Description

I've enjoyed LP vinyl for a while. Listen to the legendary recordings of the opera golden era, in my analog system, is an awesome experience.

I have spent near 20 years to built this system, that is now focused around Acuhorn speakers. The Rosso Superiore175 release the best experience of listening vinyl records better than any other speakers in my system.

I'm continuously improving the system as I'm looking for the best performance, so changes are continuous.

At 2015, June, a major upgrade was the Pluto Audio 12A/Moerch DP-8/VdH The Colibri addition to complete the system. Now I'm involved in a new project, new phono stage and solid state stereo poweramp. Work in progress.

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Room Details

Dimensions: 24’ × 15’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • EmmLabs CDSD transport
    The best SACD transport I've heard in this price range. Simply unbelievable.
    • EmmLabs DAC6 DSD DAC
    Six channel DSD digital to analog converter. Paired with the CDSD, a perfect couple. IMHO, much better than the Dcc2 DAC.
    • Pluto Audio 12A Standard
    Standard model; first choice in Pluto Audio products portfolio, below the gorgeous 12A Carbon Cobra. Although this, it's really beautiful. Pluto Audio, legendary analogue hand-made works, by Eddy Driessen from The Netherlands. For sure, my reference source in the system.
    • Pluto Audio Battery PSU
    Battery power supply unit for the turntable. Provides a really low operating noise level.
    • Pluto Audio Record Clamp Standard RVS
    Dedicated turntable record weight. Superb finishing.
    • Moerch DP-8 9 inches
    Reference tonearm, very neutral and detailed. Great.
    • Van den Hul The Colibri XPG LW
    Pinnacle of the VdH portfolio. Superb detail and transparency.
    • Acoustic Solid Wood Black
    German turntable. A beauty... and a bargain too.
    • Acoustic Solid MC-2 speed controller
    Microprocessor speed controller.
    • Acoustic Solid WTB-300
    The classical Rega RB-300 in the Acoustic Solid release, unbeatable in this price category.
    • Benz Micro MC Gold
    Sounds amazingly.
    • McIntosh MR-85
    A superb addition to my system. Deadly quiet tuning. I was really surprised by this fantastic tuner.
    • Nagra PL-L
    Fine preamp with great synergy with my Acuhorn Rosso Superiore 175.
    • Nagra PMA
    The best match for the PL-L. Run without heat and don't need any maintenance.
    • Plinius Koru
    Reference phono preamp, matches very well with the Colibri cart.
    • Audio Research PH-3
    Saving money for a Reference Phono 2 SE.
    • Stax Str-006 II cans preamp
    tube preamp for headphones, matches perfectly with them. The natural couple.
    • Stax Str-404 Lambda Signature headphones
    My first electrostatic experience. For sure the best headphones I've tested.
    • Acuhorn Rosso Superiore175 Superleggera
    The finest speakers I have owned. One way horn dipoles, they are the ultimate expression of the music. Best matching with Nagra mono stages.
    • Van den Hul The Name Antenna
    FM radio antenna interconnect. Quite tuning.
    • Van den Hul MC Silver IT
    Vintage cable, very good when used in McIntosh MR-85 and Nagra PL-L hook.
    • Nordost Valhalla Reference
    By far the best cable to interconnect dac and line pre, in this system. Really synergistic with gear.
    • Kimber Select KS-1011
    Linking headphones preamp to the system.
    • Kimber Select KS-1111
    Hooking the line pre and the power amps.
    • Transparent Audio Musiclink Reference XL
    Old but good cable, linking the Audio Research Company PH-3 to the Nagra PL-L.
    • EmmLabs Optilink
    EmmLabs optical proprietary design cable.
    • Clearaudio Sixstream
    Classic tonearm cable, elegant and neutral response.
    • Vitus Audio Andromeda
    The pinnacle of the cable portfolio, match amazingly with Acuhorn speakers. Never will go out of the system.
    • Ayre L-5xe power conditioner
    This power conditioner provides clean and pure electric signal to my system. A great adding.
    • Vibex One 6rh mains block
    Mains block made in Spain, very heavy and well finished.
    • The Gryphon Powerzone mains block
    A valuable tweak, keeps power signal free of noise and static.
    • Kimber Kable PK-14 Powerkord; EmmLabs courtesy
    EmmLabs adds this powercords with his equipment. A present from Ed Meitner company.
    • Cardas Audio Golden Reference
    I love it, matched with my tube equipment do a winner team.
    • XLO Electric Reference 3 Type 10
    Powercord for the Krell poweramp.
    • MIT Shotgun AC-1
    Powercord cable for the secondary stuff combined with the Vibex Power Block Six.
    • Siltech Classic Anniversary SPX300 G7
    Reference powercord for The Gryphon Powerzone.
    • Shunyata Research Taipan Helix Alpha
    Matches perfectly with the Ayre L-5xe power conditioner.
    • Vibex Anniversary Power Cord
    Superb powercord to link two Vibex One 6RH.
    • Harmonix Enacom line mkII
    Fights RF noise in interconnects cables.
    • Acoustic Revive FCS-8
    Another tweak to eliminate RF noise in AC cables.
    • Cardas Signature RCA caps
    RF noise eliminators.
    • Artesania Audio anti resonating stand
    Three-lawyer wood and neoprene stand, under the Pluto turntable and Nagra amps. Built in Spain.
    • Artesania Audio tuning feet
    Spanish hand-made feet, stainless steel and rubber combined materials for a superb finishing quality.
    • Artesania Audio tuning discus
    Hand-made spanish works, combined rubber and stainless steel; paired with the feet.
    • Artesania Audio Damper
    A great tweak for the system. Completely removes parasite vibrations in all the separates of the system; great improvements in digital and tube gear. In S, M and L sizes. The L size weights 3,8 kgrs.
    • Precision Audio Cable Elevators Classic
    A good piece of gear.
    • Clearaudio Level Gauge
    Valuable tweak to ensure the turntable is levelled all time.
    • KAB Electro Acoustics Speedstrobe
    For accurate measure of the speed.
    • Stax HPS-2
    Wood-made stand for the Stax Str-404 Lambda Signature headphones.
    • Stax CPC-1
    Headphones cover.
    • Audiorevita BRC-01
    175$ best value ultrasonic record cleaner.

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New speakers: Acuhorn Rosso Superiore 175 replacing Chario Ursa Major. Really great improvement for the system.

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System edited: Added some new pics.

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System edited: Pluto 12A Black is now doing music, just awaiting minor changes. The Pluto/Moerch/VdH colibri is really magical.

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Wow...great system, vinyl must be a great experience on this system!

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System edited: The Pluto Audio 12A Standard turntable added to the system. Pics coming soon.

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System edited: Building a new analogue system.

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System edited: Added the Transparent Reference XL to the system. Links the ARC PH3 to the Nagra PL-L.

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System edited: Added KA-Tuning feet/discus set of four pieces, under CD transport. A great surprise, considering the price.

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System edited: Walker Audio Valid Points added again.

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System edited: Removing Walker Audio Valid Points from the system.

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Valid points don't decouple anything!

dkarmeli

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System edited: Remove Vibrapod cones and discus from the system.

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System edited: Walker Audio Valid Points standard kit added to the system, decoupling digital transport Emm Labs CDSD.

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System edited: My latest discovery: Vibrapod tweaks.

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System edited: Added some tweaks of Harmonix, Acoustic Revive and Cardas to fight RF noise.

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System edited: Added Kimber Select KS-1011 to link the headphones preamp to the system.

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Thanks for comment...love your system, with much of my preferred brands as dCS or Rockport, congrats !

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Center
Pretty hard to beat Nagra...very underrated...

jfrech

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System edited: Nagra combo to amp my beloved Chario Ursa Major. Pics coming soon.

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System edited: Added four ArtesanĂ­a Audio Dampers to the system. Really great improvement of the sound.

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System edited: Added some new gear as IC and speaker cables, and power regenerator.

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System edited: added Vibex Anniversary Power Cord to link two Vibex One 6Rh and some Cable Isolator Classic.

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Hi Glenfihi and Alex_tall, many thanks for your words, the system sounds quite well but, of course, there's a lot of room for improvement... work in progress !

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holly mother of god jesus and mary, that is one sick system.. wow amazing. sinatra and brubeck most sound amazing at your place... congrats.

alex_tall

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Viva la vinyl. Viva la your whole system, really a rock solid looking collection of gear. Truly must be a joy to listen too.

glenfihi

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