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
Thanks Eric. The Multifusers are fantastic. I had originally planned to put all 6 on the ceiling. Out of curiosity, I put 3 on the back wall and was amazed!. I was going to put the remainder on the ceiling but out of curiosity, I put one on top of each Furutec diffuser and one in the center front wall and was again amazed. Looks like another 6 pack for the ceiling at a later date.
It's been a while and I felt the need to update. The past posts regarding the performance of the VPI vs The Rock need to be amended.
It turned out my new Classic 3 Sig SE had it's S2P distance off by 3-4 mm from the factory, in addition my old SDS was failing. The S2P distance has now been corrected and VPI gave me a new ADS in exchange for my old SDS.
While I haven't been able to compare directly yet, The VPI is performing admirably. I have also added the dual pivot upgrade. It is a great upgrade!
I take your point regarding multiple springs...however, I go with what has worked for me. I will be able to address each individual component when I get the system installed. Such as using either a BDR Shelf for the source, with or without Symposium Rollerblock Jrs. (to address horizontal issues). Lots of options.
No, It's the Trio. According to Kevin, the Maxxed-Out may never be produced again. I think the Trio may be in the process of being phased out as well. He told me that he has a brand new design he wants to develop. I too lusted after a Zestos... the price is a consideration. I believe K&K offers performance way above their asking price. I've spent several hours talking and listening with Kevin. I'm a believer.
Thank you both for your responses. I have many years, tears and lots of time/money invested in what resulted in my current set-up. I can appreciate your time invested in researching the best way to isolate/decouple. All I can say is, sometimes one has to go with their ears. This is what I've done and I'm very satisfied. Still, I think my new design will be beneficial to my forth-coming set-up/