I have got to ask this but first some context. Years ago I had the audiophile bug and was looking to work towards the ultimate system (constrained heavily by budget). However, I got to listen to a system at Sound Advice in Jacksonville Florida that had B&W 801 Matrix 3 speakers, Krell Class A amp, Krell Preamp, Krell CD player. With interconnects and speakerwires the system was about $23 k (20 years ago), and the speakers were only $6K of that. This was the most live (being there) presentation I have ever heard but it was so revealing that it made most of the CDs we brought with come up short - we could very much hear the limitations in the source recordings. Only a few CDs were recorded well enough to make the grade. Since my music tastes lie heavily in classic alternative this ended my desire to keep moving up - great mid-fi was my goal after that.
I purchased Kef Reference 103/4s with the Kef Kube 200 and augmented them with a Def Tech Powerfield 2500 sub - which blended perfect with the Kefs and was very musical. I wished I had been able to purchase the Kef Reference 105/3s which impressed me very much but was out of my price range at that time. I nver got to hear the 107s.
Now to my question. With current recordings, do heavily revealing systems limit what is worth listening too? Those with B&W 800 Diamonds, Kef Reference 207/2s, Wilson... combined with top of the line amps /preamps (Krell, Bryston, Classe etc.) - do you have to tailor your music to match your system?
Main Kef: Reference 205/2 & 202/2c, Surrounds: Kef XQ40, Velodyne Optimum 12, Integra DHC 80.3, Ayre K-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-103, Bryston 4Bsst2, Parasound Halo A31. Second B&W: 685 (3), CCM618, Def Tech Powerfield 1500, Onkyo TX-NR1008, Zone 2 Klipsch AW650.