I am trying to find the best preamp/amp and speaker combo to provide me with a lot of detail at low volume, i.e. I can hear the recording without going deaf trying to listen to it. Someone suggested Parasound Monoblocks. I have a big room (20 x 40) with Cathedral ceilings. I listen to just about everything, but mainly bluegrass (Bela Fleck, Allison Krause, Seldom Scene), jam bands (Dead, Widespread)and occasionally country.
Budget of about $12,000 to $18,000.