This is my (temporarily in the bedroom) system. Alot of the components are leftovers from an older midfi system (the powerwedge, rack and speaker cables) so it's in a process of constant upgrading. The bedroom setting also creates problems with speaker placement etc, but it IS just temporary.
Congrats on the Synergistic Cables! If you are replacing the powerwedge with a QLS-6, make sure you get a Teslaplex outlet to go with it. That outlet was designed to be used with Synergistic power products and greatly increases performance.
System edited: Finally traded in my old VD Master series for shiny new Synergistic Research ICs. I just finished a long audition of the Acoustic Reference and Accelerator with Accelerator speaker cables from the CableCo, and it's the best my system has EVER sounded. Just stunning. Today I sent their cables back and received my brand new set of ICs. I'm sad to see the speaker cables go as they really helped a lot. The first half of the audition was with my AQ Bedrocks... and while it was a huge improvement, it just got that much better with the Accelerator cables in place. Those will have to be my next purchase, that or a QLS-6 to replace my old powerwedge.
System edited: Lots has changed! I've moved so the system is in a new room although, unfortunately, still a bedroom. I sent the 1.6s off to John aka 'Peter Gunn' of Magnestand fame to be 'gunned' and got them back a couple of weeks ago. They are stunning to look at! Done in rare highly figured curly cherry with the crossover boxes done in poplar, oak and leopardwood. The difference in sound is jaw dropping. There is more air, better imaging and wider more realistic sized soundstage. Tonality and body and voices are more natural and realistic. The super bloated midbass is gone and the bass is improved, going a bit deeper, louder but very detailed and tight. Dynamics are fantastic. They are much more musical and flowing and involving now. Also a bit more extended up top but with no harshness or grain or digititis. Female voices are much improved! Next changes will be a new power conditioner to replace the 15+ year old power wedge, and the 'MP' upgrade for the CX7e. Then I'll start replacing cables again. Most likely with Synergistic research.
System edited: I just added new interconnects, Virtual Dynamics Master Series. These were such a huge step up from my previous Cardas GPs. While I am sure the Cardas are great cables in their own right, when I put the Masters in the system I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. It was like opening the floodgates, the music just flows forth. They do all the audiophile things that I now realize the cardas were not doing in my system and everything (bass, detail, body, depth, width, imaging, PRaT, highs, mids, etc..) all greatly improved. A few days after I put the ICs in, my new SRA Ohio Class XL arrived. It really tightened up and stabilized the imaging and brought out more detail in the bass.
System edited: Updated photos! I'm getting a new bed so I pulled the furniture out of the room and re-positioned the speakers using the cardas method. Unfortunately a bed still has to go back into the room somewhere, but I have another day to enjoy it like it is as I won't have the new bed until tomorrow.
System edited: Update: Added in my new SRA amp stand. I just ordered it on the 28th so it's not here yet, but I will get photos and post impressions when it arrives. I also added a few small items I'd left off like my Mye stands and the Ayre blocks.