@airdronian , you had a VERY nice system at 15 years old, WOW!Ya never know around here.
I don't know that I've been off the beaten path too far. My system is looking more like the format I had when I was 15 now. TT, SS integrated, stand mount speakers, and the Mac Mini/RPi/DAC taking the place of the tuner.
My brief foray into an SE amp and OB speakers was an absolute failure. But at least I learned a few things.