Turntable: Kuzma Stabi M, tonearm Kuzma 4Point, cartridge Lyra Atlas and Kleos. Stepup: Lyra Erodion.
R2R: Studer B62 and Technics RS-1500US. CD/Transport/DAC: Oppo BDP-105.
Preamp: Audio Note M5 Phono and Thöress Full Function Preamp IC cables: Cardas Golden Reference. Power amps: Jadis JA80 with TungSol KT120.
Speaker cables: Cardas Golden Reference. Speakers: Verity Sarastro II.
Room correction: Audiodata Soutien 2 and 4, Golden Horn, Wing95, HH etc.
Power chords: Nordost Valhalla to power dist and preamp, JPS Labs Power AC+ to power amps, Audience AU24 to power cond. JPS Power AC In-wall to group central. Power cond: Nordost Quantum QX4 + Audience Adept Response aR6 + Entreq Cleanus. Earthing: Entreq Tellus + Eartha Konstantin. Power distr: Nordost QBase 8.
Rack: Locatech Ref IV-S (own design in stainless steel, plywood and yellow Sylodyn).
Moving-coil phono cartridge with solid boron cantilever and natural diamond, line-contact (3 by 70µm) stylus. Frequency range: 10Hz-50kHz. Channel separation: 35dB or better at 1kHz. Internal impedance: 5.5 ohms. Output voltage: 0.5mV (5cm/s, zeropeak, 45°). Compliance: ca 12 x 106 cm/dyne at 100Hz. Recommended tracking force: 1.651.75gm. Recommended load: 100 ohms to 47k ohms. Weight: 9g
MC step-up transformer with 26dB (20 times) gain for mc cartridges with internal impedance between 2 and 10 ohms.
Pivoted tonearm with four-point bearing system. Dimensions: Effective length: 11
Kuzma Stabi M
60kg rim driven turntable
Kuzma Stabi Ref
Mass: 40kg Dimensions: 500x400x200 mm Weight Of Platter: 8kg Resonance subchassis: 2Hz (damped) Speeds: 33, 45 RPM Mat: textile & rubber Motor: two units, 24 poles
R2R tape recorder.
4-track 15ips reel to reel player
Audio Note UK M5 Phono
Level Three top line pre-amplifier with Audio Note tantalum resistors, 5687 line stage with novel power supply design based on the patented M10 power supply design, 6X5, OB2, ECL82, Audio Note filter cap and proprietary Audio Notecopper wired HiB C-core output transformer. Phono version has 6072A phono stage.
Full-function tube preamplifier.
Monobloc power amplifier Automatic bias 60 Watt Rms per channel Freq range @-3dB: 20 Hz - 27 KHz Sensitivity: 500 mV Tubes: 6550/KT90/KT88/KT120 X 8, ECC82 X 2, ECC83 X 2 Dimensions: 260 x 625 x 240 mm each bloc Weight: 35 Kg per monobloc
Locatech Reference III
Stainless steel frame with wooden shelfs, FE Cerabase, Cardas Myrtlewood etc etc. Rack adjusted above 11Hz to avoid turntable resonance, and further adjusted to critical damping.
Active subwoofer with a closed cabinet, each woofer sensor-regulated. MDF-construction with wall-dampening through steel ball-filled inner chambers. 4 woofers ø 210 mm, 38 mm voice-coil with a separate velocity sensor carbon fibre cone. 4 power amplifiers with 180 Watt/4 Ohm = 720 Watt total power broad band regulation with a velocity sensor.
Audience Adept Response aR6
6 outlet power conditioner
Nordost Quantum QX4
Nordost Quantum QB8
QBASE concept is a straight-line AC distribution path, combined with a star-earthed topology for connection to a clean ground. By eliminating any form of in-line filtering or active circuitry it maintains the lowest possible AC supply impedance, while a tiny lift in the earth impedance of all but one of the output sockets routes the signal grounds directly to the centre of the star and the clean earth terminal.
Valhalla Reference Power Cord
SMT Wing 95
Diffussor, or rather time delay device active from approx 1000 - 16000Hz.
G_goodwin; With M2Tech Palmer Power Station it seems voices are more refined, background is blacker and the decoding has more punch even on lower volumes. Digital playback is secondary in my system, but the M2Tech is really good and the Palmer doesn't restrict dynamics or pace for sure. With the Palmer it's possible to disconnect power completely but I can't detect any difference in sound if charging is on or off.