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Dimensions: 14’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Dan D'Agostino Momentum Phono Stage
    Locked inside the grooves of every vinyl record is the most realistic, most natural, most moving sound one could ever experience. The trick is getting that sound off the record and into your speakers. The result of tackling the pursuit of what seemed like the unattainable is the Momentum Phono Preamplier. With the Momentum Phonostage, every last bit of music hidden in even the most microscopic fluctuations in the finest vinyl records is extracted. Paired with the Momentum HD Preamplifier and the Momentum M400 or S250 leaves only wonder and awe.

    By combining the finest possible analog circuitry with the precision of digital control. Every adjustment is right there on the front panel of the Momentum Phonostage, with its own LED readout. Pushbuttons on the front precisely control gain, resistive loading for the two MC inputs, resistive and capacitive loading for the MM input, and record EQ curve.

    Knowing that even the best circuitry is no better than the electricity that powers it, the Momentum Phonostage uses a special AC power supply. Not one but two separate power supply components: a transformer that sits on the floor, and power rectification and regulation circuits built into the base on which the Phonostage sits. Thus, the sensitive phono preamp circuits are double-isolated from the transformer electrically, and also separated by a safe physical distance.

    The Momentum Phonostage has numerous inputs to handle multiple tonearms and turntables. It has two moving-coil inputs and two moving-magnet inputs, each with XLR and RCA jacks, plus XLR and RCA outputs. The Momentum Phonostage was born without limitations. 

    As with all the other products from Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems, each Momentum Phonostage is built by hand in the Arizona factory.

    70 dB for MOVING COIL 50dB for MOVING MAGNET
    Silver Black Custom Finishes Available Upon Request
    4 pr inputs via XLR and RCA 2 MOVING COIL Inputs 2 MOVING MAGNET Inputs Inputs are selectable from the front panel
    1 pr Balanced outputs via XLR
    Separate: Main: 15.5 x 12.75 x 3 1/2 Power Supply: 13.5 x 11 x 2.5 Total Height: 7 Transformer Box: 4 x 10.5 x 2
    There are five selectable equalization curves available from the front panel. These include the Standard RIAA equalization curves and 4 alternatives used by various record labels. The available curves are: RIAA FFRR RCA orthophonic COLUMBIA DGG Frequency response Represents the above curves +/- .2 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
    16 selectable resistive loads for MOVING COIL and MOVINg MAGNET 16 selectable capacitive loads for MOVING MAGNET inputs
    Input Clipping
    1Khz typical for 70cM/sec recorded velocity, gain trim at "0" MC 6mV MM 6mV Equivalent input noise, 20 to 20 kHz < 60nV Equivalent input noise current None Gain adjustment is +/- 6dB and is selectable from the front panel.
    Power Supply
    The base of the phono stage houses critical power supply rectificaition circuitry while a third chassis houses the power transformer for maximum isolation from AC-generated electromagnetic fields.
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    • KEF Reference 3

    The benchmark of HiFi speakers, condensed

    The floorstanding Reference 3 Meta is capable of delivering a sensational sound stage for a wide range of listeners. At its heart sits the 12th generation Uni-Q®driver array with MAT™, the latest technological development from KEF, and one which puts you solidly at the heart of the action.

    Three-way bass reflex
    Drive units
    Uni-Q driver array:
    HF: 25 mm (1 in.) aluminium dome with MAT
    MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone

    Bass units:
    LF: 2 x 165 mm (6.5 in.) aluminium cone
    Frequency range free field (-6dB)
    Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz
    Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz
    Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB)
    Frequency response (±3dB)
    43Hz – 35kHz

    Crossover frequency
    450 Hz, 2.1 kHz
    Amplifier requirements
    50 - 300W
    Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 
    Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
    <0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
    <0.2% 200Hz – 2kHz
    <0.1% 2kHz - 20kHz
    Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)

    4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
    51.3 kg (113.1 lbs.)
    Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille and terminal)
    1155 x 205 x 462 mm(45.5 x 8.1 x 18.2 in.)
    Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille, terminal & plinth)
    1207 x 323 x 467 mm(47.5 x 12.7 x 18.4 in.)
    • Ayon Audio S-10
    Features & Design

    Full featured Network Music Player, Streamer/DAC/Preamp/Analog Inputs – Signature Model
    Pure Class A triode vacuum tube output stage for single ended & balanced operation

    Signal Path

    We believe that the simplest circuits work best together with the shortest signal path. That is why our pre-amplifiers to date have used single-ended Pure Class A circuitry. The shorter the signal path is, the less possibility of sonic degradation from various sources, including the wire itself. Even on the circuit boards, the copper traces are kept to a very minimum length. The completely redesigned circuit board provides a more straightforward and direct approach to the signal paths.

    Conversion rate 764kHz / 32 bit & DSD256
    DAC configuration Fully symmetrical / Dual mono
    PCM – DSD converter All PCM signals → DSD128 or 256 switchable
    Tube complement 6H30
    Dynamic range > 120dB
    Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Output level @1 kHz/0.775V -0dB/RCA/XLR 0 – 8V rms variable
    Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA ~ 700 Ω
    Output impedance Balanced-XLR ~ 700 Ω
    Digital inputs 75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA), TosLink
    USB-PC 24/192 kHz & DSD128
    Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for external disk
    Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for external disk
    Digital output – Streamer 75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
    Network inputs RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection)
    RJ45/LAN Gigabit Ethernet socket (“wired” network connection)
    S/N ratio > 115 dB
    Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.3dB
    Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz < 0.002%
    Remote control Yes
    Analog line inputs 2 pair RCA
    Analog – Main outputs 1 pair RCA & XLR
    Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet) cm 48 x 36 x 12 cm
    Weight, unit only 12
    • Burmester 069
    The Reference Line CD-Player 069 is a cutting edge technology. Combined with a proprietary belt-drive system, it provides a high-grade musical experience. As a result, the CD data translates the smallest musical detail and other complex acoustic structures.

    Weight 27 kg (59.5 lbs)
    Width 450 mm (17.8“)
    Height 156 mm (6.2“)
    Depth 329 mm (13“)
    Drive Belt-Drive
    Top Loader
    Digital inputs 2 RCA, 1 TOSLINK
    Analog inputs 1 XLR
    Digital outputs 1 RCA, 1 TOSLINK
    Analog outputs 1 XLR, 2 RCA
    MMI Slot yes
    Preamp-function yes
    DAC usable for external
    sources yes
    Upsampling to
    96 kHz/24 bit yes
    switchable to
    192 kHz/24 bit yes
    Remote controlled yes
    BurLink yes
    Burmester X-Amp 2 yes
    Remote In- / Output 1 / 1
    • Dan D'Agostino Momentum Integrated
    Frequency Response 0.1 Hz to 100 kHz +0/-3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75 dB, unweighted
    Finish Silver Black Custom Finishes Available Upon Request
    Total Harmonic Distortion 250 watts @ 8Ω 0.05% @ 1 kHz
    Input Impedance 1 MΩ
    Output Impedance 7Ω
    Power 250 watts @ 8Ω 500 watts @ 4Ω 1,000 watts @ 2Ω
    Distortion 200 watts @ 8 Ω < 0.1%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Inputs 3 pr stereo balanced XLR, 1 pr stereo single-ended RCA
    Outputs 1 pr stereo balanced XLR, 1 1/4" headphone jack, 1 pr binding post
    Dimensions 18.25 x 9.5 x 17.8 in / 46.4 x 24.1 x 45.2 cm
    Weight 112 lb / 50.8 kg
    • Transrotor ZET III
    Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der ein simples "Mehr" nicht immer zielführend ist. Und doch haben wir den ZET 3 mit dem Wissen entwickelt, dass der bewusste Einsatz von feineren, schwereren Elementen gerade bei Schallplatten die Präzision und die Spielfreude enorm erhöhen kann. Deshalb hier ein Platteneller mit zwölf Kilogramm, deshalb ein Chassis in Sandwich-Bauweise mit einer Aluminum-Ebene zwischen zwei Acryl-Platten. Haben wir das stimmige Design des ZET 1 damit aufgegeben? Wir hoffen nicht. Auch hier rotiert Ingenieurskunst. Zudem eine wunderbare Basis für den Aufstieg über alternative Tonarme und Tonabnehmer. Ebenso ist der Z3 offen für einen Upgrade mit TMD-Lager, plus eine Basis auf einem eigenen Rack.
    • Etsuro Urushi Bordeaux

    The Bordeaux uses the stylus with the contact surface of 80μm「Super micro line diamond chip, which accurately traces the ultra-precise groove. This special stylus is aimed to play the sound recorded on the record in its true colors.

    The sapphire pipe material has been chosen for the cantilever. By using sapphire which carries superb sound transmission character and hardness, the Bordeaux achieved vibration transmittance in high speed without creating any distortions. Not only for the cantilever, but the Bordeaux also introduced sapphire material at the base section.The base section which comes in contact with the headshell uses 2.5mm thickness pure sapphire plate. Because of this, the vibration transmission mechanism is completed in one body so that the cartridge could thoroughly eliminate the loss of signal.

    The magnetic circuit is combined with the electromagnetic soft iron and samarium cobalt magnet allowing magnetic performance consistent to the vibration of the coils to secure overall balance and thickness to the sound.The terminal pin has been plated with gold plating to increase the contact between the terminals.

    The housing of the Bordeaux has been handcrafted and applied with Japanese traditional urushi craft on the Extra-super duralumin (AL7505). The urushi coating of each Bordeaux body goes through various complex processes, handmade by the craftsmen of the long established Urushi Sakamoto Company, in order to gain rigidity and the beautiful texture layering of the Bordeaux color. The details of this urushi are fascinating and could be observed on the first look of the Bordeaux cartridge.

    The masterly shine and texture is truly a miniature work of art.


    Moving coil

    Frequency response


    Output voltage


    Output balance


    Channel separation


    Tracking weight






    Stylus shape

    80μm microline diamond


    0.4φsapphire pipe

    Cartridge base

    2.5mm Sapphire Plate

    Cartridge housing

    Extra super duralumin(A7075)

    Housing processing

    Special Grade Urushi Handmade

    Terminal pin

    Gold plated

    Cartridge weight

    9.0 grams


    Warranty card, Instruction manual (Dimensions, specifications), Stylus brush, 2 mounting screws

    Box Material

    Paulownia aulownia

    • Shunyata Research Venom V6

    Shunyata Research’s Venom Series V6 is the beneficiary of more than 20 years of scientific innovation and performance based engineering. The measurement and testing protocols Shunyata Research developed for its medical division products are now available in the Venom V6.  As a result, the V6 delivers high-current capacity (DTCD) and exceptional noise reduction (CCI) abilities.  The Venom V6 allows music and film enthusiasts to truly experience their favorite music as never before.

    The Venom V6, similar to Shunyata Research’s reference model power distributors provides a full sixteen amps of current, allowing it to power high-end systems including high powered amplifiers. Additionally, the V6 offers  Shunyata Research’s proprietary CCI noise reduction filters along with its Trident Defense transient protection system.  Vibration control is addressed with internal dampening and Shunyata’s own proprietary stainless steel vibration dampening feet. As a finishing touch, the Venom V6 receives four-days of Shunyata Research’s proprietary KPIP processing which significantly reduces burn-in time.

    True to form, Shunyata Research over-engineers its most affordable products to over-deliver on value and performance at prices every serious music and mover lover can afford. There is no better example of Shunyata Research’s meteoric achievements in performance and value than that provided by the Venom Series V6 power distributor.

    Maximum Voltage:
    220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (EU)

    Input Current Ratings:
    Maximum Continuous Current: 16A (EU)

    Output Current Ratings:
    Max Current/Outlet: 16A (EU)

    Transient Suppression:
    Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs

    Over-Current Protection:
    Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker

    Wiring System:
    4 mm2 ArNi® VTX™ Buss System
    Ratings: 600 V 105° C

    Noise Suppression:
    Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 24 dB reduction
    Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 26 dB reduction

Comments 10

Wow. Impressive system. Clearly carefully chosen for performance and look.


Somehow you made 'bling' beautiful again. Good choices, technically as well. Great!


Dear milpai,
Thank you, it is great system, indeed.

Dear mnappi,
Despite the apparent difference in the level of components, they combine perfectly with each other.
I can say with all confidence that components that are identical in level or price do not always synergize better than components from different classes. Of course, within varying limits.

Dear bmansr1,
This hefty glass table was made by an incredible company that made great TVs, and it's thick glass that frankly doesn't affect the sound given the overall treatment of the room.

Dear jsalerno277,
Despite the relative differences in philosophy and approach to designing these components, the results they produce are truly stunning.
The components are connected separately to the amplifier and are used separately, if we talk about 069 and S-10. Moreover, the S-10 initially has an excellent DAC and DSD converter.


Very well system 👍, great room too .




Excellent system and attention to detail with the system.  Do you use the Burmester 069 stand alone or output to the Ayon S-10.  The system is a mix of design philosophies.  D’Agostino and Ayon representing (IMHO) a dynamic, detailed, presentation with focus on a darker tone and Burmester and KEF representing just as dynamic, detailed present with more of a focus on clarity.  I would love to hear how they meld together.  I personally I really enjoy the clarity of Burmester’s design philosophy.  I am a convert from Krell’s the dark side.


Truly beautifully done - kudos - but with such great components and attention to other aspects (room treatment, rack, DS Audio Ionizer), it’s a little surprising to see what looks like a glass top table in front of the listening position - usually a no-no from a refections standpoint - have you tried without the table?


Disregard my last suggestion. Given the Momentum is an integrated amp with 250 wpc into 8, the high efficiency KEF is likely a synergistic match.


Beautiful system. Love the D'Agostino gear as well as the Transrotor TT.
The KEFs are a very nice speaker but maybe not at the same level as your front end. I would love to see some Magicos, Wilsons, or Kharmas on a setup like this. 


Beautiful setup. I love the details in the pics. With those treatments, I am sure the system makes beautiful music.


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