Re: best system for senior classical music listener
graniterocks, the system you recommend takes me about $1000 over budget, but if moving turns out to cost less than I anticipate, it may fall into my price range. How is the longevity of those components? Do the companies have good records for longevity? I do not want to repurchase, and I am willing to pay more up front to get something which, after set up and after I have learned how to use it, I can simply turn on for at least the next decade.
I am heartened by your comments re hearing loss. Concert and audiencees tend to be almost wall to wall seniors, and they seem to get great enjoyment from attendance. Trust me, after age 55 or thereabouts, most of us have gotten over going out "to be seen". We leave that to the young up and coming professionals.