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DCS Scarlatti clock CD Player pic
Avantgarde Trio pic
DCS Scarlatti pic
PS audio Premier Power Plant pic
Analysis plus Golden oval XLR Interconnect
Audio Magic Stealth XXX oyaide AC filter
Apogee Duetta signature2 Heavily modified pic
Virtual dynamics Revelation 2 Interconnect
Virtual dynamics Master LE Speaker cable
Oyaide SWO XXX/SWO GX Tweak
Acoustic Revive RR-77 Tweak
Sonic studio Amarra Tweak
Auralex Lenrd Bass traps Tweak
Weiss Medea plus
I have moved to a fully computer based set up as a source. No transport and none of those shiny disks any more.
The system has an open, huge soundstage, with very clean, tight bass that dives deep into two figure Hz.
The sound is very powerful and dynamic. Extremely detailed, but still warm, musical and believable and easy to listen to. With the right recording a reach out and touch holographic image and soundstage is possible.
I have been through quite a lot of equipment. I am and was a huge Audio Research fan for years, and I used their tube monos/preamps with great happiness.
I have pretty much always had planar speakers until recently. So I needed powerful amps to drive Magnepan2.6R/3.6R and Apogee Diva/Duetta sig etc.
I have moved to high sensitivity speakers in the form of the Avantgarde Trios now. This has enabled a move to very low powered SET amplifiers which has been great fun.
I have been searching for equipment that keeps the music free of colour and true to the recording. I believe you choose your source for its sound. The rest of the equipment should let the source do its magic as much as possible and get out of the way of the music.