Systems Showcase

Can you really have TOO MUCH stereo gear? Nah!

The main 2 CH setup consists of a Innersound Bass/Crossover amp and a Sanders Sound ESL amp driving Innersound Eros MK III hybrid ESL speakers, with a PS Audio GCP-200 preamp and GCPS (external power supply), and a PS Audio GCPH phono stage. Sources are a Wadia 301 CDP, a Bluenote Bellavista table with Signature 5 tone arm and Dynavector 20-XH MC cartridge, and a MacBook Air for digital streaming through a PS Audio Digital Link III. The upstairs game room setup consists of a Musical Hall MMF-5SE with Goldring 1042 cartridge through a Bottlehead Seduction phono stage utilizing a pair of Amperex USN-CEP 7308 gold pins. I horizontally bi-amp using a Carver Research Lightstar Direct preamp, then through a Marchand Electronics XM44 active crossover, with a Carver Research Lightstar Reference amp (1 of 37, hand built) driving the ES panels and a Carver A-500X amp driving the transmission line woofers of Innersound Isis MK3.5 (modded to active crossover.) Other sources include an Akai 280D-SS reel-to-reel, a Nakamichi MR-2 cassette deck, an Eastern Electric MiniMax tube output CDP sporting a pair of Amperex USN-CEP 7308 gold pins, and a Rega Planet 2000 CDP.

AVRs

  • Denon AVR-3805
  • Denon AVR-87

Amps

  • Innersound Bass/Active Crossover amp
  • Sanders Sound ESL panel amp
  • DCM 75+75 tube amp
  • Carver Research Lightstar Reference
  • Carver A-500X
  • PS Audio GCA-250
  • Revel Ultima LE-1
  • Dynaco ST-70
  • Nikko Alpha 230
  • Teac A-L700P chip x 2

Crossover

  • Marchand Electronics XM44
  • Revel FM2 (in LE-1)

DACs

  • Schiit Gungnir
  • PS Audio Digital Link III

DVD/Blu-Ray Players

  • Panasonic DMP-BD30K 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Oppo DV-981HD 1080p Up-Converting Universal DVD Player

Preamps

  • Joule Electra LA-100MkIII tube preamp
  • Carver Research Lightstar Direct
  • PS Audio GCP-200 with GCPS external power supply
  • Dodd Audio MLP
  • PS Audio GCPH phono stage
  • Dynaco PAS-3X
  • Nikko Beta 20
  • Bottlehead Seduction phono stage

Source Gear

  • Wadia 301 CDP
  • Eastern Electric MiniMax tube output CDP
  • Rega Planet 2000 CDP
  • Bluenote Bellavista w/Sig.5 arm and Dynavector 20-x cartridge
  • Music Hall MMF-5SE w/Goldring 1042
  • Akai 280D-SS Reel to Reel
  • Nakamichi MR-2 Cassette Deck
  • Sirius SR-550 tuner
  • Nikko Gamma 30 tuner

Speakers

  • Innersound Isis MK3.5 (active crossover mod)
  • Revel Ultima Gems (Heather gray/aluminum) w/matching stands
  • Innersound Eros MK III hybrid ESL's
  • Revel Ultima Sub-15 (Piano black/Rosewood)
  • Cain & Cain Abby, single-driver with Fostex
  • Polk Audio RTA-8T x 2 pair
  • Polk Audio Atrium 45
  • Polk Audio SDA 2B
  • Polk Audio CS-300

Televisions

  • Panasonic TH-58PZ700U 58" 1080p Plasma HDTV