Digital Source: Taiko Extreme running Roon & TAS, PGGB files in library, Chord DAVE with Sean Jacobs ARC6 DC4 power supply; Audiowise SRC-DX with HFC CT-2 3D cables feeding DAVE; Audiowise DC Block on DAVE; separate headphone system centered around dCS Bartok
Analogue Sources: TW Acustic Raven One, Raven 10.5 tonearm; Miyajima Shilabe; Rega RP-8 and Rega RB-300 tonearm; Ortofon Cadenza Mono; Crayon phono stage with custom Paul Hynes power supply
Amp: Crayon CFA 1.2 integrated
Speakers: Devore Fidelity Gibbon X; HiFiMan HE1000 headphones (WyWires Platinum headphone cable)
Cables: Shunyata Omega USB, Sablon 2020 Ethernet; SOtM dCBL-Cat7 ethernet; HFC CT-1 Enhanced interconnect; Wywires Gold interconnect; Daedalus Wywires speaker cable
Power: Dedicated circuits with 10AWG wire and FIM 888 AC outlets; Shunyata Everest power conditioner; Shunyata Sigma v2 and Alpha v2 power cords; Sablon Prince power cord
Room Treatment: Stillpoints Aperture panels; A/V RoomService Metu panels; Acustica Applicata Diffusion Absorption Audio Device; Acoustic Revive RR-77 and other Schumann resonators
Other: Finite Elemente rack; Cerabase footers on rack; Stillpoints Ultra SS; Soundecks; IKEA Aptilig bamboo chopping boards; A/V Roomservice EVPs and CVPs; custom wall-mounted TT rack




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