You know, it really is a shame that this thread went the direction that it did. The guy who hijacked the thread says "hey, what do you expect?" and perhaps he is right. Unfortunately, the worst should be expected from a bunch of guys on the internet. What a great opportunity we had to discuss all of the great audio products out there and the opportunity we had to help assemble all of the gear into the same system. I do not remember having a chance like this to be involved in such an interesting way. Jeff, you should ask the moderators to close the thread. I wish you well in your pursuit of TWBAS and thanks for trying to involve us. Perhaps real audiophiles with only the best intentions can still email you their suggestions. I may never have the bankroll required to build a dream system so I will eagerly await your article.