My system

If it sounds good, it is good.

This is the equipment that provides me with my daily listening pleasure:

The Wand 14-4 Turntable, The Wand Plus, Hana EL (mc) or Gold Note Vasari Red (mm)

Black Ice Audio F159 tube phono preamp
Lounge Audio LCR Mk III phono preamp and Copla step-up preamp
JoLida Foz XT-R Phono Crosstalk Reducer

Les Davis Audio 3D(2) damper discs

Pioneer D6 SACD player
NAD5100 CD player

Collybia Mamboberry with MoOde media player
HiFiBerry running Volumio 2 media player or JRiver IdPi MC22
Allo DigiOne SPDI/F transport running Volumio 2
Etalon Acoustics musicStreamer
PC running JRiver MC21 on Windows 10, with Fidelizer Pro 7.8

Viganoni Sachem Pure preamplifier and V2 monoblocks
Black Ice Audio FX10 integrated tube amplifier
IMS Hybrid Desktop integrated tube amplifier/DAC

iFi iTube buffer
Burson Cable Pro+ active buffer
QHW Audio The Box analogue signal conditioner
JoLida Foz SS-X Sound Stage Expander/valve buffer preamp
Taket Soundstage Activator

Black Ice Audio DSD DAC WiFi
Styleaudio Carat Peridot USB DAC
Schiit Modi USB DAC

Etalon Ethernet Isolator
Ideon 3R USB conditioner
Intona USB high speed Isolator

Audio Pro Avanti 100DC with ACE bass floorstanding loudspeakers, on DIY plinths
Fidelity Audio No Noise Z inline RFI noise filter

DIY patch panel
Supra LoRad DC-Blocker and non-intrusive filtering

Supra XL Annorum speaker cable, Sword and EFF-ISL interconnects, USB 2.0, Cat8 cabling throughout

My music listening room is an almost symmetrical box of 6.4 m x 3.9 m x 2.4 m, with three wooden doors, and glass doors on one long side, and with a concrete floor covered with floating wood laminate. My listening spot is at the midpoint of the wall opposite the glass doors, overlooking the garden.

My hi-fi journey has also included a Connoisseur BD1 turntable kit, Metrosound ST60, Teleton amplifier, Leak Stereo tuner, Garrard 401, SME 12″, Linn Sondek LP12, Pioneer A400, NAD3020, AKAI 4000D, Sumiko Bluenote 2, KEF Concerto, Jim Rogers JR149, KEF iQ7, DBX, several faulty Cambridge Audio units!, Lite DAC-AH Modified, Rega EAR, T & A, and various radio tuners and cassette decks and others I can’t recall now.

The old layout:

Mid 2018, and a system re-organisation:

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