Marantz Reference NA-11S1 Network Audio Player/DAC Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Source: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ekos tonearm, Linn Arkiv B phono cartridge.
Digital Sources: Astell&Kern AK100 hi-rez portable player, Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP universal player; Apple 2.7GHz i7 Mac mini laptop running OS10.7, iTunes 10.7, Pure Music 1.89, Twonky Server 7.2.3, MinimServer 0.72, Audirvana Plus v1.5.4; Shuttle PC with Lynx AES16 soundcard & dual-core AMD Athlon processor running Windows 7, JRiver Media Center; Arcam FMJ D33, MSB Diamond DAC IV D/A converters; Ayre Acoustics QA-9 USB A/D converter; NetGear Ethernet switch.
Preamplification: Linn Linto phono preamplifier, Pass Labs XP-30 line preamplifier.
Power Amplifiers: Classé CT-M600, Lamm M1.2 Reference, MBL Reference 9007 (all monoblocks).
Loudspeakers: Sony SS-NA2ES, YG Acoustics Sonja 1.3, Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia.
Cables: Digital: DH Labs Silver Sonic. AES/EBU: AudioQuest Diamond. USB: Belkin Gold. Ethernet: generic CAT5, AudioQuest Diamond. Interconnect: AudioQuest Wild, Kubala-Sosna Elation! (balanced); AudioQuest Cheetah (unbalanced). Speaker: Cardas Clear, Kubala-Sosna Elation!. AC: Kubala-Sosna Elation!, XLO Reference 3, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1, APC S-15 AC line conditioners (computers, hard drive); ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators. AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from breaker box.—John Atkinson

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Marantz America
100 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430-2041
(201) 762-6500
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