Fun with high-end audio and a work in progress for many years, the system sounds so good now that I’m afraid to change anything. The most recent upgrade was moving from a Sony HAP HDD player to a Cary DMS-700 Network Player. The Cary has a non-fatiguing analog-like sound that is very enjoyable. It also streams Qobuz, Tidal and Spotify or anything else through AirPlay. The HAP was limited to Spotify.
I’m on my second round of Bryston and VPI gear, I like the sound, I like the dependability. The previous versions were a BP25MC pre and a 4bST amp, which I sold after 19 1/2 trouble-free years with 6 months left on the warranty. The VPI TT was a HW19 MkIII, nice sounding but the Classic is several steps up.
The 7T’s are a recent addition (from 20 year old Joseph Audio RM25 Sig MkII), really wonderful sounding loudspeakers that work very well with the 4b3. They turned out to be a great choice.
Other gear from the past; Carver, ESS, Infinity, Empire, Rotel, Ayre, Project, Mytek, Classe, Sony, Sansui, Garrard, Parasound. I’ve probably forgotten some others.
Few things in life are as pleasant as relaxing with some treasured music playing on a nice sounding stereo system. Life is good!
Dimensions: 20’ × 16’ Medium
Getting the best sound and performance out of the gear is paramount, but aesthetics are important, too. To me, anyway.
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I’m fortunate to have retailers nearby where I was able to see and hear my gear and ended up with gratifying sound, even with the headphones. Some high-enders may say move the speakers out, add room treatments or subs but I’m happy with it as is…for now. You know how that is.
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