This is my main system (basement), changing slowly but will eventually get there.  Next upgrade will probably be room treatments followed by replacing the 851N with a PS Audio DSD Jr.  After those upgrades it will probably be time to experiment with different amps - class A and tube. Streaming Tidal and have barely listened to a CD in the last couple years.  Will eventually need a NAS for streaming my CDs that are not in the Tidal library.

Also plan to knock the wall down to the right of the chair and make one room.  Will then be able to move speakers 5 feet out from front wall but will lose 1 foot in width.  I think that's a good tradeoff.  Right now the speakers are 6.5 feet apart, center-to-center, and I sit about 7 to 8 feet back.

Room Details

Dimensions: 15’ × 14’  Medium
Ceiling: 7’

Components Toggle details

    • Cambridge Audio Azur 851N
    • Parasound Halo A21
    Pushing 400 watts into DIs
    • Arcam Diva CD72
    • Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL2
    • Tekton Design Double Impact
    Upgraded version
    • AudioQuest CV-8
    • Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    • Brick Wall 8R Series
    Line conditioner/surge protection

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When I mentioned about "comparison", it was more in the sense of - Watts being equal, how does the ZOTL technology compare with JFET technology? IS the sound more sweet, open, etc. Of course the A21 is more powerful. But the Tekton is fairly efficient and if you match the MicroZotl with Parasound how does the sound compare?
BTW, in your system (at least the pics), the Tektons do not look overbearing as they do in some systems, which is a good thing.


I had considered the Tektons. And I see that we have at least 2 components in common - the Parasound and the BrickWall.
How would you compare the sound of the Parasound Vs the MicroZOTL2 with the Tektons? BTW, your room looks very nice and cozy!