After many years of effort, I have arrived at a system based on high value components. I recently upgraded the speakers, power amp, AC power filter, power cords, and speaker cables and I am very happy with the results.

My backup pieces can be seen on on shelf on the right behind the system: a Nakamichi 610 preamp and an Adcom GFA 5200 amp.

The room is a combination office and sound room:
  • It is a ground-level (1/2 basement) room with a concrete floor, and concrete and wood walls
  • The room has a dead-end / live-end acoustic 
  • The AC outlet feeding the system is on a dedicated 15 amp line
The last upgrades I have planned are a new phono cartridge and acoustic diffusors for the ceiling.

Thanks for looking. Happy listening!

Room Details

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

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    • Denon DP-2000 drive, with a Stax UA-7 tonearm and a Sumiko EVO III cartridge
    • Yamaha C-60 preamp
    (as my phono stage and headphone amp)
    • Rega Original Planet CD player
    • HP Pavilion i7 quad-core laptop
    (for internet streaming and DVD playback)
    • Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2

    (DAC and digital preamp; allows analog playback from the Yamaha C-60 via the Pass Through feature)
    • Adcom GTP-450
    (used as a tuner)
    • Spread Spectrum Technologies Son of Ampzilla II
    (225 watts per channel - I love this amp!)
    • Living Sounds Audio LSA-20 Statement speakers
    (I absolutely love these speakers!)
    • Core Power Technologies Deep Core 1800
    • PS Audio Power Director 3.5
    • Core Power Technologies USBe Perfect
    • Custom Built Bass Trap
    (There are bass traps in all 4 corners, and on the sides of the record shelves.)
    • Nitty Gritty Model One
    (Record cleaning machine)
    • ASC (Acoustic Sciences Corporation) Sound Planks and Sound Panels

Comments 3

Thank you! I love these speakers. They deliver everything I liked about my B&W, ADS, and Vandersteen speakers, and they do it all much better.

And yes, I am using the Rega Planet as a transport and feeding the signal via coax into the DAC. It should work very well for you.

Happy listening!


Those speakers are your statement piece in this system. Beautiful. 

I'm considering a Rega Planet to use as a transport for my system. Are you using yours as a transport w/ the digital output?


That's a very eclectic group of equipment glad it all works well together. Those LSA speakers look cool very reminiscent of the Acoustic Zen Adagio speakers.


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