From Paul and pretty much my history. I’ve now reverted to homemade loudspeakers and old pro audio components for amplification and I even use EQ in my system and it works great. Of course, its vintage EQ. I mix that in with a modern day turntable, cartridge, phono stage , DAC and tube preamplifier, so I run a system that is a combination of technologies and it pleases me greatly.
Oh…and I do have custom cables, but except for one I’m probably about to buy, I don’t use anything particularly fancy here either.
If we ever move from this house, I’m going t hate moving the speakers….Amp too….
When we didn’t care
In the late seventies and early eighties, we didn’t care about cables. There were none to care about.
And, we had great systems. Jaw droppers that opened new vistas for those upgrading from the ordinary to something extraordinary.
We managed just fine without expensive cables. Yet, when they were first introduced, our great systems got even better. Our horizons had been extended, like climbing a hill for the first time.
I am not picking on cables.
I just wanted to point out how great systems can be assembled even when you have less than perfect components.
Your setup may be humble. That doesn’t mean it cannot be great.