Room size 28x20x10 (living room). Main system, 2 channel. Primarily digital sourced. Listen to vinyl only on occasion as little smooth jazz is available on vinyl (hence reason for turntable presently on bottom shelf). Modwright LS100 tubed with NOS Philips 5AR4 rectifier & either Sophia Electric 6SN7s or NOS Sylvania 6SN7WGTA (1966 brown base)  Aqua Audio La Voce S3 DAC, Cambride Audio CXC CD Transportr    Line Magnetic is tubed with stock 845s, NOS Mullard 5AR4 rectifier, NOS Phillips 6L6GCs, NOS GE 12AX7s or Tungsol 5751s.. Daedalus DIDs - used under Line Magnetic 518ia ; VooDoo Iso Pods  under Modwright LS100 , Finale Audio 7189 MK2 integrated amp and Aqua Audio La Voce S3 DAC. isoAcoustics Orea Bronze under Cambridge CXC CD Transport and  Wadia i171 transport , and .April Music CDT 100 Transport Herbies gliders under speakers and racks; IC is Silnote Orion between DAC and preamp, or integrated depending upon which amps I am using; Silnote Poseidon betwwen preamp and power amp.Power cables are Audio Art. Silnote Poseidon 2 digital cable. Clear Day speaker cables.

I also added to this system a Finale Audio 7189 (2) integrated amp with upgrades - Hashimoto transformers , DH Labs gold input , Mundorf Silver in Oil caps . Amp is not shown in the system picture . Amp comes with NOS Russian 6N14N-EB (7189s), and new production JJ 5AR4 rectifier and 12ax7s. I replaced the rectifier and 12ax7s with NOS RCA 5AR4 and GE 12ax7s.

I rotate between the Modwright, Line Magnetic & Finale Audio amps every 2 weeks , each easily drive the Daedalus Argos V2s ; each offer a different presentation and I enjoy them all

2nd system not pictured - Herron Audio VTSP1 tube preamp, Ayon Audio Spirit 2 tube  integrated being used as a power amp, Wadia 171 Ipod transport, Modwright Elyse DAC tubed with NOS Mullard 5AR4 rectifier & either NOS Phillips, Siemens or Mazda 6922s., Silnote Audio Poseidon digital cable, and Morpheous Reference 2  Series 2 IC &  , Silnote Audio power cables, Clear Day speaker cables, JM Reynaud Offrande Supreme 2 speakers

Headphone System - Ray Samuels The Raptor tube headphone amp, Beyerdynamic T1 and Akg 712 phones, Silnote Audio Morpheous IC, HRT istreamer DAC, Audioquest Cinnamon Ipod cable

Room Details

Dimensions: 28’ × 20’  X large
Ceiling: 10’

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    • Clearaudio Satisfy Carbon Tonearm
    • Clearaudio Emotion Turntable
    • Line Magnetic 518IA Integrated Amp
    • Apple 160 MG IPOD Classic
    • Wadia 171
    • ModWright LLC KWA100SE Power Amp
    • ModWright LLC LS-100 Tube Preamp
    • Daedalus Audio Argos V2 Speakers
    • Clearlight Audio Maestro MM Cartridge
    • Valley Pastic 4 Shelf Rack
    • Solid Steel 2 Shelf Rack
    • Silnote Audio Orion IC
    • Silnote Audio Poseidon 2 Digital IC
    • Silnote Audio Poseidon IC
    • Audio Art Cable Statement and Classic 1 Power Cords
    • Blue Circle Audio BC 6000 Power Conditioner
    • Furutech TP 60 Conditioner
    • Daedalus Audio DID Isolation Devices
    • Voodoo Cable Iso-Pod
    • Daedalus Audio DID
    Isolation Device
    • Finale Audio 7189 (2)
    Integrated Amp
    • Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport:
    • Aqua Audio Quality La Voce S3 DAC
    • isoAcoustics Orea Bronze

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Hello Facten = Fabulous looking (and I trust, sounding) system! I have been to visit Lou Hinckley on a couple of occasions and had wonderful times. Do you still use the JM Reynaud Offrande Supreme v2 in your second system? I'm looking for speakers for low watt (18wpc) mono blocs. If so I'd love to have a chat. I live in northern California and my number is 415-505-8192.
Thanks and Best, Michael

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Nice system!

The Argos look great...have been on my short list for sometime. Bet they sound sublime with your Modwright gear.. 


Too early to really comment on the TP60 as I just put it into the system and only spun some vinyl for about 2 hours ( I have the phono preamp and turntable plugged into). That said it seems very well made and certainly did not detract from the sound. Will comment further after allowing it more time.

Been very happy with the Daedalus Argos V2s. Received them back in late October and now have them broken in. To my ears they are not genre particular, and offer balanced sound across the spectrum. Lou Hinckley is a true craftsman from both a musical and cabinet craftmanship perspectives 


Very nice. Would love to give a listen to those speakers.
How is the Furutech TP60?


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