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Einstein The Tube Mk II
Finite Elemente Pagode Master Reference
Jorma Prime Speaker cable
Halcyonics Micro 40 Tweak
Audio Note Balanced Kegons
Ortofon MC-90 Cartridge
Weizhi AC Line Filter Tweak
Stage III Zyklops Tweak
Stage III Minotaur Tweak
Ypsilon MC-16 Step up transformer
Ypsilon VPS 100 phono stage Tube preamp
Lurne Record clamp Turntable
Finite Elemente Cerabases Tweak
The system has evolved over a 20 year period and will probably continue to evolve. It is in a dedicated room that is approximately 19' by 27' by 10' with oak floors and oriental carpets. I also use a minimal number of diffusers on the wall behind the speakers and eight of the 16" ASC Tube Traps. The room has 5 dedicated circuits for the audio.
There have been a number of evolutionary changes over the last year, primarily with respect to the power cords, speakerwire and interconnect and one rather dramatic change, the replacement of the EMM Labs XDS1 with the Esoteric P-02/ D-02. This yielded lower noise and increased detail and bass control while maintaining the musicality of the EMM Labs. I would consider the Esoteric pieces breakthrough products. Funny how you sometimes deviate from your plans. My system seems to go through extended periods without major changes, then have a number at the same time. I do have my eyes on a new cartridge and perhaps a new preamp.