This is the first system I'm staying with for awhile. Every component is finally broken in and I am pretty satisfied with the sound (for now).

I am still pretty new to this and would gladly welcome any suggestions.

Happy holidays!

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    • Benchmark DAC1
    Huge step up from the Rega I used as a standalone player
    • Sophia Electric EL34
    Upgraded power supply and caps, with Svetlana tubes.
    • Rega Planet 2000
    I use as a transport
    • Omega Super 3R
    Great speaker for the money
    • REL Acoustics QUAKE
    really fills out the bottom end nicely
    • Clarity Labs Emberglow
    • Hudson Audio Cabling R Speaker Cables
    Recommended by Louis at Omega
    • VH Audio Flavor 1
    Powers the DAC1
    • Signal Cable Magic Power Cords
    Powers the Amplifier and CDP
    • metal stands ..
    bought from parts express, very heavy substantial pair of stands
    • MapleShade Brass cones and weights
    Really made quite a difference on my CD player. Now under all my components
    • VH Audio Pulsar Digital cable
    2 Meters Coax to BNC connectors. Significant improvement from the glass optical cable I was using.
    • Delphi Roady2
    XM Satellite Radio with home adapter kit.

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After youve heard even the bottom of the barrel cables from a respected brand, all bargain basement cable sounds just wrong. I am now free of monster cable in my system and couldnt be happier. Justin


i agree wih all of you about cables being a head ache. i mean were do you start? i have decided to go with Transparent through out when the funds allow me. I am very happy with their cables that i do have, interconnects and video. I would recommend sticking to a brand, that way you can expect no surprises i.e. a bright cable matched with a warm cable. I like a warmer sound and i have not heard a transparent cable that was too bright, but then again i am also new to home audio. Just my two cents. Justin