I downsized my system about a year ago. Since then I’ve made a few modest adjustments, getting a Rega Planar 8 to replace the 6, swapping the Fraim for a simpler and smaller Isoblue, and swapping a NAT 05 for an 02, enabling me to get the Neo off the floor and satisfying my desire for tidiness.
It’s been lovely having something that sits in the corner and doesn’t draw attention to itself. I’ve been buying a few LPs too. A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s brilliant debut arrived today - on limited clear vinyl - and last week I bought an Eddi Reader album at Eddi’s concert and she very kindly signed it for me. You can’t sign a download!
So a year on it’s all good. The ‘little’ system has kept me happy through the traumas of the last year, and given pleasure way beyond my expectations. Small really can be beautiful!