@tom_hankins, Beautiful room and audio system. If I may suggest, look into Merging Technologies +Player for next level upgrade to your digital. I honestly believe +player will be a match made in heaven with your Audionet / YG Acoustics speakers. The +player is a DAC/Roon player, all in one box and doesn’t requires any additional box to Roon core. The DAC sound is exemplary especially with DSD files.
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.
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, 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
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
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.
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?