This is my current reference system. Same Single Ended Triode and Single Driver philosophy as before. There been so many updates to my system that it was easier to just create a new system profile in AudiogoN to highlight what I'm currently listening to. Most of the other components in my older system profile largely remain but this is what I'm usually listening to. Highlights:
1) The Rethm Saadhana V3 are game changers.
2) I bought another Berning 300B SET ZOTL and it turns out that David Berning has made minor revisions which have improved this great amp. This latest version sounds great.
3) The Wavac PR-T1 preamp is the best preamp in my system so far.
4) The Chord DAVE DAC plus Blu2 Transport/Upsampler are game changers.
5) The Verastarr computer streamer is a huge leap from my previous Auralic Aries FEMTO. My digital music is much better now and very close to vinyl. I love ROON and TIDAL, especially MQA.
6) The Wavac LCR-X2 phono preamp is good. I use a AudioNote Kondo SFz step-up transformer with the Koetsu Coralstone Platinum (with Diamond Cantilever) cartridge. Upgrading the Fidelity Research FR66s internal tonearm wiring to latest Ikeda silver wiring is an important upgrade and highly recommended to those who have the FR tonearms.
7) Changing to all Verastarr Silver foils for power cords, IC and ethernet cables have been a revelation.

Room Details

Dimensions: 25’ × 14’  Large
Ceiling: 20’

Components Toggle details

    • WAVAC Audio LCR-X2 phonostage
    • WAVAC Audio PR-T1 preamp
    • Berning 300B SET ZOTL. 2018 version
    • Rethm Saadhana V3 Speakers
    • Technics SP10Mk3 Turntable with Krebs Mod 2, upgraded electronics and Porter Plinth
    • Fidelity Research FR66s tonearm with updated Ikeda internal silver wiring
    • Koetsu Coralstone Platinum Diamond Cantilever with Koetsu stone body headshell
    • Chord Electronics Ltd. Dave DAC
    • Chord Electronics Ltd. BLU2 CD transport and Upsampler
    • Verastarr Audio Performer Digital Streamer
    • Verastarr Audio Silver Power cables, Silver interconnects (RCA and XLR) and silver speaker cables. All of them foils,

Comments 2

Hi devilboy,

I see you like Rethm. Well, the Saadhana V3 are quite amazing. Best so far in my system.


Wow. VERY impressive.
My Rethm Trishnas are the best speakers I've ever had.
Good job.


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