Description

Needing to snap some pics for insurance purposes, I thought I would post my system in its temporary surroundings. A major home renovation has the family living in temporary digs and my listening room has seen a bit of a compromise. Say what you will about the positioning of my speakers, subs, and even how my gear is housed on my garage-made media cabinet...this is what I have to work with for the time being. The sound diffusers are also garage made. Despite it all, the sound is still unbelievably sublime!
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Room Details

Dimensions: -18’ × 14’  
Ceiling: 9’


Components Toggle details

    • Aric Audio Motherlode Preamp
    The original Motherlode and first Aric built in an attempt to recreate TRL's, The Dude. He succeeded, and then some!
    • WoodSong Audio Garrard 301
    Completely rebuilt/restored by Chris featuring a mahogany plinth, Ortofon 12" arm, Ortofon SPU MC Cart, 60hz(rare) strobed platter with strobe light
    • Found Music IC's, Power Cable, and Speaker Cable
    • Hegel HD-30
    • Manley Steelhead
    • Coda Model 16
    • JL Audio F112 V2(2)
    • TAD Compact Evolution 1

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Owner
Grateful for the kind comments! The Aric Audio/Coda combination represents the pinnacle of my solid state amp/tube preamp pairings. Dead quiet, expressive, and a joy to listen to for hours on end. Previously I had both the Pass Labs XA60.8 and XA160.8 with the Pass XP20 preamp and I was underwhelmed beyond describe. I then worked with Aric to create The Motherlode and the Pass amps sounded much better(the Pass preamps really are the most anemic and unexciting preamps I have heard). Having an older Coda Model 11, I bought the Model 16, sold the Pass and never looked back. 

laaudionut

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How do you like the Aric Coda combination? Is it a mechanical quiet pairing ?
Really like your system, if your space works, it works ;-)

gryphongryph

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Fantastic system and great looking room and that 301 is to die for. But love it all the TAD's the Manley/Aric/Coda combo thanks for sharing!

jond

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Owner
Thank you! The 301, and this one in particular, is special in every aspect...stated with some bias.

laaudionut

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Really like your 301.

whitefishpoint1175

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