I've posted a few things here and there over the last year about my evolving 2-channel system. Well, I'm finally to a point where I'm happy. The system was recently moved to a new room as we are making room for our baby (due in November). The system looks more at home now, and sounds better too (corner loading helps the Monitor 5A deliver a little better bass response).
My vinyl playback components are also finalized: I finished changing the tonearm on my Alexandria and did the maintenance kit upgrade, which replaces the springs, bushings, sleeves, and dampeners with new, better designed parts. New bearing oil is also part of the kit. What a difference! I am completely happy with this setup now. Rumble? What's that? Surface noise? Pushed way down! Distortion? None to speak of. Now its time to listen instead of worrying about upgrades! Well, maybe a moving coil cartridge sometime down the road...
I've updated my system showcase with a bunch of new pictures, in case anyone is intersted. (EDIT: This is now outdated. Updates to the showcase are on the way)