AudioAsylum Trader
Inmate Systems

Welcome! To add your system, you must register.

For Sale Ads

FAQ / News / Events


PAR's Good enough for me. System
IP Address: Last Update: October 27, 2018 at 08:49:06
Amplifier: No stand alone amplifier. I use active speakers with built in tri-amplification.

SPL Phonitor 2 for Headphone listening.Also see pre-amp below.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): EAR 868PL. Also can use DAC direct to active speakers.

Speakers: ATC SCM50ASL. Updated to current specification Nov 2016 including ATC SH25-76S tweeters.
CD Player/DAC: dCS Vivaldi 2 DAC and Master Clock. dCS Paganini CD/SACD transport.

NB: Transport is now a secondary source, most digital music is computer based.

Turntable/Phono Stage: J A Michell Orbe SE modified for 2 arms.

SME V/Ortofon Windfeld Ti. Audiomods Series 5 micrometer arm/Ortofon 2M Mono SE. Icon PS3 MkII Signature Edition phonostage.
Other Source(s): Naim NAT 01 FM tuner.
JRiver MC 23 on PC dedicated music server(Win10). Qobuz Sublime+ hi-rez streaming.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Harmonic technology Magic II, analogue interconnects only. Artisan solid silver cables for digital. System does not require speaker cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Quadraspire SVT 5 tier double bay rack with Bronze upgrade. . BeyerDynamic DT880/600 ohm, Sony MDR CD700 or Sennheiser HD600 cans.
Tweaks: Cardas myrtle wood blocks as cable lifters. Audiodesk Systeme Pro ultrasonic record cleaner. Custom slate speaker stands. Sound Damped Steel footers for turntable.
Room Size (LxWxH): circa. 8.5M x circa 5 M x circa 3M
Room Comments/Treatments: 3 x Room Lenses. Room is rather uneven without these which really work magic. Room has open staircase at one side which doesn't help.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (esp. Baroque). Jazz from early Duke to now. Some classic rock.
System Goals/Comments: This system has evolved over many years. I have heard better but only at stratospheric costs.
System Strengths: Accuracy, musicality. Ability to shine with all sources.
System Weaknesses: Roughly the lowest region ( 20Hz - circa 35 Hz)is not there. Mind you my room would not support it anyway. System needs too many cables!
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Food, wine, reading.

Edit My System