Modest system I've scraped together over the years. 

Currently running the Sonica DAC as a preamp straight to the Thors via balanced connections.  Sound is good, but can be a bit cool to the ears with certain recordings.  Sonica is fed 2TB of hi-res music via a hard drive that is directly plugged into the Sonica USB port.  Easy operation via Sonica App.

Two 13" SVS (I forget model number) subs were added to fill out the lower registers even though the ATCs do reach pretty low (40hz).  Subs fed via unbalanced connections from Sonica.

Looking to add a balanced preamp so I can put the vintage Sytemdek IIX turntable back into play.


Room Details

Dimensions: 24’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 9’

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    • OPPO Sonica DAC
    Streaming DAC with the ability to plug a huge hard drive in with all your hi-res files.  App is glitchy at times, but the ability to play music w/o a computer hooked up to your DAC is nice.
    • Merrill Audio Thor Monoblocks

    200w/channel of Class D cool running power (essential when I lived in Vegas)!

    Balanced only inputs.

    • ATC SCM-19v2 Speakers
    Super revealing stand mount speakers.  They sound great but if your equipment or recordings have any flaws, you'll hear those flaws!
    • Systemdek IIX Turntable
    Vintage turntable currently not hooked up due to the lack of a preamp...

Comments 3

Very nice! simple is the way to go in my opinion.

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Very classy setup. Good job.


Nice little setup.. I like the two subwoofers, something I should do.
And the ATCs...


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