July 19, 2015

  • Context Is Important: Update

    It's been over a year since the June 7, 2014 posting on my system configuration and there have been a number of changes and additions.

    Starting from the Oyaide R-1 wall outlets, we have the following.

    Power Distribution:
    • Audio Excellence AZ Power Wing II power line conditioner with PranaWire Vajra power cord (Oyaide M1/F1 connectors, built-in Linebacker and Super Enhanced Ground Plane).  Supported by bamboo cutting board.
    • PS Audio Juice Bar with Shunyata Taipan Helix Alpha power cord.

    • Samsung 46” LCD TV with HiFi-Tuning C7 power cord and Mapleshade Vivilink Plus HDMI cable.

    Front-End Components
    • Oppo 105D with PranaWire Satori power cord (Oyaide M1/F1 connectors) supported by Acoustic Revive RAF-48 air floatation board. Acoustic Revive RCA-1.0PA interconnects and LAN-1.5PA Ethernet cable. Prana Wire Photon USB cable. Mapleshade Vivilink Plus HDMI cable.
    • Olive O3HD Media Server with Bybee Golden Goddess power cord (Acrolink CF connectors) supported by Ebony discs. Acoustic Revive LINE1 interconnects and generic Ethernet cable.
    • PS Audio Direct Stream DAC with Bybee Golden Goddess power cord (Oyaide M1/F1 connectors) supported by Mapleshade Triple Points.  XLO Signature 3.1 RCA interconnects, Acoustic Revive Lan 1.5PA Ethernet cable, Cabledyne Reference Silver USB cable, connected to 105D on its coax input via Nordost Red Dawn (original) RCA interconnect.  HRS Damping Plate.

    Integrated Amplifier
    • conrad-johnson CA200 Control Amplifier with PranaWire Satori power cord (M1/F1 connectors) supported by Mad Scientist Audio Black Pod (original model) footers.  All fuses are  HiFi-Tuning Silver Star.

    • Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL.  Acoustic Revive SPC-PA speaker cables with RBN-1 banana plugs. Acoustic Revive RWL-3 Acoustic Conditioners placed behind each speaker.

    • Acoustic Revive RR-777 Ultra Low Frequency Pulse Generator with KingRex MK2 PSU.
    • Black Discus and Black Sticks Devices by Mad Scientist Audio.
    • Western Digital My Passport Slim 2TB external hard drive
    • Two PNY 128GB Classic flash drive
    • Transcend 64GB flash drive
    • Macally Mini 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub with AC Adapter

Comments (2)

  • Wow, some of the changes have been significant.

    I'm glad you took a "snapshot" of your system at this point in time. Not keeping a journal, I wish I had done that in the mid-90s, when I made changes every month.

    Nowadays, because of where I am on the audio arc, I don't make many changes at all. But when I do, they are blockbusters.

    Next step: remove that gnarled screw in the DS, replace the stock fuse.

  • Nag, nag, nag.

    Yes, some (quite a few actually) have been very significant due in no small part to you.

    Updating the journal has been part therapy, part memory aid, part pastime. Like you, wish I'd done this a long time ago. Perspective is a wonderful thing.

    Thank you for the comment.

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