...returning home after a long and hard working day you quickly rush to the shrine and ...there it is... your favourite toy...errrr... or second favourite, or whatever...
Anyway... your set-up is more than just about listening music? It is passion for design, fine mechanics, precision, digital and analogue circuits... Fine-tuning the system to achieve best performance is not a burden but a pleasure.
It is the condensed substance of your boldest boyhood model-railway fantasies.
Below pictures show my little "system for modern nomades". Due to my job, me and my family are relocating quite frequently within Asia. As such the system is supposed to remain rather compact.
The heart of the Set-Up is a Jeff Rowland Capri Preamp with a Sennheiser HDVD800. Connections are balanced wherever possible. Souces are Krell Kid, Micro Seiki DDX-1000 and a Shanling Music Center. A small active studio-monitor, in this case the Focal Solo6 is doing the job in combination with a (closed cabinet) Velodyne Sub. Headphoes are Denon D7100, AKG K-1000, Hifiman HE-400 and a AKG K-702 and some others which are not shown on the pics here.
Depending on the headphone the sound ranges from rather slim & dry to quite full & bloomy. I choose based on the music-genre, recording quality and the mood I am in.
Still, the speakers clearly have the lead: "Un"-distorted, precise & detailed, no listening-fatigue and a wonderful imaging and sound-stage.
There is surely lots of space for further improvement (...so from time to time I wonder how it would sound with my Backes & Mueller U-Sub2 instead of the Velodyne), but still, sound-wise I am a very happy with the system as it is.
Anybody else who every now and then surrenders to the child inside and gives full attention to such kind of toy...? Feel free to share here...
Edited by musikaladin - 12/14/13 at 9:42pm