In the spirit of things, I'll try to finish of the DC pics as quick as possible and this will be an interesting followup to JJ's last post. I'll start with a pic and then we can go on, or in the spirit of the net you can scroll on.
Enough on that and onto the last tidbit. I promise that this is the last post about this adventure until I return.
My live music reference from the listening sessions was the sound this soldering iron made when it hit the brass pot it resided in. Our reference cut had bells, gongs and assorted other organic sounds. When I placed the iron in the pot I would inevitably hit the side which made a pure tone with a decay that told me what an event in the room sounds like and how I would like reproduced events to sound.
Quad QA12/P Amplifier - This is pretty close to Quads first amplifier. I got to put my hands on one of these once very cool early British amplifiers. http://www.itishifi.com