Empirical Audio Off-Ramp 4 USB format converter Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics DX5 universal player; G4 Mac mini running OS X 10.5.8, iTunes 10.4.1, Pure Music 1.82; Logitech Transporter, dCS Debussy, Bricasti M1 DAC D/A converters; Halide S/PDIF Bridge USB-S/PDIF converter.
Preamplifier: Ayre Acoustics K-5xeMP.
Power Amplifiers: Classé CTM-600 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Sonus Faber Amati Futura, TAD Compact Reference, Vivid B1, BBC LS3/5a.
Cables: Digital: Kimber Orchid AES/EBU. USB: AudioQuest Coffee. Interconnect (balanced): AudioQuest Wild. Speaker: AudioQuest Wild. AC: PS Audio Lab, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Celestion Si 24" speaker stands, Target TT-5 equipment racks, Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (preamp), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1, APC S-15 AC line conditioners (not power amps). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from the breaker box.—John Atkinson

Empirical Audio
13852 Bishops Cap
Black Butte Ranch, OR 97759
(541) 595-1001
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