*My System

My System - Current Build

Hi Fi Stand - by Lovan
Three legs, black steel with MDF shelves.
- Each shelf can support up to 200 lbs (not gonna test that one)

I've added 2 - 3/4" MDF Shelves for the Turntable and the amp

    • There are granite tiles under each component with drawer liner underneath to eliminate all induced vibrations in the shelf.

Turntable: Rega Planar II - i.e. in a former life

Micrometer VTA Adjuster


I have made the following "upgrades"...
- A custom built plinth - 3 sheets of bonded MDF - with Sorbothane "earthquake suspension" feet.
- Audiomods “Classic” tonearm with silver litz continuous lead
- Isokinetik Sub platter
- Rega 2 motor upgrade
- Soundsmith modified Denon DL-103 Moving CoilCartridge
- SRM/TECH Deluxe Acrylic Platter
- MDF isolation deck - on the shelf under the turntable

Turntable Mod's for details

The Other Bits

Simaudio MOON LP5.3 RS Phono Stage
MM/MC Phono Stage


Blusound NODE 2
Ethernet connected music streamer

With the right IC’s and power cables it even brings 16/44 recording to life, with more of everything

Naim Audio: NAIT 5i mkII - Integrated Amp
An integrated amp with a passive pre-amp section and a front panel mini-jack for Ipod type devices


Power Distribution Box

Dist Box
This is a very simple unit containing two switched Pass and Seymour MRI grade wall outlets and one non switched hospital grade wall outlet.

The box is protected with a 15 amp pushbutton breaker and for all the internal wiring I used Furutech mains cable conductors.

The power cable into this unit is my latest DIY power cord with cryo-treated silver plated copper connectors, which made a noticeable improvement in the performance of the attached source units



My own DIY Analogue Interconnect Cables

These are exceptional performers that I use throughout my system.

Their design is quite simple and they are quite affordable
  • a solid silver signal conductor is placed in a teflon tube
  • the tube is inside an expandable nylon sleeve to increase the distance between the neutral and signal conductors
  • around the tube and sleeve is a twisted pair of wires wound in a helix
  • One pair has the KLE Innovations Absolute harmony RCA Plugs attached
  • See DIY Interconnect Cables - The “Helix Mark V"

My own DIY Speaker Cables

These are exceptional performers that I use throughout my various systems.

Their design is quite simple and they are quite affordable
  • 16 gauge silver plated copper signal conductor in an expandable nylon sleeve
  • a twisted copper pair wound around the signal conductor
  • See The HELIX Speaker

Power Cables...
  • The Sonar Quest Silver Plated on copper connectors on all cables

The Cheering Section!

Gershman Acoustics Sonogram
full range tower loudspeaker

Specifications are
- sensitivity 89 dB @ 1w/1m,
- Impedance 6 ohms,
- frequency response 28Hz-20kHz
- with recommended Power 40-250 watts.

The Sonograms are three-way ported designs with an eight-inch woofer made to Gershman specs, a three-inch Israeli-made Morel midrange driver and a one-inch Vifa soft-dome tweeter.

The speakers have a 2” x 8” rectangular port located at the bottom rear of the enclosure.

The listening Room...

Listening Room
The room is 15’ 6" wide, 40’ long with an 7.5’ ceiling
- The speakers have 8ft behind them
- There’s another 20ft of open section behind the 2 chairs

The two large screens behind the speakers either side of the system are acoustic baffles that eliminate echo at this end of the room

They also double as "mood lighting" - High on the WAF scale Happy