Review System 1
I thought it might be handy for those following my writing at Positive Feedback Online to know what Hi-Fi equipment is currently in my review systems.
System 1 is my primary and the most exotic system I use for Hi-Fi reviews and tends to morph over time. This is certainly the best system I have ever owned, and I like it better than any other system I have heard, ever. I live in a rather small & modest nuevo bungalow home, with my living room area serving as my primary listening room (it is 27’6’’ long by 20’4’’ wide, and with variable ceiling height from 9 to 20 feet). Room construction consists of sheet rock walls and a partial cathedral ceiling, and a concrete slab floor (carpeted). The rear of the living room behind the listening position opens to a combination kitchen/dining room, and is also open to an entryway on the right side wall. The electrical grid here provides clean and plentifully cheap power, much to the delight of local Hi-Fi buffs.
Tannoy Westminster Royal Special Edition
Auditorium 23 bi-wire speaker cables supported with Acoustic Revive RCI-3 Cable Insulators.
Sophie Electric 91-01 300B mono amplifiers with Sophia Electric Royal Princes 300B tubes and NOS JAN Ken Rad 6SN7GT ‘Black Glass’ inputs. They sit upon Acoustic Revive TB-38 Quartz Under-Boards.
Recently I purchased a pair of the Fi 300B mono amplifiers from Don Garber, and have been enjoying using them in my system as well. I’m pretty sure you can’t have too many nice amplifiers!
TEAD interconnect (amps to pre), Sablon Audio Panatela interconnects from VPI Classic turntable to New Valve Order SPA-II phono preamplifier, and from NVO SPA-II to Leben RS100 line preamplifier.
Leben RS100 Line Preamplifier + New Valve Order SPA-II Phono Preamplifier. NVO SPA-II signal chassis sitting upon Acoustic Revive RAF-48 Air Floating Board.
VPI Classic turntable using a EMT TSD-15 MC phono cartridge straight into the New Valve Order SPA-II phono preamplifier.
For cleaning LPs: VPI HW-16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Acoustic Revive Pure Quartz Insulator RIQ-5010W (under VPI Classic footers)
Acoustic Revive RPT-4 Ultimate Power Supply Box (for all front end components)
Sablon Audio Robusto & Gran Corona power cables or Acoustic Revive Power Reference power cables.
Acoustic Revive CS-2F Outlet Stabilizer, Acoustic Revive CB-1DB Receptacle Base Plate (wall outlet), and Acoustic Revive CFRP-1F Carbon Fiber Receptacle Plate (wall outlet). The first photo shows just the base & receptacle plates installed in the outlet, and the second with an Outlet Stabilizer (top) and Power Reverence cable plugged in.
Acoustic Revive Ultra Low-Frequency Pulse Generator R-77 (room treatment)
I use one Acoustic Revive Acoustic Conditioner RWL-3 panel behind each Westminster Royal SE loudspeaker on the front wall, and one on the left rear wall that is not obvious in photos.
McKinnon Furniture Bellevue Symphony media cabinet (walnut)