I've been thinking of setting up an all mono audiophile system. I'm guessing that getting rid of the "mix" could be one step closer to audio perfection. I have no real idea what considerations were made back when people did this.
Tubes are an obvious necessity. (because I like tubes). Maybe one of the amps in the closet like a jolida 60W or a Houston 75W or the McAlister which I haven't yet repaired. (needs speaker posts replaced).
Some sort of speaker. Could be bi or tri-amped. Should probably be big and most likely DIY. Active or passive crossover if bi or tri-amped?
Subwoofer or just a real big bass speaker, not sure. I don't think they used to use "subwoofers".
A source. A CD player and a somewhat cheap turntable to start.
Any input is appreciated! If you know how it used to be done that is a plus but any ideas will get me started.