In addition to the CD processor, I use the 390s as a DAC from my MacBook Pro optical out.  CD is direct to the power amp--the flexibility of the 390s with it's variable output/volume control is incredible.  It's an exceedingly simple and compact system with very nice sound and good quality, mostly US-made, components.
I'm happy with the current system but might consider a couple of upgrades at some point in the future.  I welcome  any thoughts on the following:  
- Levinson 380s 
- Magico ASub.  Probably not since I'm not aware that I'm missing any bass extension and I only listen to jazz and classical anyhow.  That said, I'm curious if anyone has experience with this powered sub.  

Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 14’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Mark Levinson No 390s
    CD Processor
    • Mark Levinson 532H
    Power Amplifier
    • Magico A3
    • Shunyata Research Alpha Speaker Cable
    • Kimber Kable KS-1016
    4 meters
    • IsoAcoustics Gaia II
    Waiting on these to arrive
    • AudioQuest Audioquest Forest 16m (52'6") Toslink to 3.5mm Toslink Fiber Optic Digital Audio
    Length allows cable to go around perimeter of room and connect my MacBook Pro anywhere in the room.

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Thank you!  As much as music, industrial design is a passion of mine, especially Nakashima and FLW.  The Magicos do sound fantastic (and actually look better without the grills)--still breaking them in.  The room could probably use some sound treatment as it's a little bit live.  Any suggestions for unobtrusive but effective treatment?


Nice room there, Mr. Watson - very elegant and nicely decorated. Speakers are very unobtrusive, but sound great, I'm sure.



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