Like many, the dream started early in life. As an early teen, was always into HiFi and surround and have long desired those beautiful blue meters, even got them tattooed on my calf’s - yes that is real. Fast forward to turning 50 and decided to simplify my system, going back to 2-channel and dusting off the old vinyl… Yes, I was able to keep it simple. Yes, I blew my budget. Yes, it sounds amazing and well beyond my expectations. No, I cannot see see a hifi surround system in my future - ever again - maybe a dumbed down but not HiFI. Hope you enjoy…
Oh, and the custom built cabinet was designed by me for this specific equipment and built by Tomfoolery from Kent, Wa. It’s made of solid walnut. The feet are custom made from hot rolled steel. The three bottom drawers perfectly hold a bundle of albums. The smaller top drawers support turntable cleaning tools, cable box, and a reserve of inner/outer album sleeves. Why custom? I knew this was the equipment I would have for the next 20+ years so wanted to to fit perfectly, to my room and for the equipment - its not easy finding a 24” deep cabinet to support 100lbs of MA12000 - haha
I love it! I had a local craftsman build me a pair of custom side tables that would accommodate the size and weight of my Mac receiver, but it’s not to the level of yours. What a beauty! And a suggestion on the tattoo, have you considered using radioactive tritium to get the blue glow? Lol
Oh man, I bet this sounds plump and juicy. Im so impressed by these virtual systems I see here and yours is no exception. Im a fan of Tannoy and I bet those sound awesome with Mac. Those tats are awesome as well.