Originally Posted by commsysman
I have Master's degrees in electrical engineering and physics and have been striving to come up with the best-sounding system I can afford for over 30 years.
I don't think I have any lack of scientific knowledge, or subjective experience either.
Would you like to name a system in the same price range that you consider superior in sound quality?
I do not matter whatever degree you have, you clearly don't understand how the brain works with consciously and unconsciously expectations.
Personally I would take those 30K and spend something like this:
*Around 3000-3500 on a pre-amp, 2 power amps, DVD/CD player and 1 crossoverfilter.
*18-19K on main speakers (my choice Ino audio i32s) and 4 basmodules (ino audio profundus Y-4)
*9K-7,5K on acoustic treatment.
This will, without a doubt, destroy all subjective system (= spending much on stuff that don't matter audibly and without any acoustic treatment).