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Have added the AudioNet preamp &  amplifiers to the system. Simply stunning all around amplifiers!
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Room Details

Dimensions: 26’ × 17’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


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    • E.A.T. C-Sharp w c note arm and LPS power supply
    My source, built for the long haul.
    • Audionet PAM G2 Phonostage
    Great phonostage! I use the upgraded Audionet EPX  power supply too.
    • Audionet Pre G2 preamp
    The best I will own.
    • Audionet MAX Monoblocks
    Quite simply, the finest sounding amplifiers I have owned.
    • YG Acoustics ANAT III signature (Sonja 1.2)
    Third pr. of YGs. Carmel > Kipod > Anat. The Anats have the YG binding post upgrade, and are now Sonja 1.2 in Anat clothing.
    • Kubala-Sosna Research cables
    Kubala-Sosna beginning to end
    • Audionet EPX power supply
    Moved up from Stand alone PAM G2, to adding the EPS, to now the top Audionet EPX power supply with the PAM G2. Crazy great phonostage!
    • SVS SB-4000 (X2)
    One of, if not the greatest deals in high end audio.
    JUST WOW!
    • GIK, Adona,Isoacoustics Orea indigo
    Gik room treatment, Adona rack, and Isoacoustics footers under turntable
    • My Sonic Lab Signature Gold cartridge
    nice
    • Auralic Aires G1 streamer
    • Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC
    Digital perfection
    • Roon Labs Nucleus

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Owner
After over 50 years of spinning vinyl I'm making the move to an all digital system. Making a move in the next 4-5 months and don't feel the urge to mess with this much gear and thousands of records. 
Thanks to Bill Parish of GTT Audio NJ for all the help, auditions, delivery, and set up.  So far I've added the Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC and Roon Nucleus. I am using an EAT LPS linear power supply with the Nucleus too. I'll add a streamer down the road but for now using the Tambaqui as Roon endpoint and streamer. Streaming Tidal and Qobuz for now but have a bunch of DSD on harddrive I need to check out. So far, So good. 

tom_hankins

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Hi Tom
Excellent setup.
I own Audionet MAX and Pre G2 as well.
I wonder if you had the chance to compare both to the Humboldt integrated or heard of anyone who did ?
cheers - Itay

icorem

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Owner
Moved off the Sounssmith Paua MKII to the My Sonic Lab Signature Gold cartridge.  WOW!  Big upgrade. I've been wanting to own one of these for awhile and it didn't disappoint.

tom_hankins

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Owner
Thanks Ron, I'll get more pictures up in the near future. The upgrade wasn't complicated. Just a couple switches. The hardest part is switching the binding posts on top section. The giks are combination reflection and absorbtion. I have very little room treatment. These got rid of a little slap echo i had.

tom_hankins

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Tom, what a beautiful system!  Love the Audionet mono's.  I know they sound fantastic with the YG's.  Was it a big upgrade moving to the Sonja 1.2's?   Also I'm assuming those are GIK acoustic panels.  What model and are they effective in your room?  Would really like to see a few more pics if possible. Thx, Ron

ron17

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Owner
Added a partial picture of the speaker end. Loving the MAX amps and larger room!
Also upgraded the speakers to Sonja 1.2's

tom_hankins

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Outstanding! System- Tom.

jafant

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Tom, I see you mentioned before you had YG Carmels that you were willing to let a member come and hear if in Atlanta.  I live in Cumming and would be very interested to hear your Anat IIIs if you'd be willing, as I just heard several YGs at AXPONA and was quite taken but new pricing is out of my league.  I would have PM'd you but couldn't find any mechanism to do so.  Thank you, Randy

chicagorspec

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Owner
Added the Air Tight PC-1 Supreme phono cartridge to my system. Beautiful little music making machine! Worth it's big price tag.

tom_hankins

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Owner
AudioNet system is pretty much complete now. jafant, I deal with Bill Parish GTT audio in New Jersey.

tom_hankins

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jafant, PM sent

tom_hankins

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Tom-

Audionet is on my demo short-list.  Whom is your dealer/retailer?
Happy Listening!

jafant

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Tom, you should post pics of that great system!

goldorak

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The Yg Kipods speakers are IMO on a different level than any of the Thiels I have heard. But they $$$ a lot more than the 3.7s, which I like a lot. I owned the 7.2s and really liked them. But in the end they became to bright and had me only listening to a small amount of my music collection. Plus they were very demanding when it came to amps. They vandys I have heard that are the equal of the Kipods (but at around $20K more) are the 7s. Plus the Kipods are an easy load on amps. The 160wpc BAT amps really make them sing.

tom_hankins

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Hi Tom. I just came across a much earlier thread in which you praised a Vandersteen Quatro/Ayre amp combo and stated it's "the only combo" having you consider moving on from your Thiels. I realize that was a long time ago ...

Am curious if you ever ended up with Quatros and what Thiels you owned. Am also wondering about your YG Acoustics Kipod II signatures. How do they compare with the Quatros and the Thiels?

Thanks!

hazyj

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Crossfire, sorry I didn't see your post sooner. Amperex (4) in front positions and sovteks (4) in back. Would love to move to one of the new VK-P12.

tom_hankins

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System edited: Traded my Benz LP and cash for a new LPS. As much as I love my Gullwing (which IMO is alot better than original LP) This LPS is a step up.

tom_hankins

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Which 6922 do you use at phono preamp ? Thanks

crossfire

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Nice system. Must sound wonderful. Would love to see some pics.

devilboy

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