A great struggle to accommodate a decent system in a living room that is USED and also balance aesthetics. I will eventually panel the back wall and build -in shelving.All the casework is custom to my design. I pull the speakers out for listening.
I used to have a ET3...this sounds similar but is simply MORE.
Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amplifier
An oldie but goody. Jeff Fischel of CJ once told me that if made today, this design would be over 10K.
MFA Magus A Preamplifier
Highly modified by Scott Frankland. Used as a phonostage.
Sota Nova V turntable
Had SOTA turntables for over 20 years. Bulletproof and great sounding. They have always taken care of me.
Fidelity Research FR-64s tonearm
Good for those heavy old school Japanese cartridges.
SME 309 tonearm
Miyajima Labs Kansui cartridge
Good although I admit I prefer the Shelter's bass performance.
Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum cartridge
Awaiting the rebuild into a 1970's longbody.
Shelter 901 cartridge
Solid performance, particularly in the bass region.
Sony HAP-S1 digital player
Shockingly good. Nice interface and IPhone app.
OPPO 105D blu-ray player
Dali Euphonia MS4 speakers
Coming from a set of B&W Matrix 805's, my requirements for a speaker was a floorstanding, narrow baffle, with SOTA high end performance and sufficient low end. I was particularly focused on companies that conducted serious R&D and made their own drivers. I heard the Dali's at the 2004 SF Audio Show and they quietly impressed me. ProAc, Joseph Audio, Piega, Dynaudio, Focal, and Von Schweikert were on the shortlist.
Tara Labs The One cabling
All interconnects and speaker cables.
Synergistic Research Tricon Anniversary tonearm cable
Synergistic Research Tranquility Base
Under the Sony digital player.
Synergistic Research Grounding Block
All components are star grounded. I had custom ground cables made.