If it sounds good, it is good.
This is the equipment that, by effectively reproducing the recorded arts in my music library, provides me with my daily listening pleasure:
The Wand 14-4 Turntable, TemaadAudio Merlin Reference 12″ tonearm, Hana EL (mc), Gold Note Vasari Red (mm)
Amari Acoustics LP32s turntable, The Wand Plus v2 9″ tonearm, JICO SETO-HORI (mc), Sumiko Pearl with JICO SAS Stylus 1 upgrade (mm)
Black Ice Audio F159 tube phono preamp
Parks Audio Puffin DSP phono
M2Tech Nash phono preamplifier/equaliser
audiodinamica SUT No. 3
JoLida Foz XT-R Phono Crosstalk Reduction
Black Ice Audio Fusion DAC-Transport
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
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 (EVP), Montaudio Rangitoto R1 vibration isolation feet, and 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