Description

Lot of cool changes to the system so far in 2021 including the addition of Zellaton’s new Plural Evo speakers and Lyra Atlas SL Lambda and Fuuga Mk. 2 cartridges not to mention upgrading the Doshi Audio phonostage to the latest EVO designation. Oh and kitten proofing the VPI gimballed arm thanks to VPI. 

Few more changes planned too to bring even more out the speakers and system. 

Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com

Founder, www.audionirvana.org
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Room Details

Dimensions: 30’ × 13’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Zellaton Plural Evo Speakers
    • Goldmund Telos 280 amplifier
    • Goldmund Mimesis 37s Nextgen preamplifier
    • Doshi Audio EVO Phono Stage
    Three Inputs, one balanced, remote control loading, phase and muting.
    • Goldmund PH3.8 Nextgen Phonostage
    • VPI Industries Vanquish Turntable
    Direct-drive table resting on Silent Running Audio Ohio Class XL+2 base
    • SAT LM-12 Tonearm
    • VPI Industries 12-inch Gimballed Fatboy Tonearm
    • Lyra Atlas Moving SL Lambda Moving Coil Cartridge
    Low output MC
    • Fuuga Mark. 2 Moving Coil Cartridge
    • Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic Heads
    • Doshi Audio V3 Tapestage
    • Silent Running Audio Silent Running Audio Isobases
    In Memorium of Sweet Pea 6/6/20. :(
    • KLaudio Record Cleaning Machine KD-CLN-LP200
    Ultrasonic record cleaning machine. With optional silencer.
    • Silver Circle Audio Tchaik 6 Power Line Conditioner
    Power line conditioner
    • Kubala-Sosna Emotion IC
    ICs. Second reference cable for reviewing. Opposite from MIT but different set of strengths and weaknesses.
    • AudioQuest Dragon and Thunderbird Zero Speaker Cables
    Newest from AQ
    • Skogrand Ignis Purist Speaker cables
    Stiff.
    • Kubala-Sosna Emotion speaker cable
    Other set of reference speaker cables.
    • Transparent Audio XL Gen. 5
    Interconnect and speaker cables
    • Records Part of the LP and 15 ips tape collection!
    Classical, jazz, rock and world music.
    • Audience Front Row Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords
    • Ensemble Dalvivo Power Cables

Comments 55

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Thanks Dan! Still some minor things to do including relocating the equipment (so the building can have access to AC and don’t fancy having to break down the system twice a year.)  So will have to use a longer IC between the amp and preamp. That SRA rack is a heavy sucker too.

myles_b_astor

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Miles, we haven't spoken in years, but your current system is blowing my mind. I can only imagine how good it must sound. Nicely done!

Regards,
Dan

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http://Audionirvana.org

myles_b_astor

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Fun interview with Steve Guttenberg.

myles_b_astor

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https://www.audionirvana.org/

myles_b_astor

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If you are serious about your high-end audio equipment and music, check out my audio bulletin board www.audionirvana.org!

myles_b_astor

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ok :-)

jfrech

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Love for everyone to come check out my high-end audio and music bulletin board at www.audionirvana.org!!! "Where Sound Meets Music!" Two months and growing rapidly!

myles_b_astor

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Thanks Albert! We're long overdue to catch up! 😄

myles_b_astor

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Hello Myles, good to see you hear and read about your system progress.

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System edited: New additions to the herd added including phono section, etc.

myles_b_astor

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No the Martin-Logan's have been retired after many years of faithful service in favor of the Magicos. That said, the Magicos are over double the money and would still highly recommend the Summitt-Xs to anyone looking in the $14K price range. But really felt (you can see my Magico reviews on both PFO and AVShowrooms.com) that the Magicos equalled the ML in the mids, albeit in a different manner, and are more dynamic, extended, linear and transparent. And the Magicos are even better than I initially thought - particularly in the areas of low level shadings, transparency and resolution- with some new and soon to be reviewed speaker cables that recently entered the system.

myles_b_astor

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Thanks Rugy! The S5s, like all good speakers, are revealing to a fault of what's in front and around them; one can easily blame the speakers for other ills. In fact, it wasn't until I had the S5 in my room for review that for the first time liked the Magico. The S5 like the ML, are a speaker that bridges that gulf between musicality and being a reviewing tool.

myles_b_astor

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No the Martin-Logan's have been retired after many years of faithful service in favor of the Magicos. That said, the Magicos are over double the money and would still highly recommend the Summitt-Xs to anyone looking in the $14K price range. But really felt (you can see my Magico reviews on both PFO and AVShowrooms.com) that the Magicos equalled the ML in the mids, albeit in a different manner, and are more dynamic, extended, linear and transparent. And the Magicos are even better than I initially thought - particularly in the areas of low level shadings, transparency and resolution- with some new and soon to be reviewed speaker cables that recently entered the system.

myles_b_astor

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Hi Don!

Here's the link.

http://positive-feedback.com/Issue76/vpi_classic.htm

myles_b_astor

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You're on Audiogon & and no more Martin- Logan's(I've been away for a while)?!!

tabl10s

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You're on Audiogon(I've been away for a while).

tabl10s

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When will your VPI Direct turntable review be out?

don_c55

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Had a chance to listen to the S5 yesterday and wound up staying at the store for over two hours. It wasn't planned that way. Played way beyond my expectations. Very nice speaker. Easy to see/hear why you like this speaker.

rugyboogie

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Thank you. :)

thesaint519

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What would you like to know? :) Send me your email and we can do it offline.

Best,

Myles

myles_b_astor

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Hi Myles,

I love your system. Would you mind giving me some insight on your SRA racks? I was also considering HRS. Thanks in advance.

thesaint519

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Read the upcoming Magico s5 speaker review at PFO. :)

There are also a few postings on audioshark and whatsbestforum from some audiophiles who have dropped over.

myles_b_astor

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