Latest configuration, a Two-channel Audio System by andolink

latest configuration
Room Size
12 1/2' X 17 2/3' X 8'
System Overview
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.
Music Preferences
Classical primarily but also electro-acoustic free improv and occasionally some Grateful Dead
Room Description
Average sized family room with a large thick wool rug and large picture window along one side.
Acoustic Treatment
Convoluted foam-Egg Crate Acoustic Studio Soundproofing for rear wall (a hugely beneficial tweak!)
Listening Impressions
According to the Audio Science Review website, my DAC measures like crap with high THD+noise. So, maybe not the most transparent sound reproduction on the planet, but it sounds pretty good to me. Better than any gear I've ever owned anyway.
Other Comments
With roughly 8,000 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.
Digital Source
PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player via I2S HDMI cable to PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Power Amp
Merrill Audio Thor mono-blocks
Dynaudio Confidence C1 II's
Dynaudio 9S
Speaker Cable
Belden 5000 series
Belden 1800F Balanced XLR, Norse(now Norne Audio) Skuld 2 Litz UPOCC headphone cable
Power Cables
Triode Wire Labs (stock power cord for the Thors)
HiFiMan HE-500
Power Cond
Brickwall 8R surge suppressor/line filter
Tuning and Tweaks
Sorbothane feet for CD transport and DAC
Other Components
Audio-gd NFB-6 (balanced headphone amp), Balanced Cross-feed X6B (custom made)

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