Room Details

Dimensions: 9’ × 13’  Small
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Usher Mini One Diamonds, & Mini Two Diamonds
    Abbey Road Bi-Wire speaker cables
    • Townshend Audio Rock 7
    Merlin power supply, Mark Baker belt (Origin Live), Funk Firm FXR re-wired with Audio Note 38 gauge/silver straight through,(from cart clips to phono stage) to KLE Absolute Harmony RCAs. With the round BDR platform, I'm able to let the fixed phono cable run down beside the basic platform without interference.
    • VPI Industries Classic 3 Signature SE
    Using a SOTA Eclipse motor package (Condor, Roadrunner)

    Stillpoints Ultra SS feet
    • VPI Industries Analog Drive System (ADS)
    • Soundsmith Sussurro Mk. 2
    • K&K Audio Trio phono preamplifier
    Herbies tube dampers, Synergistic blue fuse
    • SMc Audio DNA-225 modded to Signature Ultra status
    • Quicksilver V-4 mono
    • Martin Logan Depth i
    Two of these
    • Shunyata Research Hydra 4 & Hydra 6 & Hydra 8 & V-Ray
    • Synergistic Research FEQ - Frequency Equalizer
    • Synergistic Research Blue & Maestro outlets
    • Akiko Audio Triple AC Enhancer
    • Akiko Audio Phono Enhancer
    • ORB disc flattener DF-01iA
    • VPI Industries HW16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
    • Stillpoints LLC Aperture
    • Furutech RW-1
    • Vicoustic Extreme Bass Panels
    • Ready Acoustics Bass panels
    (2) moddified
    • Vicoustic Mutifuser DC2 Diffusion panels
    • Perfect Path Technologies Omega + E Mat
    2 of these
    • MyMat turntable mat
    2 of these
    • Vibrato Ultrasonic record cleaner
    10 quart/80khz/frequency sweep function/6 transducers/heater
    • Mark Tunis Silver Ghost interconnects
    Recently upgrades with KLE Absolute Harmony RCAs
    • PEEK film for VPI dual pivot owners
    At .0002" thick, this film applied to the metal dual pivot base will bring out the best of your dual pivot upgrade. 

    I'll provide a pre-cut piece, mailed for $10.00 in the CONUS.
    • SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC Star ES
    • Shelter 501 MK II
    • Dedicated Audio Cable Elevators
    I added the rubber bands

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The Wall Damp material has a thin layer of adhesive on each side. The stuff is like fly paper! ASC sells it in 4" squares, 1.5" x 4' strips, and roll ends by the lb.


Wow Steve, two double-wide BDR shelves. Me likey! I'm making myself all new shelves for my three Solid Steel racks (to replace the stock MDF). A layer of slate, another of Baltic Birch plywood, with a layer of ASC Wall Damp between them. Not as good as carbon fiber, but a lot cheaper. Can't get them done until my woodworker reopens his business.



Awesome Steve! In the 90's I had all my gear sitting on exterior wall-mounted Target shelves, a Townshend Seismic Sink between each shelf and the piece sitting on it. My current situation doesn't allow for that, so it's back to floor racks.

How do you like the Vicoustic Multifusers? I have a carton in my shopping cart on the Thomann (Germany) site, watching the exchange rate as the dollar gains in strength. When the Euro hits bottom, I'll pounce!


Bummer! So you built your Trio? Not too demanding? Guess if I want a Maxxed Out it'll have to be used. I'm happy right now with my Herron. THAT Keith is another good guy!


slaw, I see what appears to be a K & K phono amp under your Rock. Is it the Maxxed Out? If I ever again get a new phono stage, that's at the top of my very short check out list (along with the Zesto).


Looks like an excellent design Steve. The layout of my current room prevents wall mounting my Townshend Rock Elite table (it has Sorbothane feet, which I bypass with a set of the Seismic Pods), but luckily my floor is pretty stable. Kenny, I think you may be able to put a set of the Pods under your rack, even with your table's spring suspension. The resonant frequency of the Pods is very, very low, not that close to that of your table's, I would guess. You of course don't want both spring systems to have the same resonant frequency, but I don't believe you would. Email Max Townshend for technical advice, he's a very nice fellow.