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family room--music only system
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family room--music only system , a Two-channel Audio System by andolink
12' X 18' X 8.5'
Redbook CD based all solid state gear (with adjunct planar headphone setup employing dual-differential source and amplification w/ XLR interconnects). No tubes, no vinyl.
Classical primarily but also electro-acoustic free improv and occasionally some Grateful Dead
Average sized family room with a large thick wool rug and large picture window along one side.
None so far though somewhat tempted.
Excellent transparency and resolution, very low distortion, very realistic imaging and soundstaging. The gear is neutral with the goal of providing as accurate a window on the recording as possible. My goal with my current stereo setup was to achieve, as close as possible, the same kind of very high resolution and very low distortion I was getting from my cross-fed, balanced, planar headphone rig. I think I've gotten there with the synergy of the PS Audio>Merrill Audio>Dynaudio chain but of course with the correct spatial cues for a "live" music presentation not possible with headphones. All my previous two-channel systems fell short of this ideal.
With something over 7,000 Redbook CD's, I'm pretty much committed to a CD player as my source. I've looked into converting everything to flac files and going the music server route, but the task turns out to be just too daunting and/or expensive. Plus I just really love browsing through all my discs.
PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player via I2S HDMI cable to PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Merrill Audio Thor mono-blocks, Simaudio Moon Neo 340i (now used as pre-amp only following the addition of the Thors)
Dynaudio Confidence C1 II's
Belden 5000 series
Belden 1800F Balanced XLR, Norse(now Norne Audio) Skuld 2 Litz UPOCC headphone cable
Triode Wire Labs "Twelve Plus American" (stock power cord for the Thors)
Brickwall 8R surge suppressor/line filter
Tuning and Tweaks
Sorbothane feet for CD transport and DAC
Audio-gd NFB-6 (balanced headphone amp), Balanced Cross-feed X6B (custom made)
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