This week, my partner Sara and I went on a road trip to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Through a series of fortunate events, we ended up meeting Michael Elliott (retired electronics designer) and buying some used equipment from him. This is really exciting because, after 40+ years of collecting music and owning modest systems, my best system to-date has been Denon AVR-3801 receiver and Elac Debut B6 bookshelf speakers. In the span of just a few hours of time with Michael, demoing the Aria electronics and Meadowlark speakers and hearing how magic they sound in combination, that "my best system to-date" statement has been transformed significantly. It's going to be at least a few weeks before I get this equipment set up in our home. First we are going to re-arrange our living room to accommodate and showcase the new system, as the current configuration isn't sufficient. There's also a significant learning curve for me to acquire knowledge and understanding, because this will be my first system that uses: tubes XLR balanced cables separate preamp/line stage and monoblock power amplifiers outboard power supply for the preamp three-way speakers My requests of this community: Does anyone have PDFs of manuals for any of this equipment? Or if you have paper manuals, could you scan as PDFs or make paper photocopies and mail to me? (Michael offered to put me in touch with some people to help me track those down, but I thought I'd check here first.) Any configuration, setup, usage, or positioning advice is appreciated. I will take it all into consideration, but will be working within the limitations of the room, and our desire that the room will have good "flow" and will remain inviting and a livable space. So there will inevitably be compromises and limitations. So, here's what I have (photos below): Aria Audio WV5 XL line stage and phono stage (MM/MC) Aria Audio WT350 LS monoblock power amplifiers, tube hybrid design (350 watts per channel) Meadowlark Audio Heron i speakers Michael said that these particular Aria Audio components were used during research and development back in the day, so the insides are almost certainly not standard "stock." But they likely are what he wanted them to contain and sound like for his personal system. So they may be even more "advanced" or experimental than the gear he was designing and servicing before Aria Audio shut down. All speculation, of course. (I didn't ask too many details, being so transfixed by what I was hearing, and enjoying our conversation aside from talking about the gear.) What matters most to me right now is that they sounded so transparent and revealing and holographic. He said Pat McGinty gave him the Meadowlark Heron i speakers, and they were his main system speakers for years, so they're well-used and well-loved, with some superficial bruises and dings, but at 120 pounds each, these are well-built speakers that still seem to have a lot of enjoyment left in them.