- Ayre Acoustics DX-5 Universal A/V Engine
Ayre DX-5 is a combination audio/video/DAC that will play any audio or video 5. It takes 500 hours to fully break-in, at which point it is much better than reported by Michael Fremer. I do not miss my C-5xeMP or my Exemplar Denon 5910 with very expensive NOS tubes at all.
- Silent Running Audio VR fp isoBASE Platform
Designed for the Ayre DX-5. See pic of DX-5 on top of SRA VR isoBASE. Even though the DX-5 was on the SRA Craz Rack, adding the VR significantly improved the SQ.
- Technics SP 10 MK 3 Porter Plinth
The electronics on this MK3 have been completely restored & upgraded, Micro Seiki CU 180 mat, installed in a MK3 2-arm Porter Plinth with Stillpoint Ultras
SME 12-inch tonearm in magnesium alloy with detachable headshell.
Tube Phono Preamp LCR equalization technology and transformer coupled, patented Gel damping for tube sockets, 4 tonearm inputs, bal & SE outputs, new model with 4 gain level, upgraded, larger transformers
with phono stage and remote Using Aesthetix Io Signature instead of K-1xe phono stage. See Review http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/ayre_k1xe_v1xe_followup.htm
Hybrid mono blocks with NOS tubes Great amps for sure, but replacing the Sovtek 6922s with NOS Amperex 6922/E88CC D getter made a huge difference in the sound. See Reviews http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/lamm_m12_followup.htm http://stereophile.com/amplificationreviews/205lamm/
- Purist Audio Design 20th Anniversary Balanced XLR
1.5 meters. Insane retail price. Awesome tonal balance and dynamics with rich, full sound. Floats 3-D images within wide, deep & high soundstage. Amazingly deep, tight & powerful bass. Extremely low noise floor. Remarkable clarity, liquid midrange, extended highs. In short, best IC I have heard in my system.
- Purist Audio Design 20th Anniversary Balanced XLR
3.0 meters. Insane price. Awesome tonal balance and dynamics with rich, full sound. Floats 3-D images within wide, deep & high soundstage. Amazingly deep, tight & powerful bass. Extremely low noise floor. Remarkable clarity, liquid midrange, extended highs. In short, best IC I have heard in my system.
- Purist Audio Design 20th Anniversary RCA
1.5 meters RCA. Insane price. Awesome tonal balance and dynamics with rich, full sound. Floats 3-D images within wide, deep & high soundstage. Amazingly deep, tight & powerful bass. Extremely low noise floor. Remarkable clarity, liquid midrange, extended highs. In short, best IC I have heard in my system.
- Purist Audio Aqueous Anniversary RCA
- Transparent Music Link Ultra MM RCA
- Purist Audio Design 20th Anniversary Speaker Cable
6 feet with WBT spades. Amazingly low noise floor. Natural tonal balance, textures, and dynamics. Floats 3-D images within wide, deep & high soundstage. Awesome deep, tight & powerful bass.
- Purist Audio Design Purist 20th Anniversary PC
6 of these, 5 1-meters and 1 2-meter. My reference power cord. Has everything the VD Revelation & Transparent PowerLink MM have, but in this system presents much better imaging and separation of instruments and voices and a more natural, less hifi sound.
1 meter. Powers Turntable power supply.
- Stealth Dream PC for preamps.
2 meters. A bit cooler and perhaps not as much low level detail as the Purist 20th Anniversary, but otherwise similar to it.
- Virtual Dynamics Master Series LE 2.0 PC
5 foot power cord. Not quite as stiff as the pre-3.0 Revelation, but close to the Revelation 2.0 in overall sound quality.
- Transparent PowerIsolator MM
2 of these, one for each mono block. The MM is the top of the line in the PowerIsolator series. I need all of these PowerIsolators because I live in one of the lightning capitals of the world.
- Transparent PowerIsolator 8
For digital components. See Reviews: http://www.avrev.com/equip/transparentisolator/index.html
- Transparent PowerIsolator 4
For analog components. See Review: http://www.transparentcable.com/news/audiorevolution/AR_PI4_review.html
- Square D Commercial Power Ctr & QO Load Ctr
Meter connects to the Power Center via massive copper bars and cables which splits via breakers into 2 systems, a 200 amp system for the house and 100 amp system dedicated to the AV system. Each system runs to its own Square D QO Load Center with switchable lightning grade surge protector. The Load Center for the AV system is located close to the AV system. An 85' armored, cryo'd & cooked 00 AWG copper cable connects the 100-amp breaker to the AV Load Center. The 100 amp dedicated system has 5 circuits of armored cryo'd & cooked 10-AWG copper cables: 1 for each of the Lamm mono blocks, 1 for analog components, 1 digital components and 1 for the video projector
- Virtual Dynamics Armored BX Cables
0-awg, cooked & cryo'd from 100 amp breaker to AV Square D QO Load Center, 85 feet; 5 - 10-awg, cooked & cryo'd from AV Loan Center to each of 5 dedicated cooked & cryo'd Virtual Dynamics Hubble Hospital Grad Outlets: 1 for each of the Lamm mono blocks, one for the digital components, 1 for the analog components and 1 for the video projector
- Silent Running Audio Craz Reference isoRack Plus
twin Craz racks, custom size, wooden parts are sappel mahogony bleached and stained to match teak furniture in room.
- Silent Running Audio Ohio Class XL Plus 2 isoBASE
isolation stand custom designed and set up for Lamm M1.2 See Review: http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/silentrunning_ohio_class_xlplus2_followup.htm
Record cleaning machine. Magnificent! As important to the sound of my analog system as any component. See Review: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue15/loricraft.htm
- Audiodharma Cable Cooker 2.5 Deluxe w adapters
Not just for helping break in cables but excellent for maintaining them in top performing condition. Unfortunately, Alan shipped my cable cooker without the tonearm wire-phono cable adapter and I have been frustrated in trying to get it for almost 3 months now. I know cooking the tonearm wire and phono cable would make a big difference. His ability to supply this adapter is a real issue. See Review: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0404/audioharma.htm http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue15/cablecooker.htm
Scaled down from the PowerIsolator series, but still providing non-current limiting surge protection and grunge filtering, it is meant primarily for televisions. Used with my ceiling mounted projector.
1080p Projector 1600 lumens
- Transparent Multisource Protector
A surge protector for CATV cable and antenna
- Stewart Filmscreen Grayhawk RS G3 Deluxe Screenwall
106 inch screen
- 12" Primary Control Tonearm
Amsterdam-based company specializing in custom-made tonearms designed by its electrical engineer owner, Bernd Hemmen. It employs a unique, proprietary two-point pivot. The armwand is made of a titanium tube with a carbon graphite outer layer, separated by carefully inserted damping material to optimize resonant characteristics. Its sound is best described as 3-dimensional, accurate, lively, dynamic, and detailed with exceptional frequency extension on both ends. MSRP for this configuration is about $6,500.
- Purist Audio Design Ultimate USB Cable
- Auralic Aries Mini with external linear PSU
Aries Mini with external linear PSU $848 bested my much modded Mac Mini
Added Samsung 1TB internal SSD $350 to make the Mini a music server-Tidal streamer. iPhone Lightning DS App controller is a joy to use
- Lumagen Radiance 2123 HD Video Processor
- Wilson Audio Sasha Series-2
Mahogany Metallic with black grills and trim.
- UpTone Audio Regen & Booster Power Supply
- Synergistic Research Black Box - Low Frequency Resonator Array
- Synergistic Research FEQ Frequency Equalizer
- Synergistic Research HFT & HFT 2.0 - High Frequency Transducers