I'm a classical music and opera zealot, and this is my temple of relaxation. Like everyone's temple, it's evolving. I have 9,000+ CDs.  95% are classical and opera, all handpicked performances and many out of print. In a closet: 4% cool jazz and west coast jazz, and 1% everything else. I don't do vinyl because only a fraction of the performances I want are available at reasonable prices, and most not available at all. Plus, not all vinyl beats all CDs with a decent DAC.

I caught the audiophile bug in the early '90s. My system has included Pass, Dunlavy, Meridian, JL subs, Melos, and Schitt. I've loved almost all of it. One day I shall convert my basement into a speakeasy, and reinstall my beloved Dunlavy and Pass system.

Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 18’  Large
Ceiling: 11’

Components Toggle details

    • Martin Logan Renaissance ESL15A
    Superb for classical music
    • OPPO UDP-203
    • Benchmark DAC3 HGC
    Works as a DAC + Preamp
    • Benchmark AHB2
    Bridged as a monoblock, one per speaker
    • Mogami Gold int
    50' balanced from DAC/PreAmp to Amps
    • AudioQuest Rocket 44 spk
    3' speaker cables
    • SurgeX SA-15
    One surge protector per speaker and amp
    • Tripp Lite Isobar 4-Outlet Surge Protector
    Isobar 4-Outlet Surge Protector for Oppo and DAC

Comments 3

Gorgeous room and impressive CD collection! Looks like quite the system! And I can see from the lean in your couch cushions that like me your sweetspot is right in the crack. :p


Wow! Beautiful digs!


Very nice system and beautiful room! I love your CD storage rack utilizing your 11' ceiling. My Vinyl gets preferred treatment and stays inside my house so my CD's unfortunately have to stay in the garage:(


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