Systems

My Take on Cheap and Cheerful High End, a Two-channel Audio System by mhconley

System Overview
Room Description
Right trapezoidal dining room open to living room and entry.
Listening Impressions
Consistently impressive.
Media Storage
Analog: Ikea Expedit 4x2 Digital: FLAC on 8TB SHR-2 RAID array Synology DS918+
Components
Digital Source
Volumio on a 2GB Raspberry Pi4
Analog Source
Opera Consonance LP-2.0 turntable / Moerch UP-4 tonearm / Grado Reference Sonata cartridge / Cambridge Audio Duo phono preamp
Signal Processors
Topping DX7s DAC / headphone amp
Preamp
YS Audio Audio Experience Balanced A2
Power Amp
DIY Bang & Olufsen 1200AS1 ICEpower monoblocks and Tube Fantasy 300b PSET monoblocks
Speakers
Von Schweikert VR-4 Gen III HSE
Speaker Cable
DIY 12AWG Teflon insulated solid core Neotech UPOCC "anticables" with Furez copper spades and bananas
Interconnects
1, 3 and 4 meter Liberty Cables Z500 RCA and XLR
Power Cables
TrippLite 14AWG
Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT1990 with Dakoni Velour Earpads and a DIY Audio Heaven filter to attenuate the 8k hump
Racking
DIY 80/20 extruded aluminum frame w/maple butcher block shelves
Power Cond
Panamax M8-HT-PRO
Tuning and Tweaks
Tube rolling and upgraded coupling capacitors on my A2 preamp