it is in this regard that i give a lot of credit to designers like David Wilson who have managed to create a speaker that reproduces much of music very well, while remaining within a cubic area that fits in a lot more homes/spaces (not to mention its adjustability to those many homes/spaces).
Speaker: Wilson X1/Velodyne DD18+
Source: Zanden 4-Box Digital
Amps: CJ GAT/Gryphon Colosseum
Cable: SC:TA Opus 5 IC:TA RefMM2 PC:PAD25th/Sablon GCUber
16 Isolation 'Sandwiches': Under: HRS/Stillpoints/Auralex Top: HRS/Artesania/Entreq/FiniteElemente/EAT/90kg
Power/Ground/Shield: Dedicated 16A Lines/Furutech Outlet/Burmester948/NordostQX4 / Tripoint (TroySig+Thor) Entreq (Atlantis/Receivus/Everest/Wrap)
Room/Tube: Stillpoints Aperture / Amperex7308 Mullard(6922 6CA4 6X4) TeleE88CC
nice writeup Bonzo. i'd love a trip to Utah to hear the behemoths some day.
as much as I enjoy reading your stories, i'll make one suggestion though- audio shouldn't be that difficult, man. at some point you just have to step up and buy some gear and be happy. nobody can hear every iteration of analog for instance. too many variables involved and at some point its counterproductive. just relax and enjoy the music
Great report, Ked! I am in awe of the commitment you have made. I don't know of anything as informative as being afforded the opportunities to hear a series of great home systems. I think it is a smart investment and through your efforts to document it we all learn something and of course, are entertained.
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