The brief for this system is "closer to the feeling." That makes it subjective. It doesn't make it right. If I feel it, I listen to it. If I don't, I get bored. I feel more music, more kinds of music, more often through playback systems built around tubes, SET amps, high efficiency speakers and turntables. Whether I'm listening to Bach or black metal, this system communicates the emotion and intention of the music for me. Like I said, it's subjective. But it works for me.

Room Details

Dimensions: 29’ × 13’  Large
Ceiling: 9’

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    • Horning Hybrid Agalme Zigma
    • REL Acoustics 212SE (pair)
    • TW Acustic 300B SET monos
    8 w/channel
    • TW Acustic RLS-100 Line
    • TW Acustic RPS-100 Phono
    • JC Verdier La Platine Verdier/OMA slate plinth, armboards
    • Dynavector DV-507 mkII
    • Ortofon RS-309d
    • Myajima Infinity Mono
    • Dynavector DRT XV-1S
    • ASC (Acoustic Sciences Corporation) Iso Thermal Tube Traps

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How has nobody commented on this yet??? And how did I miss it until now?! This system is amazing!! I would love to hear (and feel) the sound it produces. Those speakers are super intriguing, the specs the mnfr list are quite impressive. Curious what you compared them to and what you had prior/what lead you to them. I have 95db efficient Mission towers and I often dream of pairing them with some lower-watt amps.

I also like your title pun and taste in music. I can't say I expect to see Sunn references and Sleep records when cruising Audiogon. And as someone with a TV between his speakers, I really appreciate the lack of distractions within your soundstage. Again, well done all around!