My Setup in a Dedicated Audio Room.
A quiet space away from it all that allows me to listen for hours.
Purpose built for audio from the ground up.
Lots of DIY tweaks.

Room Details

Dimensions: 28’ × 19’  X large
Ceiling: 11’

Components Toggle details

    • Custom Design Server running Roon on Euphony OS
    • EMM Labs NS1 Streamer
    Streamer + Roon Endpoint.
    • EMM Labs DA2 V2 DAC
    • darTZeel NHB-18 NS Preamplifier
    • darTZeel NHB-108B Power Amplifier
    • Evolution Acoustics MM2 Speakers
    • Evolution Acoustics TRSC Speaker Cables
    • Ansuz Acoustics D2 Ethernet Cable
    • darTZeel 50ohm BNC Interconnects
    • JENA Labs 1316 Power Cables
    • Vitus Audio Andromeda Power Cable
    • Atacama SE2 Rack
    • Wave Kinetics 2NS Speaker Interface
    • Wave Kinetics A10-U8 Footers
    • Stillpoints LLC Component Stand
    • Stillpoints LLC SS Ultra
    Under all equipment
    • Finite Elemente CeraBall
    Under Speakers
    • Supra Cables CAT8 Ethernet Cable with Telegartner Connectors
    • Shun Mook Audio Mpingo Discs
    • Acoustic Revive RR-77 Resonator
    • HDPLEX 200W Linear Power Supply
    • DIY Grounding Boxes

Comments 18

@jumia Thank you. Enjoy the journey!


Found your room by searching sonore opticalrendu.  Blown away. So many diverse pieces.  A real case study.

Love your chair and was planning to buy one of these.  You need two of these..

So many questions, so much still to lean. So much already spent. So much more to be spent.  


@zm I've had the eames chair for ~10 years.
Super chair for listening although for long sessions it would have been great to have some head support.


Thank you @mikelavigne 
Your room was my inspiration. :)


just saw your very elegant room. looks very well thought out and executed. must sound very fine. 

enjoy it in good health.




Lovely, lovely setup.  How is the Eames chair?  Vintage or recent production?


Hi, Thanks for your reply.
Look forward to seeing your updated system.


Hi Manjy
Thanks for getting back to me. I've been thinking about the Sotm switch for a while. I did replace the Coltranes a while ago. I really need to update my system page. In between the Coltranes and the MM2's, I had a pair of Innersound Kaya electrostats. I loved them both for their different characteristics, but neither had the weight and fullness of the MM2's. I really think that can only be achieved with a large speaker, and MM2 really excels at it. Add in the level of detail and musicality, and you've got an exceptional speaker. Given that they are voiced with the Dartzeel, it's an ideal match.


Yes, the sotm switch was a large improvement over a regular switch in my system. Lower noise, more detail, etc.
I use a HDplex Power supply that has 4 dedicated outputs. This powers my Sonore Rendu, Sotm Switch, NUC and Hard Drive.

Saw your setup... looks very nice. Have you replaced your Coltranes with the MM2's? I have heard the Coltrane's at a friend's place and they sound great. Have always been curious as to how they compare with the MM2's?


Very nice setup! I also have a Dartzeel - MM2 system.
I was wondering about the Sotm network switch. Did you find that it made an audible difference as opposed to a standard switch? Also, are you using it with a linear power supply, or the supplied wall wart?
Thanks for your help


@nhitran1601 Approximately 18 feet.


Hi ! 
How about the distance from listener to front wall for your system.


Thank you for your comments and sorry for the late reply - I checked this page after a while.
The room took a lot of planning and almost a year to complete. It was built above an existing structure.
@joel_hifi - I will post some more photos soon. Have used lots of equipment over the years. Prior to this was a setup in a smaller room with a Vitus Preamp, Cadence Canasya Tube Amps (monoblocks) and Siltech Pantheon Speakers.


Love the acoustic treatment! Very nice.


Beautiful system and room,..very nicely done!


Great system and very nice room work!
What was your audio path to get there?
Please share more pictures if you can, thanks :)


Congratulations as well. Looks like a great spot to enjoy all of your favorite music and escape the realities of the day. Perfect decompression chamber. Enjoy!


I will be the first to congratulate you on a job well done! It's obvious that you have put a lot of thought and work into the room and system. I'm sure you relish the time spent listening! Kudos! 


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