front Aurelic Vega, Apple Airport, Vinnie Rossi LIO back: NEC cdp, ARC Ref1 preamp, ARC VT100 amp, Concept TT
Newly ported Kairos speakers, JPS SC3 cable
shy jtwrace, poseidensvoice, stereofool, nc42acc
We had to call a plumber. At least the autofocus finally worked right for once!
Crank it up! Is the LIO maxed out!?! No, JRiver volume was turned down.
ATSAH N-Core 500 amps. Kicked ass and took names. Not your father's class D amp. Impressive and fun. Kairos likes big power like this.
Anand brought some nice wax. Branford Marsalis, Alice in Chains, Tull.
Our resident cable rat, IT tech, all around audio afficionado, jtwrace, did a splendid job all night keeping the digital audio fire blazing. Thanks for everything Jason.
Left to right: Samet I-60 integrated amp, PI digibuss, Kairos, ATSAH 500. Stack from top to bottom: Aurelic Aries Mini, Schitt Yggydrasil DAC, Gustard X20U DAC, NEC CD-730 NOS CDP, Aurelic Vega DAC.
Thelonious the jazz monkey/astronaut still waiting for his rocket to blast off. It almost did lift off with the ATSAH NCore amps.
stereofool in control: His USB drive > his laptop running Foobar > his iFi DAC > I-60 > Kairos, all JPS cables.
My pick for MVP of the night is tie between Aurelic Vega and the Samet I-60 integrated amp. Together, just wow!
GiggityGiggityGiggityYggydrasil, Gustard X20U, NEC CD-730