A work in progress for many years, the system sounds so good now that I’m afraid to change anything. But the HAP is somewhat dated so it’s probably time for a change, a streamer/server/DAC will start the upgrade process once again. The HAP is limited to WiFi streaming Spotify and Internet radio but has 700+ CD’s (ALAC) on its 1TB HDD. I like its convenience but would like additional streaming services and a better DAC. It sounds pretty good so I hope upgrading is the right move.

I’m on my second round of Bryston and VPI gear, I like the sound, I like the dependability. An easy choice. The 7T’s are the latest addition, really wonderful sounding loudspeakers that work well with the 4b3. They turned out to be a great choice. I hope I can do as well coming up with a new digital front end.

Few things in life are as pleasant as relaxing with some treasured music playing on a nice sounding stereo system. Life is good!


Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 16’  Medium
Ceiling: 13’

Components Toggle details

    • VPI Classic 3 Signature Edition
    • VPI SDS controller
    • Lyra Delos
    • Sumiko Blackbird
    • ModWright PH-9.0X phono
    • ModWright Outboard power supply
    • Sony HAP-Z1ES audio player
    • Bryston BP-26 pre-amp
    • Bryston MPS-2 power supply
    • Bryston 4B3 amplifier
    • Aerial Acoustics Model 7T loudspeakers
    • Bryston BHA-1 headphone amp
    • Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
    • Sennheiser HD 820 headphones
    • Shunyata Research Hydra 8
    • Audiodesksysteme Glass Record Cleaner
    • SolidSteel S-4 equipment stand
    • AudioQuest Water, Columbia IC
    • AudioQuest Oak speaker cables
    • Shunyata Research Power Cables
    • PS Audio Power Port duplex outlet

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