Just nuts how this system got out of hand so fast but man does it sound good.

In the future, I see myself trying some room treatments and cable tweaks.

Also want to try an opticalRendu and an audiophile router. Also, miss my Revox R2R.

Room Details

Dimensions: 40’ × 13’  Large
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Sonus Faber Olympica I Speakers
    Rare Graphite maple
    • REL Acoustics S/2 Subwoofers
    x2 - running in stereo
    • Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amplifier
    Integrated Amplifier
    • Ayre Acoustics QB-9 Twenty USB DAC
    coming soon
    • Ayre Acoustics P-5xe MC/MM Phono Preamplifier
    • Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete DAC
    • Sonore ultraRendu Streamer
    • Kuzma Stabi S Turntable
    Stabi S Platter Upgrade Kit, Stabi S Power supply + Mod kit
    • Origin Live Encounter MK3C Tonearm
    • Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze
    • Triode Wire Labs Digital - American Series (Digital American) - 5 feet, 15 A version
    Niagara 1200 to DAC
    • Triode Wire Labs Seven Plus - American Series - 5 feet
    Niagara 1200 to Ayre P-5XE Phono Pre
    • AudioQuest Niagara 1200 Power Conditioner
    On main components
    • AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Power Conditioner
    on router, NAS and CAPs media server
    • AudioQuest Hurricane Power Cable - High Current 15 AMP - 2.0M
    Wall to Niagara 1200
    • AudioQuest Tornado Power Cable - High Current 15 AMP - 1.0M
    Niagara 1200 to Ayre AX-5 Twenty
    • AudioQuest NRG-4 15A Power Cable - 2M
    x2 - Cablepro to REL Subs
    • AudioQuest Diamond 72V DBS 1.5 Meter USB Cable
    • Cardas Audio Clear Cygnus RCA 1 XLR Interconnect
    DAC to Ayre AX-5 Twenty
    • UpTone Audio Audio UltraCap™ LPS-1.2
    • BPT L9-C Power Cord - 2M
    Niagara 1200 to Kuzma PSU
    • CablePro NANA Power Strip
    Just for REL subs and Ikea light
    • Computer Audiophile Pocket Server C.A.P.S. v3 Carbon
    way to slow for Roon but barely does the job. Teddy Pardo - Teddy12/4 - 12V 4.5A Power Supply
    • Synology DiskStation DS416j 4-Bay NAS
    • Paul McCobb MCM Credenza (Planner Group)
    • Akai GX-77 Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder
    • Cardas Audio Clear Cygnus Speaker Cables - 3M Bi-Wire Pair
    • Cardas Audio Clear Rev. 1 - 1M XLR Interconnect - Pair

Comments 8

Nice system.  How does the SF Olympica's sound with the Subs?  I so want a pair of Olympica's.  Was looking at the 2 or 3's but wonder about going smaller and integrating one or two subs as you have done.  Do you ever feel like you are missing something with the bookshelf speaker?


If it sounds even half as good as it looks you've got a winner.  Excellent system.  Congratulations.


Thanks Jimmy :)
Well it’s a shot gun condo but my chair is set almost near field. I’ll take some more pictures. 


It look good and bet sound wonderful too now man👍 .

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That rug looks just about acoustically perfect: a mix of absorption and diffraction.  Is the room really 40ft long?


You think I'm better off sticking with Cardas Cygnus for use between an Ayre QB-9 Twenty to an AX-5 Twenty or jumping Clear or Clear Beyond?

Then there is the older Cardas Audio Neutral Reference, Ayre branded Cardas cable: Ayre Acoustics Signature Series and the Clear Reflection. I like the fact Cygnus utilizes Clear technology.


Thanks so much. I’ll check out those Aurelex Subdudes for sure.


Awesome set-up! Aurelex Subdudes under the REL’s are something to consider. Love the System though 👍


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