so. My system looks a bit like an early-1980s time capsule (when it was bought new, and for a while used seriously): ARC SP-8/D90 preamp and amp, Linn Sondek tt w/ Fidelity Research 64fx arm, (new) Benz MC20E2L cartridge, Maggie IIA speakers, and whatever cabling and interconnects were of similar quality "back then." I must admit that the system still sounds quite musical to me, with some "blur" in the sound staging, which of course could trace to any link in the chain. The most obvious "improvements" would be either re-tubing and possibly upgrading (via better caps, etc.) the ARC equipment, or making basic upgrades to the Linn. On the other hand, as I said, it sounds pretty good right now as it is. So: would you wait until something starts to fail before making changes, jump in now, and if so, with which first steps? Thank for your thoughts.