I love and listen to music. I suspect I could spend more time with speaker placement and room treatment to improve the sound. The electronics are likely to be viewed as overkill for the speakers but I love the .7 in my smallish room. I sit on the long wall.

Room Details

Dimensions: 15’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 9’

Components Toggle details

    • Kirmuss Audio Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner
    For the really nasty thrift-shop vinyl. Not as easy to use as the ProJect. It is a CHORE. but the results are wonderful.
    • Pro-Ject Audio Systems VC-S Record Cleaning System
    • PS Audio P3 Power Plant
    Seems to help my system. I would love to try other power systems to see if I notice any improvements.
    • Pangea Audio Power cables
    Various models used throughout the system. If I get the energy I'll look them up later...
    • Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO
    Isolation base for the turntable. Honestly, I cannot say I've noticed much improvement with this component. I still get footfalls and occasional thumps from vibrations around the room. Looking for upgrade ideas here...
    • VPI Industries Analog Drive System (ADS)
    Peace of mind for the obsessive and very convenient speed changes.
    • VPI Industries Prime Signature
    I wish I had gone with the rosewood, but the black is nice too!
    • Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star
    Peter's wonderful moving iron cartridge. A nearly perfect marriage with the JC3+ preamp.
    • Parasound Halo JC-3+
    Although I have not tried the mega-buck phono preamps in my system, I cannot imagine getting even better sound than this from my vinyl with any other phono preamp.
    • AudioQuest Columbia
    All XLR Interconnects between the DAC and phono-preamp and Ayre preamp and between the Ayre preamp and amp.

    RCA into phono-preamp.
    • PS Audio DirectStream DAC
    Running Windom OS. Upgraded from DirectStream DAC Jr., in which I found subtle but important improvements.
    • AudioQuest Rocket 88
    Speaker Cables
    • Ayre Acoustics K-5xe MP
    Fully balanced preamplifier with unusual input selection, but built like a tank.
    • Ayre Acoustics V-5xe
    I love the Ayre house sound, and this amp is wonderful.
    • REL T5i
    A stereo pair to augment the Magnepan's limited low-end extension.
    • Magnepan .7
    For my space and tastes, a great speaker.
    • Roon Labs ROCK
    Must have for my digital system

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TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp,...

It works great!


This may sound weird but what is the light you are using for the TT?


Thank you! I like your system too!


Very nice system.  I own Magnepans as well - I am not surprised how much you have spent on the front end of your system.  I'm sure it sounds quite nice.

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