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, TemaadAudio Merlin Reference 12″ tonearm, Hana EL (mc) or Gold Note Vasari Red (mm)

Black Ice Audio F159 tube phono preamp

Parks Audio Puffin phono DSP

audiodinamica SUT No. 3

Les Davis Audio 3D(2) damper discs

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 monoblocks

Black Ice Audio F360 tube preamplifier

Black Ice Audio DSD DAC WiFi

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

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, 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:

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