I welcome any feedback, constructive criticisms, or ideas for my next upgrade.

I like to buy American products.

I listen to a variety of music Bluegrass, folk, 90's alternative rock, 70's rock, blues, etc.

Listening time is about 50% vinyl 40% ripped cds or downloads in flac format, and 10% free streaming service.  I hook a laptop up to the dac.

The plan for future upgrades are as follows
1. Tekton double impacts
2. Sota Sapphire VI turntable.
3. Mytek Brooklyn or Schiit Yggdrasil

Room Details

Dimensions: 18’ × 25’  Large
Ceiling: 7’

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    • Tyler Acoustics Halo 4
    Bookshelf speakers.
    Herbie audio lab tenderfoot
    • SVS SB-2000
    Subs, x2
    • Schiit Audio Vidar
    Mono block x2
    • Schiit Audio Freya +
    JJ tubes 6SN7 x 4
    Cullen power cord
    Herbie audio lab tube dampeners
    Herbie audio lab tenderfoot
    • VPI Industries Cliffwood
    Grado Green MI cartridge 
    Herbie audio lab way excellant mat
    Herbie audio lab tenderfoot
    Homemade 2" birch platform
    Homemade dust cover
    • Schiit Audio MANI
    Phono preamp
    • Schiit Audio Modi Multibit
    • Furman Elite-15 PFi
    Power conditioner surge protector
    Cullen power cord
    • Cables Audioquest
    Audioquest golden gate interconnects
    Audioquest black lab subwoofer cables
    Audioquest wildcat phono cable
    Audioquest pearl toslink
    • Homemade Speaker Stands
    Birch base and top. 2" square tube steel. Rubber leveling feet.
    • Homemade Acoustic Panels
    Owens Corning Thermafiber fire and sound mineral wool. 
    8 panels in total 4 pictured, 4 behind seating

Comments 3

Cool little system! Is it possible to pull your speakers out a bit from the front and side walls?


What a schitty system....sorry had to. Beautiful job on the stands. I’ve enjoyed making them as well.


Your system is very cool that I am sure sounds great.  My only possible suggestion is to upgrade your turntable (I have owned Oracle Delphi 2, VPI Traveler v1 and Scout 1.1).  I recently did something silly and tried out the Schiit Sol.  It was arduous to set up and motor decoupling is something I will work on further but in my mind there is no comparison - THE SCHIIT SOL IS THE BOMB!.  Lower noise, better grove contact due to 11" arm and virtually no arm friction (unipivot). Love your use of Schiit equipment.  It is both reliable and sonically delightful.  Detailed and never edgy, airy and powerful yet with a strong drive and deliberate microdynamics.  Great System!


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