My system has now reached a level of performance I only ever dreamt of. I’m am blown away by the addition of the Kronos Pro. The Zellaton Concert speakers are truly remarkable. The Silent Source power conditioner, power cords and cables provide a remarkable foundation that allows me to fairly evaluate each and every change I make to the system. The detail, depth, dimension and “feel” of my system is truly exceptional. I'd like to take credit but all I really did is listen to a couple mentors. Mike Lavigne helped to open my eyes to what is possible and has been a valuable resource for information. In addition to building my cables, power cords and conditioner, and turntable stand, Frank Dickens has been trusted friend. He has taught me more about our hobby than anyone. Frank has gotten me off of the treadmill of getting my advice from the magazines and salespeople. I now have a system that punches way above its "weight class". I am very grateful to both for helping me continue to build my dream system.

Room Details

Dimensions: 25’ × 21’  Large
Ceiling: 11’

Components Toggle details

    • Zellaton Concert
    That pic from the net is the actual speaker in my room. The finish is spectacular.
    • Audio Research GS 150
    I keep the fan assembly off. This piece sounds even better than it looks!
    • Audio Research Reference Anniversary pre amp
    • Audio Research Reference Phono 3
    • Kronos PRO Phono
    • ZYX UNIverse Premium
    • Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference
    • Audio Research CD3 Mk II
    • Silent Source Audio Cables Reference Power Source
    • Silent Source Audio Cables Reference
    Balanced interconnect (3)
    • Silent Source Audio Cables Reference Speaker Cables
    • Silent Source Audio Cables Reference Power Cords
    20 amp Power cords (4)
    15 amp Power cords (3)
    • Silent Source Audio Cables Reference Digital interconnect
    • Berkeley Audio Design Alpha USB
    • Solid Tech Feet of Silence
    Four sets
    • Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner

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Thanks, Mike! I will certainly keep you posted. I have the pieces on place...


I don't know why I bother putting this in the "Done For Now" category? The last wave of changes has resulted in taking this system to a whole different level- dare I say bordering on "All Out Assault" quality? 

Frank Dickens of Silent Source Cables has continued to mentor me on my quest and has yet to lead me astray. Frank built the phone rack for me complete with proprietary feet on the legs and between layers for the turntable. Moving the table from in between the speakers and providing a more stable footing has been nothing short of breath taking.  Also, adding one of Frank's platforms- again with his proprietary feet- for my amplifier has also contributed to the overall betterment of sound. 

Earlier this year I added the ZYX UNIverse Premium cartridge to replace my Lyra Kleos. Out of the box it was a big step, but now that it is broken in I am, again, blown away. 

I also changed out my Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0 for Frank's Silent Source Power Source. Between it, and going completely with his power cords we have built a foundation that is quiet, powerful and yet incredibly nuanced. 

I am remarkably blessed to have the support and friendship of a couple great mentors that have helped me build a system that performs beyond my wildest expections. Coming soon: new music server for high res digital. 


Thanks, Jon! As some of my components break in I have become even more pleased with my system. I just upgraded my phono cartridge this past weekend to a ZYX Universe Premium and, out of the box, it has taken the sound to another level. I'm in the process of moving my anolog to a better rack and bringing in a music server. I'll update here in the near future.


Thank you, both, for your kind words.

Ozarktom, I couldn't agree more: the soundstage is huge and the speakers disappear. I think you're right- I plan on keeping these for a long, long time.