Two audiophiles exploration of the twisted and strange world of music and audio. Questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
While this isn't something solely related to audio, I hope it serves as a reminder for home theater installers not to make a "goddamn maze" out of the wires behind your customers' systems. Especially when that customer is Hunter S. Thomson.
Digital Sources: Primare D20 CD player (used as a transport) and Theta DSP Pro Basic III DAC. Analog Sources: Pro-Ject 1.2 Turntable fitted with Audioquest sorbothane record mat mounted with a Grado Gold Cartridge and a Pro-ject Phono Box phono stage. Tandberg 3011A FM Tuner. Preamplifier: Adcom GFP-750 Amplifier: Threshold Stasis S550e Power Conditioner: Panamax Max-5510 Speakers: Martin Logan CLS Cables: Audioquest Panther, Jade and Quartz interconnects, Audioquest Gibraltar speaker cable, DIY hand-terminated true 75 ohm digital cable. Transparent Power Link Plus power cords on Power Conditioner, Transport, DAC, Preamp, and Amp. Audioquest AC15 powercords with Wattgate ends on speakers. Tweaks: Ayre wood blocks under all components, except speakers. Non-upgraded power cords have Audioquest Noise Stoppers installed. All unused inputs on preamp are filled with DIY shorting RCA plugs.