This is my (temporarily in the bedroom) system. Some of the components are leftovers from an older midfi system (the powerwedge, rack and speaker cables) so it's in a process of constant upgrading. The bedroom setting also creates problems with speaker placement etc, but it IS just temporary.
System edited: More SR Tesla cords added to the system. Swapped Cardas Golden PCs for a T3 on the CDP and a T2 on the preamp. Much more dynamics, detail, fluidity and musicality. Next up will be Speaker cables!
System edited: Added a QLS-9 to replace the aging powerwedge 112. There is so much more clarity and depth and musicality now! And all this with the stock toss away power cable! I always knew that the wedge was sucking the life out of the music. A T3 is on the way as I type this and will be used with a Galileo MPC.
System edited: Swapped the MPC on the Acoustic Reference for a new Galileo MPC. Just put it in and even cold, right off the bat it was a rather noticeable difference. Much more air and imaging and wider, deeper soundstage. More body, slightly better timbre, a bit more detail, and the bass... I didn't think my mags could go any deeper or produce bass any better than they were.. but wow. And the quality is outstanding. I only have one in the system. I put it on the Acoustic refs between the CD and preamp. Seemed like the best place for it. I'd akin it to making the move from accelerator to acoustic ref in that spot, only a bit better. I can't wait for it to really get warmed up and get some hours on it. Now I must have another! From Ted Denney III in another post: "spin off technology from our Galileo research program. A hand built Quantum Tunneled Galileo MPC. The Galileo MPC is point to point wired (no circuit board), uses Vishay capacitors and Quantum Tunneled diodes. It is Quantum Tunneled in a six step process- the transformer is first Quantum Tunneled on its primary winding and a second time on its secondary winding, the Vishay capacitor is Quantum Tunneled as are the diodes. Next the signal path is Quantum Tunneled as are all contact points- the two AC blades, the lead wires and connectors are all Quantum Tunneled."
System edited: Finally traded in my old VD Master series for shiny new Synergistic Research ICs. I just finished a long audition of the Acoustic Reference and Accelerator with Accelerator speaker cables from the CableCo, and it's the best my system has EVER sounded. Just stunning. Today I sent their cables back and received my brand new set of ICs. I'm sad to see the speaker cables go as they really helped a lot. The first half of the audition was with my AQ Bedrocks... and while it was a huge improvement, it just got that much better with the Accelerator cables in place. Those will have to be my next purchase, that or a QLS-6 to replace my old powerwedge.