This is a 2-channel system in a multifunction living room. The ceiling of the room slopes from 10 to 17 feet high. All audio components, except the Thiel loudspeakers, are in custom cherry cabinets on the right side of the living room. The back of the cabinets has a ventilated door that allows access from an adjoining room. For critical listening, the coffee table can be removed and the two chairs on the right can be re-positioned to improve symmetry in relation to the sectional sofa on the left side. Cables to the speakers are routed up through the floor from an unfinished section of the basement below. The living room system has gradually become focused on server and streaming based audio, and the turntable has been moved from the living room to a 5.1 home theater system in the basement. A Sonos Connect allows the living room system to be linked with other Sonos components throughout the house for multiroom audio use.

Room Details

Dimensions: 17’ × 19’  Medium
Ceiling: 10’

Components Toggle details

    • Thiel Audio CS-2.2 Loudspeakers
    • PS Audio M700 Monoblock Amplifiers
    • PS Audio BHK Signature Preamp
    • PS Audio DirectStream DAC
    • Innuos Zen Mk3 Server/Streamer
    • Innuos Phoenix USB
    • Sony X55ES CD Player
    • Thorens TD-160c Turntable
    • Grado Signature MCZ Cartridge
    • Cardas Audio Clear Reflection XLR Cables
    Used between DAC and Preamp and between Preamp and Amps
    • Cardas Audio Parsec Speaker Cables
    • Network Acoustics ENO Ethernet Filter and Streaming Cable
    • Shunyata Research Alpha USB Cable
    From Innuos Zen to Phoenix USB
    • Network Acoustics USB III Cable
    From Phoenix USB to DAC
    • Shunyata Research Delta v2 NR and Venom V12 NR Power Cables

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Lol, 8 ft Cardas would be a tad pricy!

I’ve got the tube preamp , too
I has it with Thiels 

I also retubed a with a cyro tube that really gave me the “ English gentleman “ sound that I was looking for 

No subwoofer ? 

Or do you have the full range you want ? 

Thiels were  in need of a bit of taming, but the effort was worth it 
I also noticed electrical cables helped harshness , especially rohdium content 

Keep up the good work 




Nice setup 
Still using Thiels!   They are very persnickety of upstream components !    You must have found a good combination with PS Audio and Cardas. 
As a fellow , past Thiel owner, when you get it right they really sing . 

What other cable companies have you tried.  I was super impressed with the parsec ic , between amp and preamp 
It warmed everything up, with great detail, but very gentle and not in your face
I’ve wondered if the next step clear cables would be worth it 

We’ll done