Dedicated power lines feed the hospital grade hubbel connectors.
Do have upgraded power cords and some decent innerconnects along with some speaker cables which I'll call glorified zip cord.
The stand is now 2" cherry.
A Fanfare Ft-1a tuner is now a part of the system.
My original CD players bit the bullet. Have been planning to transfer my CD's to a computer for playback so used the opportunity to get the DAC needed for such an undertaking. Took my Oppo DVD player and hooked it up to the DAC via a Blue Jeans toslink cable.
The mini-mac acting as a music server has been added.
Let's see it is four years since my last update... nothing has changed except idiot (me) has learned I can control the Macmini's output signal. Changed the output to 96kHz (all music is Apple lossless) that the Xciter receives. WOW!
My system sounds exponentially better.
For a set of smallish speakers 🔊 n a small environment I could not be happier.
System edited: Changed stand... custom made 2" cherry Added a Fanfare tuner which is fed by a ST-1 antenna. CD player started having issues and since going to a MAC computer based music library was in the cards and an appropriate DAC was going to be needed added a Cary Audio Xciter DAC. Grabbed my Oppo 980H DVD player and Blue Jeans toslink and married the group together. I'm shocked at how well it sounds. More harmony in the heartland...
System edited: The equipment rack went from an Adona stand to a stand of my design (which if I had it to over again would be modified) made out of 2" cherry wood. I cannot believe a deceit tuner is worth the money. It is.
This is the most intriguing system I have seen on Audiogon. It looks like dollar per dollar an extremely difficult system to beat. I am a big fan of Blue Circle but I have only used their tubed separates. Would you mind sharing your experiences with this integrated? Also, I almost bought a pair of Shahinian Obelisks but I opted for JM Reynaud instead. I was concerned about the imaging. How have you found the Shahinians to perform vs full range drivers? Thanks for your time.
The systems synergy is really quite beyond words. I wish I had the $$$ to purchase the top of the line Shahinian speakers. You NEVER see used Shahinian speakers for sale and the company has been in business for quite a while.