Evett & Shaw Elan loudspeaker Associated Equipment
Digital sources: Panasonic A-120 CD/DVD player, Meridian 500 CD transport, Musical Fidelity X-24K D/A processor.
Amplification: Yamaha RP-U100 desktop receiver.
Cables: Canare interconnects, AudioQuest CV-4 loudspeaker cable.
Accessories: Pentium MMX 166MHz PC with 20x CD-ROM drive and RME Digi96/8 Pro and Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe soundcards running Windows 98, WinAmp 2.5, and CoolEdit96, connected to the Yamaha receiver via optical S/PDIF links.
Digital sources: Mark Levinson No.31.5 CD transport and No.30.6 D/A processor, connected with Illuminations Orchid AES/EBU datalink, dCS 972 upsampler, Meridian Model 800 CD/DVD player, California Audio Labs CL-20 CD/DVD player.
Analog sources: Linn Sondek LP12 with Lingo power supply, Linn Ekos tonearm, and Linn Arkiv phono cartridge.
Preamplification: Mark Levinson No.380S, Linn Linto phono preamplifier.
Power amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.33H and Linn Klimax 500 monoblocks.
Cables: Madrigal CZ Gel-1 balanced interconnects (Mark Levinson gear), AudioQuest Diamond balanced interconnects (Meridian and CAL gear), AudioQuest CV-4 loudspeaker cable.
Accessories: PS Audio Power Plant 300, Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II and PE-1 AC line conditioners (not power amps), ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusors, 24" Celestion speaker stands with pillars filled with lead shot.—John Atkinson