This system started out as a desire to build out capability for doing audio preservation/restoration, hence the incorporation of "pro audio" gear and cables; it's ended up being used primarily for vinyl and digital listening.

Room Details

Dimensions: 14’ × 18’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Coleman MS8A
    Eight Input Stereo Monitor Switcher
    Purchased new from Markertek, $683.65
    • Bryston Powerpac 60
    Pair w/consecutive SNs.
    Purchased used from eBay, $975
    • B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) 805 Matrix
    Purchased used w/Sound Anchors stands at Raven Hi-Fi in Fredericksburg, VA, $800
    • Rek-O-Kut Rondine 3
    Turntable purchased new from Nauck's resource catalog, $1,185.00
    • Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Phono cart purchased new from Needle Doctor, $440 in January 2015.
    Stylus replaced March 2018.
    Retired February 2021.
    • Nagaoka MP-500
    • Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 SE
    Purchased new from Music Direct, $410
    • Tascam 122 MKIII
    Cassette deck, purchased used from eBay, $444.95
    • Apple MacBook Pro
    Suzanne's old 2009 MacBook Pro used for digital music playback.  Upgraded to 8GB ram, HDD replaced w/my old one.
    • Wireworld Starlight 8 USB
    • Lynx Hilo
    AD/DA converter
    Purchased new from Sound Pure, $2200 (grad gift)
    • Furman PST-8
    Power conditioner for turntable, phono stage, cassette deck, switcher
    • Furman PST-8D
    Power conditioner for TV, Blu Ray, Lynx Hilo, Macbook Pro
    • Mogami 2549
    Interconnects for whole system.  Purchased from Markertek and ProAudioLA.
    • Kimber Kable 4PR
    5ft external bi-wire, bare wire termination.  Had to install spades on the amp side, as wire gauge was too thick for the post.  Purchased new $120/pair.
    • Sound Anchors 3 Post Speaker Stand
    • GIK Acoustics 244 and Monster Bass Traps
    2x Monster Bass Traps w/range limiters
    2x 244 Bass traps
    • Belden 83803 DIY AC Power Cable
    For Bryston amps and Lynx Hilo

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