This is the system I built up specifically for apartment use, where large scale dynamics and output are more or less not allowed on account of the neighbors. Therefore my system design requirements were for an ultra-low noise floor, great resolution and dynamics at lower level listening and a holographic sound-stage where the speakers "disappeared". People who heard this system when it was finished couldn't believe it. The midrange was sublime bordering on the best I've ever heard to this day. At it's peak it was $32K at retail, in my 500 sq ft $375 a month apartment, haha. I had Walker Audio super silver treatment on all connections, I made most of my own power-cords, had all kinds of little tweaks until the system glowed as I call it. The sound was holographic and unreal. I had sound panels behind the monoblocks to improve imaging, but unfortunately I don't have a picture of the system then. I also had Walker Audio Valid Points for tuning, but no pic of it fully setup.
Thanks for the comments! I'm just seeing them now so sorry for the late response. Beaks are audio jewelry IMO. I've never critically listened to compare, because I don't really care to know, but they look cool I think. Tweaks are tweaks because they're almost impossible to tell the difference with just one minor tweak. I tweaked the whole system, and it was most noticeable when I "un-tweaked" the system let's say, and some of the magic glow was lost. I couldn't tell you what it was though that did it. To this day, this system had the most amazing soundstage of any system I've ever owned.
Nice system and description of your results. I’ve experimented with lots of systems and settled in with 2 of 3 of those systems using Cambridge and Totem acoustics combos that are simply a joy to listen to. Forest in one, rainmaker in another. Thanks for sharing.