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An Architect's Music Room

The music room took a lot of love and 10 years of planning/design to build. Now it is finally there (well almost). Here are some initial pictures of the analog shrine. Hopefully I can now continue my harmless indulgence in good music and share it with my little daughter as she grows up.

New updates in 2016-17 with new McIntosh C50 preamp and MVP891 SACD player, sweet sounding BMC M2 monoblocks, Primaluna Dialogue Seven monoblocks and a beautiful Transrotor Leonardo Doppio turntable. Latest addition to top it off is a pair of the magnificent Focal Utopia Scala speakers in a warm gray finish.

Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 15’  Medium
Ceiling: 9’

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    • Focal Utopia Scala
    Warm Grey finish. Version 1.
    • McIntosh C50
    Solid State Preamp
    • McIntosh MVP-891
    SACD and Blu-Ray player
    • BMC M2
    Solid State Monoblock Amps
    • Transrotor Leonardo Doppio 25/25/60
    Turntable made in Germany
    • Sony HAP-Z1ES
    Music server.
    • Otari MX-5050 B2
    Reel to Reel Recorder
    • Graham Engineering 1.5 Tonearm
    With Benz M2 Wood MC Cartridge
    • PrimaLuna DiaLogue 7
    Tube Monoblock Amps with Tung Sol KT150s
    • JL Audio F112
    Matt black 12" subwoofer. Music room.
    • Cardas Audio Golden Cross Speaker Cables
    Two pairs. Pair each for each monoblock amps
    • Audeze LCD-XC
    Closed back headphones.
    • Nakamichi LX-5
    Cassette deck
    • GamuT Audio PHI-7
    Full range floorstanding speakers from Denmark.
    • Sony 85" X900F TV
    • Pioneer Kuro 60"
    Home Theatre
    • Marantz AV7702 MKII
    Home Theatre
    • Marantz MM8077
    Home Theatre
    • Outlaw Audio 5000
    Home Theatre
    • B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) M-1
    Home Theatre
    • Definitive Technology HT Surround Speakers
    Home Theatre
    • JL Audio Dominion D110
    Ash finish 10" subwoofer. Home theatre.

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Hi there... The clear dust cover were custom made several years back for another set of tube amps. They just happen to fit the PrimaLunas perfectly. Sorry don't have the manufacturer details.


Much appreciated, Amvm73, Albertporter and bubba12. Happy Holidays to you all!


Hi... We live in Southern California. Ours was built in 1952 by a fairly well known local MCM architect, Paul Tay. A lot of work has gone into this house over the last 10 yrs of ownership. Previous owner didn't care for the style of architecture, unfortunately. Thanks for your very kind comments!