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Very happy with this system. I think the components are well matched and the analogue section is especially well tuned. My tastes are pretty eclectic — I listen to a lot of rock, punk, R&B etc. and it all sounds fantastic. At some point, I'll do some power upgrades? Any suggestions recos would be great.
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    • Harbeth HL-C7
    Foundation stands
    • Michell Engineering Gyro SE
    • AudioMods Series Five Tonearm
    • Ortofon Quintet Black S Phono Cartridge
    • Tom Evans Audio Design Microgroove+ X mk II
    • Naim Audio Supernait 2-DR
    • Naim Audio DAC-V1
    • OYAIDE ACROSS 750 RR
    Interconnects
    • Essential Sound Products A/V Power-Flow Pro
    Power cable for the Supernait 2
    • Apple Mac Mini
    Roon + Tidal
    • Custom Equipment Stand
    • Tellurium Q Black
    Speaker Cables

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System edited: I have made a few updates since first posting.

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128x128
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System edited: System update: I mounted the turntable to the wall — really happy with the result. It had a much bigger impact on the sound than I thought it would. I was trying to eliminate foot fall vibrations mostly by mounting it to the brick support wall and was successful in getting rid of pretty much all vibration. The result was increased clarity, better stereo imaging and overall solidity. Probably the least I have spent for the biggest improvement in sound. Looks sweet too!

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128x128
Owner
These are all really interesting suggestions — I'll check them out for sure. I think I found a nice heavy duty wall mount for the turntable on ebay. Thanks for responding and let me know what you think of the Mac tweak.

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128x128
Owner
I have to admit that past a certain point I have trouble hearing a big difference in DACs… But I like the idea of warming up the digital sound with the tube output. I'll definitely look to listen to the Line Magnetics. Thanks

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128x128
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Keithtexas - I can see how cleaner power could help the amp for sure, but not sure I'm with you on the Mac Mini suggestion (it's going USB out to the dac.) Do you have this? Let me know what you thoughts are. Thanks!

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128x128
Owner
Thanks for all the feedback — great suggestions to look into.

Bojack, I like the the clearaudio setup a lot. The one thing is that the floating tone arm "wobbles" with vibration, it's much more noticeable than my previous turntables, but easily fixed with proper isolation I imagine. The turntable itself is very solid and convenient to use. The cartridge is very dynamic, with great low end and low mid.

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128x128
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System edited: Forgot to add the phono stage…

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