After a long layoff from two channel, while I built a home theater, this system started with a yearning to return to audio. It started with headphones about two years ago. The headphones just could not satisfy the itch, so this system is what unfolded. Big thanks to my brick and mortar store owner who I have known since he opened his store in New Haven in 1977. He has been my audio mentor and guru and is truly a class act.

Room Details

Dimensions: 12’ × 12’  Small
Ceiling: 8’

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    • PS Audio Power Port
    Wall receptacle
    • Transparent Audio Power Isolater 4
    Isolated Power distribution
    • Billy Bags Three tier
    Industrial design 3 tier rack
    • Aurender N100H
    2 terabyte cache music server. The world of music at your fingertips.
    • Ayre Acoustics Codex DAC
    The Ayre Codex can blend seamlessly between working as a stand-alone DAC, DAC/Preamp combination, or Headphone Amplifier/DAC. It’s got a sleek casing that is filled with Ayre’s latest technologies that allow the versatility of being used as a serious home stereo set-up or a basic desktop headphone system. In my case, it is used primarily as a DAC and occasionaly as a headphone amp.
    • McIntosh C2500
    The Swiss army knife of preamps. All signals use balanced circuits.
    • Transparent Music link Super Gen 5
    Latest iteration balanced interconnect from Transparent
    • Shunyata Research Zitron Alpha HC Power Cable
    High current cable for my power amp.
    Bascom King designed from the ground up. Tube input stage. Sweet sound with gobs of power to grip any speaker
    • Transparent Super Gen 5
    Speaker cable is also a component
    • Wilson Audio Sophia 3
    Beautifully designed and built to last a lifetime. Oh yeah, they sound great.
    • JL Audio F110 (twins)
    Twin subs put a solid foundation under the Wilsons.

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There is no substitute for the brick and mortar experience.  Makes all the modern, cyber options look like Russian roulette....enjoy your system!