Reimer Speaker Systems Tetons (with the Hi-Vi Isodynamic Planar tweeters and series crossovers) heavily treated with Marigo VTS Dots, with Townshend Audio super-tweeters.
Clayton Audio M200 monoblock amplifiers (with Hi-Fi Tuning and Furutech fuses), Heed Quasar phonostage and Canamp, and a Cary Audio SLP-05 preamplifier w/Pope 6SN7s (with Hi-Fi Tuning fuses). DEQX PreMate.
Digital: Playback Design MPS-5 player (with a Furutech fuse) and Mytek Stereo192 DSD DAC.
Analog: Transrotor 25/25/60 Leonardo turntable with a Shelter 901 MC cartridge w/Marigo dot. Sennheiser HD600 and Audeze LCD 3 headphones and Heed Audio Canamp headphone amplifier.
Computer Based System (main system): Mac Mini (Quad Core i7/8GB ram with iTunes 11, Pure Music 1.89g, Audirvana, or Amarra ) to a Sonicweld Diverter HR via either the Locus Design Nucleus or Cynosure V2, Cardas Clear, WyWires, Purist Audio, Light Harmonic, or Furutech USB cables (or direct to the DAC via a van den Hul Optocoupler II Toslink cable). Purist Audio Contego S/PDIF RCA or AES/EBU, von Gaylord Chinchilla AES/EBU, Locus Design Core S/PDIF RCA or AES/EBU, or DH Labs D-75 AES/EBU digital cables feeding the digital inputs on the Playback MPS-5. Drobo FS with four WD Green 1TB drives. Shakti Stones and Onlines. Audioquest Carbon Cat7 and Netgear gigabit switch. Atomic Audio isolation platform.
Locus Design Vision, Kubala-Sosna Emotion, Purist Audio Proteus Provectus Revised, Skogrand, and/or Soundstring interconnects. Kubala-Sosna Emotion or Purist Audio Proteus Provectus Revised, and Skogrand speaker cables. Kubala-Sosna Emotion, Purist Audio, Kaplan GS MKll, Dynamic Design Spirit-C Digital (CD player), Tel-Wire, Pi Audio (Mac Mini), and Luminous Audio Power Lynx Mega (amplifiers and preamps) AC cords.
Stein H2 Harmonizers, Nordost Qv2, Qx2, and Qx4, Bybee Power Purifier v 2.0 AC Conditioner, Nanotec Nespa #1, Furutech RD-2 demagnitizer, Acoustic Revive RR-77 and R-777 with KingRex DC power supply, Golden Goddess Super Effect Speaker Bullets, Blue Circle BC86 Noise Hound (office system) and Audio Prism QuietLines (throughout the house). Dedicated 20 (amplifiers) and 15 amplifier (everything else) AC circuits. Tons of Shakti Stones and On-Lines, and Original Cable Jackets (frig's AC and telephone line). Various Marigo VTS Dots used extensively throughout the system and room (window behind listening seat). EchoBuster acoustical treatments and Shakti Hallographs. Black Raviolis under Bybee, Heed, Mac, Playback, Cary, and Claytons, (1, 2, and 3 versions). BDR cones and board (turntable), BDR cones and Jumbos (under speakers), and even more BDR cones and Composite discs under whatever else is left. Mondo racks and stands. Walker Audio Ultimate High Definition Links, Talisman, and SST, and Furutech Nano Liquid. Clever Little Clock. Various hard woods placed here and there along with numerous Peter Belt treatments. audioexcellence az AudioDharma Cable Cooker for all cables.
Our listening room is about 18' long x 14' wide and has 9' coved ceilings. All walls are lathe and plaster with suspended wood floors (construction is 1928 Spanish) which have been reinforced directly under the speakers with concrete pillars. While this is our living room, it has become dedicated more to audio than to casual conversation. As such we have employed a fair amount of room treatments (EchoBuster, Marigo, and Shakti products), as well as two dedicated AC lines. Speakers and equipment have been painstakingly measured and set up to offer the best presentation possible. Our musical tastes are pretty much all over the map, but we do prefer music that is more slanted and "alternative" to the accepted norm—regardless of the genre. I should add that in my room, the Reimer Tetons are pretty much flat to 21Hz.
When we listen to music, Carol and I prefer a full-range sound that places the performers out into the room. We like a more "in-your-face" sound as opposed one where the soundstage sits well behind the speakers. Additionally, we like our music with a bit more "syrup" than most so our current system is slanted towards the richer and warmer side of things. Another thing we do like is detail and imaging. Yes, a well-defined soundfield that offers a well-lit stage is what we are after—though one that stresses musicality over sterile neutrality. Not lush mind you, but a bit perhaps a touch darker than most.
Chario Hyper Reference 2000.
Kora Explorer 90 SI integrated.
EAD T-1000 transport and DSP-1000 II DAC.
Interconnects are DH Labs Revelations, Audience, or Kubala-Sosna. Speaker cables are JPS Ultraconductors.
Blue Circle BC86 Noise Hound, dedicated 20 amplifier circuit, and Vibrapods.
Computer Based System (home office)
Home Theater System
Paradigm LCR350 fronts and center, 250 surrounds, and a Velodyne DSP12 subwoofer.
Pioneer VSX-60TXV receiver.
Samsung 46" LED HDTV television and an Oppo BD105.
Luminous Audio speaker cables, Cardas S-video cable, Cardas component video cables, Audioquest Carbon HDMI, Silver Sonic HDMI 1.3 cable, and DH Labs Deluxe Toslink cables. Bybee Golden Goddess TV Enhancer AC tail, Kubala-Sosna, DH Labs Red Wave, Luminous, and JPS AC cords.
Equi-Tech 1.5Q balanced power, Gingko Cloud 10 platform, Shakti Stones and On-lines, and an Electra-Clear EAU-1 parallel AC unit.
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