My system

If it sounds good, it is good.

This is the equipment that, by effectively reproducing the recorded arts, provides me with my daily listening pleasure:

The Wand 14-4 Turntable, The Wand Plus v2 9″ tonearm, Shure V15VxMR in Cocobolo wood body (handmade by Stanley Engineering) with JICO Morita Kurogaki stylus

Gold Note Vasari Red (mm) in reserve

Amari Acoustics LP32s turntable, with JICO SETO-HORI cartridge; also fitted with a TemaadAudio Merlin Reference 12″ tonearm, and Hana EL (mc) cartridge through audiodinamica SUT No. 3 step-up transformer

Black Ice Audio F159 tube phono preamp

(Parks Audio Puffin phono DSP in reserve)

(JoLida Foz XT-R Phono Crosstalk Reduction)

ONKYO NS-6170 network player

Pioneer D6 SACD player (10 years old)

Pioneer PD-30 SACD player (new)

NAD5100 CD player

PC running JRiver MC25 on Windows 10, with Fidelizer Pro 7.8

Viganoni & Viganoni Sachem Pure preamplifier and V2 monoblock power amplifiers

Black Ice Audio F360 tube preamplifier

JoLida FX10 Glass integrated tube amplifier

JoLida Fusion DAC-Transport

Beresford TC-7240 Line Level Audio Router

Etalon Ethernet Isolator

Ideon 3R USB conditioner

Audio Pro Avanti 100DC with ACE bass floorstanding loudspeakers, on DIY plinths and rollerball vibration isolation

Supra LoRad DC-Blocker and non-intrusive filtering

Supra XL Annorum speaker cable, Sword and EFF-ISL interconnects, USB 2.0, CAT8 cabling throughout

Norman Varney Equipment Vibration Protectors, Montaudio Rangitoto R1 vibration isolation feet, Elusive Audio Audio Grade Sorbothane Isolation Feet and Solitude ONE isolation feet, Les Davis Audio 3D(2) damper discs

My music listening room is an almost symmetrical box of 6.1 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 integrated amplifier, 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:

Now (April, 2019) it looks like this:

July 2019: another rejig …

Update 1st August 2018: awaiting second turntable

New turntable … Amari Acoustics LP32s

Update 9th February 2020: