Audiophile Recommendations - Home Sound System
I need to hear from the stereo gear audiophiles out there. This xmas, instead of blowing a bunch of money on more toys and gadgets for the kids (and each other) we took a vote. We're going to instead build a home entertainment system, complete w/ a new home audio system of some variety.
Our budget is not yet known but I'm curious what's available. I'd like to have another "rack" stereo system w/ a receiver, EQ, CD player, tape deck (you heard me right), a nice turntable, etc. Obviously I want great speakers, as well.
I'm *very* out of the loop on what's out there now and what is considered good audio equipment. What should I be looking for? Who's making the best stuff these days?