Long time Salk Speaker owner (6 models) and I wanted a change. I found myself drawn to Wilson's over and over and took the plunge via Albert's shop in Chicago.
I've been through 30 amplifiers in 10 year of mid level grades/prices. Took a chance on the Luxman, especially being Class A, that it would have enough power for the dipping impedance of the Wilsons. Perfect match with the Pass as well.
Bricasti Design M1 dac
A tried and true unit that plays redbook every bit as good as DSD. I probably could trade up but it has been so trouble free and has the latest s/w, so I'll continue to love it.
Pass Labs XP-12
Very quiet unit. Would love a 22 but the beer virus delayed that trade-up for now.
The only PC that has cleaned up the sound and gotten out of the way w/o boosting bass, or slowing the sound down, or doing something negative. Finally found a keeper!
Hollis Audio Labs MS-2 Server
Rich makes a nice stripped down computer to run my JRiver.
Shunyata Research Sigma Series USB
Bam! What a huge difference maker. I stretched my budget and it was so worth it.
Stealth Audio Cables PGS v8
The older version of gold wire. Just fantastic for my system today in combo with the Rapture by Gabriel Gold and Fideliums.
The tone, body, weight, clarity, and toe-tapping are excellent.
Gabriel Gold Rapture version 1
It was a tough fight, but the Gabriel's matched up with my PGS gold cable better than the Stealth Indra's.
Silversmith Audio Fidelium Speaker Cables
So far pretty darned good with my new combo of IC's - Stealth PGS in front and Stealth Indra 08's to amp. Wow.
DCCA Passion Pro XXL
Stellar power cables of flat ribbon - very wide and very smooth.
Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature
Various Verastarr PC's working with the DCCA's.
GIK Acoustics D1's and Impression Series diffusers
RealTraps Diffusers & traps
Adona Corporation AV45
I extrapolated my Adona rack into 3 separate racks sitting side by side by procuring some extrusions and end caps from industrial suppliers. The 3" solid maple blocks were bought here and there over time and I had them painted black by Salk Sound to blend in.
Thanks guys. I have historically built rooms from bare concrete on out. This room pre-existed so I had little opportunity to do much in the way of structural, etc. I added insulation to the floor since the kitchen is below and then a layer of MLV, which really helped, right before the laminate. I've used MLV before, but with double drywall and hat channel. I was pleasantly surprised how much it helped just laying on the plywood.
I hope you don't take this in a bad way, but your system takes me back aestheticly to the late 90's. Replace the Dac for a CD payer and we are there. The silver stands, Pass Labs pre and those bad ass Wilsons. I love it. I know your stuff is newer, but the image just took me back. Awesome system.