"I have the best system in the world!" An Audiophile's Journey


I had long been a die-hard agnostic when it came to high-end audio cabling, magic fuses, nanotechnology rhodium outlets, and products with purported anti-vibrational properties. After all, I have a degree in electronics from the Teccart Institute. I can’t be fooled into believing such nonsense!
I have the best system in the world! — PMA (pmamedia.org)
artemus_5
It's nice to hear a seasoned and reasoned audiophile remain open to the possibilities of sound. Looking forward to his next chapter. I don't know if he has the best system in the world but his listening room must rank up there with the best.

All the best,
Nonoise
"500 LPs at 16"
At that age, I had about 20 Memorex tapes.
He certainly has an amazing room! Be You Te Full!
It's not the first time I heard that people with some formal training in electronics are skeptical of things such as cabling. From my limited understanding as to why cables work, I would have thought of all people, engineers would be most inclined to realize that they do work.
Looks like a very good sounding system.

What! No cable thingies suspending all the expensive wire? It must be driving some crazy. 

I like the LP selection in the back of the room. Interesting diffuser in the front. Why are these all these  serious rooms uninviting? I'd be ready to leave after a few tunes(probably GREAT sounding tunes)

I guess I'm more of a beautiful living room with a view, listen  while looking at great art/plants kind of guy.
My guess is that Part II will be this fellow's "golden ears" validation of more Flat Earth science! Like there isn't enough of this already on here! 
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The depth of his speaker appear deeper than the height of many tall towers.

Does anyone know the make and model of them, I did not see it perusing the article?
" My guess is that Part II will be this fellow’s "golden ears" validation of more Flat Earth science! Like there isn’t enough of this already on here!"


As if you are in any way, shape or form qualified to critique the guy. SMH

Get over yourself "genius"
OP thanks for sharing - a very insightful dude.

Jim
As if you are in any way, shape or form qualified to critique the guy. SMH

Get over yourself "genius"
Just the norm for @jasonbourne52. Nothing to see here....
Refreshing article.

I admire his willingness to continue to experiment and to continue to learn.

If only we ALL could be a little more like that.

That system and room look absolutely fantastic.

List your entire system we will be the judge.HELLO!
"The depth of his speaker appear deeper than the height of many tall towers.

Does anyone know the make and model of them, I did not see it perusing the article?"

The speaker brand is Peak Consult - the model is Dragon
Looking at this system it may be expensive but nothing in that room I would consider best of , I am sure it sounds very good ,but after hearing $$ Million dollar systems the sky is the limit 
I have been in audio over 40 years and owned a Audio store and owned exceptional 6 figure audio systems . It should sound great 
for That much money , but $$ does not guarantee Synergy either.
I find it much more challenging , as well as rewarding to find great
products of far less monies , and even modding high quality used products which can bring exceptional results and save $$.
Nice article and a site I wasn't familiar with thanks @artemus_5!
"I have the best system in the world!"
Utter nonsense. 


Gilles is pretty cool. The one thing that sticks out about his listening room is the vast amount of acoustic treatment. Indeed that is a MAJOR part of any truly satisfying listening experience. Sadly too many listeners here rely mostly only on top of the line equipment. I cannot afford top of the line equipment but I do have great acoustic treatment and the results are outstanding. Pay attention to Gilles and you may further enhance your audiophile journey. Thanks artemus_5 for posting that.
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I freely admit being completely jealous.  Wow.  
And if he has put that much effort into such a beautiful space and system, he should believe he has the best system in the world, meaning there is nothing he wants to change. End Game.  So yes, green with envy here.
Thanks OP. 
Well after looking at that room/system, I guess mine is second best... (joking)
Sweet room and system.

Happy Listening!
Enjoy your system…but not for me: “the best in the world”:don’t like the sound of McIntoch: there are a lot of better, “natural “-sound systems. VAC, Ear Yoshino, Nagra, Wavac,…
I have the best system in the world because it’s mine and I love it and the joy it brings me every time I sit down and spin vinyl or CDs, it sounds great. It definitely isn’t as best as Gilles but it does the business for me. Great to see where the madness can take us all with time and money, would love to sit and hear it.
Please read what @dabel wrote before criticizing the title of the article. 

There used to be a Peak Consult Dragon speaker for sale here but it looks like it is gone now. There goes our chance to replicate his room :-)
From my limited understanding as to why cables work, I would have thought of all people, engineers would be most inclined to realize that they do work.

I’m an engineer and I believe in the benefit of cables because I’ve heard the effects with my own ears multiple times. Still don’t understand it. My hunch is that cable geometry plays a significant role, as does the type of metal and connector types.

What I have learned from working with other engineers is that there is a spectrum of attitudes when it comes to the unknown. On one extreme is the attitude of, “follow in the footsteps of others and become an expert in the known.” The benefit is that you have a high likelihood of success because doing what other successful people do will likely lead to success. The downside is that you probably won’t be the one to discover something new or come up with novel solutions. On the other extreme is the attitude of: “don’t follow in the footsteps of others and carve your own path.” The benefit is that you will be more likely to make discoveries and come up with novel, creative solutions. The downside is that you may be wasting time solving problems that have already been solved by others and that your creative solutions might not be as effective as the tried and true methods. There are benefits to both approaches. It should be pretty easy to see how these beliefs transfer to the audio hobby and relate to buying decisions. I’m more in the later camp. I know I’ve wasted a lot of resources trying to figure things out myself but I’ve also achieved degrees of synergy that I wouldn’t have achieved if I was in the former camp. 
What’s up with that haircut? Can’t relate. I feel the same looking at the room. Both need a visual makeover.  
Your ears, your system. Congrats.
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One thing for sure ... he has a nice start on the record collection.