When you have the money and you just want the stereo to step aside for the Music.
These components are not cheap, but they are the best. Each in its own right can comfortably take on anything the world has or will ever produce and together, it simply is elevated to the point where the synergy allows the components to be invisible. You just hear the band in your room.
Starting with the turntable, we have the Kuzma Stabi M, a 150+ pound monster which is totally inert and isolated from both outside and internal vibration. Engineered to perform without fault, Kuzma is also understands regular people and that's why this world reference has the simplest creature comforts - a dust cover that doesn't ruin the sound but keeps dust off! and a remote control so you can sit down and not miss the beginning of your favourite track. The frequently reviewed "world's-best" 4-Point tonearm is unique in the history of tonearms and has both stability and dynamics which are unparalleled. The cartridge is also the world's best My Sonic Lab Signature Platinum. MSL makes many of the other really expensive cartridges as an OEM so you can bet that you're getting the special sauce when you go to the source. Simply, this cartridge will make you cry tears of joy. It is completely emotionally engaging and technically perfect. It is unlikely that sound replay will ever progress beyond the retrieval of this cart.
Onto the amplifiers, the Accuphase C-3850 is the world's best preamp and in addition to having zero noise, error or colouration of any kind, has all the features that any person could ever need. Perfect transparency and musical engagement and no compromise on function? That's why you buy the best. The signal continues to the two Accuphase A-75 mono Class A power amps. Class A is simply the best sound and when using one per channel, each can operate at its full potential with a mix of absolutely purity and naturalness, but iron-fist power and dynamics.
The final piece is the Harbeth Monitor 40.2, which in the world of $100k+ speakers is an absolutely steal - there is nothing better at any price when set up correctly and powered by the best electronics. Truly full range with unforced dynamics, warmth and infinitely layered detail. Pin-point soundstaging and naturality with no fatigue. Suitable for concert level volume and dynamics if you have the room - ideally 18 x 24 or thereabouts.
To put it simply, the recording studio that made your favourite records did not have a system as good as this.
Accuphase C-3850 Preamplifier
2x Accuphase A-75 Power Amplifiers
Kuzma Stabi M Turntable with 4 Point Tonearm and My Sonic Lab Signature Platinum Cartridge
Accuphase C-37 Phono Preamp
Harbeth Monitor 40.2 Speakers