Mark Levinson No.326S line preamplifier Associated Equipment
Analog Sources: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ekos tonearm, Linn Arkiv phono cartridge, Linn Linto phono preamp.
Digital Sources: Ayre C-5xe universal player; Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player; Mark Levinson No.31.5 CD transport; Mark Levinson No.30.6, Benchmark DAC 1 D/A processors; Olive Symphony music server; Alesis Masterlink hard-disk recorder.
Preamplification: Mark Levinson No.380S preamplifier, NHT Passive Volume Control.
Power Amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.33H monoblocks, Musical Fidelity kW750.
Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Studio, Dynaudio Special Twenty-Five, Paradigm Reference Signature S2, Totem Forest, NHT Xd, Genesis 5.2, Snell S7.
Cables: Digital: Kimber Illuminations Orchid AES/EBU, AudioQuest SVD-4 S/PDIF. Interconnect: AudioQuest Cheetah, Madrigal CZ Gel-1, Ayre Signature Series, Crystalconnect, and Canare (balanced), DiMarzio and Canare (unbalanced). Speaker: AudioQuest Kilimanjaro. AC: PS Audio Lab, Synergistic Research Designers' Reference2, manufacturer's own.
Accessories: Sound Organisation turntable stand, Target TT-5 equipment racks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (preamps, disc players only), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II and PE-1 AC line conditioners (not power amps); AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from the breaker box, a Mark Levinson No.33H plugged into each.—John Atkinson