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    Addicted to Best! PeterA's Avatar
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    Sublime Sound

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    The room is 16' X 15' X 7.5" with minimal treatment as it also serves as our formal living room

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    Speaker positioning and listening location were optimized by Jim Smith with his RoomPlay service

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    Another view of the room. Built in 1790s, suspended pine floors, plaster and lathe walls.

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    Magico Mini 2, Pass Labs XA160.5, Transparent Audio Ref XL MM2 cables, custom Vibraplane/birch ply stand matches speaker aesthetics

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    SME 30/12A, V-12 arm, AirTight Supreme cartridge all on a Vibraplane isolation platform preloaded with 136lbs of steel ballast plate. 400lbs of black steel on top shelf of rack.
    Pass Labs XOno, XP-20 on Townshend Seismic Sink isolation platforms.
    Very rigid and stable DIY 17 ply birch rack with cherry legs to match speaker aesthetics


    I listen mostly to classical concertos, chamber and small group jazz and the occasional classic rock. Bach, Brahms and Beethoven, Chet Baker, Ray Brown, Shirley Horn, Johnny Hartman. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd.
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    My system link on WBF: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...-Sublime-Sound
    Analog: SME 30/12, SME V-12, My Sonic Labs Signature Gold, AirTight Supreme, VDH Colibri Platinum, MINT LP protractor
    Electronics: Pass Labs XA160.5 amp, XP-20 preamp, XP-25 phono, Cables: Transparent REF XL MM2,
    Speakers: Magico Mini II, Essentials: Jim Smith RoomPlay, 3 Vibraplanes, Dedicated circuits

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    Hi Peter!

    I'm glad you put up a gallery of your system. It looks amazing and you have a beautiful home. I'm also glad to read you are a LZ and PF fan.
    I love the smell of vinyl in the morning!
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    Very nice! Love those little Magicos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBFC View Post
    Very nice! Love those little Magicos!

    Lee
    Beautiful, aren't they?
    I love the smell of vinyl in the morning!
    John Adrian Spijkers - "Live Life! Leave A Legacy!"
    Dynavector DV20x2L - Genesis G7.1f - Marantz Reference PM KI Pearl - Nitty Gritty 2.5Fi - Oracle Paris Mk.V

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    What gorgeous photos - having been to Peter's home I can say that they do his room and system justice.

    And sublime is a great adjective and totally fitting of Peter's system.
    Speakers: Magico M-Project w/MPods Amplification: CAT JL7s (preamp and phono TBD)
    Analog: Kronos Pro Limited Edition / Black Beauty tonearm / Zyx Universe Premium, Ortofon A95
    Digital: Roon / dCS Vivaldi DAC/Upsampler
    Cables/Power: Kubala Sosna cables / Shunyata Denali 6000T, Sigma Zitron PC's / Furutech outlets
    Misc: Steve Blinn Designs rack & amp stands

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    nicely done Peter Very classy

    I'm also interested in your house which was built in the 1790's
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    Very nice! Very welcoming!
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    I visited Peter recently. His home is beautiful and the sound is killer good. Gotta love vinyl only systems. Peter has put a extreme amount of care into setup, tuning, vibration control and power delivery. Those Magico's sing in his room and really surprise you at the bottom end...you know, I didn't miss anything down low and the imaging is world class. Of course, the SME 30/12 makes a statement...hard to argue that it's not one of the 3 or 4 best tables anywhere at any price...
    Speakers: Rockport Altair 2
    Preamp: Robert Koda K10
    Amp: Nagra HD Amps
    Cables: Transparent Opus Gen 5 & Magnum Opus phono
    Power Transparent Opus, Opus Source Power Cords & Opus Power Isolators
    Power Shunyata DPC-6 v2
    Digital dCS Vivaldi full stack w/ Transparent Reference XL Digital cables
    Phono: Grand Prix Monaco TT, Spiral Groove Centroid, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement v2, Nagra VPS/VFS/MPS
    Racks: Grand Prix Audio Silverstone F1

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    What an amazing system and lovely setting to enjoy music. Well done!
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    Very nice, Peter. Very nice!

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    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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