Subscribe for future changes, and I'm consolidating 3 systems and re-evaluating everything as I am tempted by the dark side of Single Ended Triode Tube setups again. Going to try and integrate my Casablanca for surround but not sure how to get to my back speakers. I will update with better pictures as I sell/buy. I highly recommend the new PSaudio Sprout 100 as it controlled my Aviors without sounding hard even when they hit 1.78ohm, plus the build quality is a steal. They even give you Spade to Banana adapters but be careful to not short your speakers if your wires are heavy like mine. I had to put plastic between each. Sprout was moved to bedroom for Logitech squeezebox/Bolder modified powersupply controlled by Roon and driving a pair of Triangle speakers.
i7 Intel with 16gb of Ram, 256GB Pci SSD, with 8TB external with 120k songs. Installed in a fanless case
Rockport Technologies Avior
Factory Custom Lambo metallic Orange
I have had 3 Technics before with KAB mods, and a mega dollar high mass setup before. Decided i wanted to reduce the hassle of analog, and the flexibility of removable headshell for multiple carts and instant VTA adjustments makes this a champ. I will be adding the KAB silicone damper for the arm soon.
Audio Technica AT-ART9
Still breaking it in.. too much detail right now, and I think i need a headshell space as i have maxed out my VTA because this cart is so short.
Theta Digital Compli DVD
amazing Redbook player with super low jitter thanks to its own jitter jail
Wilson Audio Watch Dog 2
Custom Ferrari Fly Red, as I use to have Wilson Watt Puppy in Ferrari Fly Yellow and it looked like Legos. Musical sub that is crazy fast and almost 300lbs. I have a couple of broken tiles thanks to it and my prior Wilson Maxx 1,2,3 (1100lbs) of the past years.
Vyger Baltic M
SME 312 arm, with magnetic levitation footers and a 19 lb platter. working on getting the art9 cart aligned.
PS Audio Sprout 100
Dude this was pretty damn incredible that it could drive my 1.73ohm speakers with authority.. the problem was my speaker cable and power cables weighed too much so I had to add weight on top of the unit to keep it from flipping off my rack. PS audio Sprout 100 is a Devialet on a budget and totally amazing! it's not even broken in yet for my 2nd system
Oyaide R1 Outlet
3 Dedicated 20 amp circuits installed, 1 for HT, 2 for Audio and 20amp load each with a home run. Dedicated circuits are probably the cheapest upgrade to your stereo, and second, your plugs. At least pull out all plug on the circuit and use Craigs De-oxit to clean all connections and to make sure they aren't shorting on the case as my electrician did.
Maple Shelf any butcher block or maple shelf upgrade at the end of the day.
Boos Blocks are some of the best... Cut on them wash them off, don't stuff in dishwasher. Periodically you will want to coat them with mineral oil. Be Civial, and protect your daughters under 1 years to 100+ years.
Devialet D220 Expert Pro
Class A driving Class D output. SAM speaker correction enabled. Roon Room correction implemented and upsampling to DSD. Devialet is a Roon endpoint and controlled by my tablet
Audience AU24-SX SPEAKER CABLES
these suddenly added a ton of speed of attack and even more precise instrument isolation in the soundstage. This increased my depth of soundstage also. The SE version were rolled off on top and boring so sadly you have to go to SX to get the Audience Magic in my opinion
@mjcmt Thanks for the comments/questions. That tube amp is my Line Magnetic LM-518ia Integrated Tube Amp which is a 22watt SET amp with 845 output tubes. Amazing little 77lb tube amp that can drive my Rockports with flawless control of the whole freq range that most solid state amps can't handle that 2ohm drop. The 1200G and 1200GR i feel are better than fully modified MG5 SL1210 that I ran in the past. If you want simplicity in an analog setup the Technics lets you focus on the music and the perfect timing. unfortunately, i can't resist beautiful complex analog setups and have bought a new table to see how it compares to the Technics.