Mark Levinson No.390S CD Processor System
Digital sources: Mark Levinson No.31.5 CD transport & No.30.6 D/A processor; dCS 972 upsampler; Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD player; Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player; Classé CDP-10 CD player.
Preamplification: Mark Levinson No.380S.
Power amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.33H and Musical Fidelity kW monoblocks (the latter using dual power supplies)
Loudspeakers: PSB Platinum T8 and Revel Ultima Studio.
Cables: Datalinks: Kimber Illuminations Orchid AES/EBU, AudioQuest SVD-4 S/PDIF. Interconnect: Madrigal CZ Gel-1 (No.390S and Classé, balanced), Ayre Signature Series (Levinson, balanced), DiMarzio (Musical Fidelity SACD, unbalanced), AudioQuest Lapis (No.380S to the kW amps unbalanced). Speaker: AudioQuest Gibraltar. AC: Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2, PS Audio Lab Cable.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks, PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (preamps, CD players only), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II and PE-1 AC line conditioners (not power amps), ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusors. AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from the breaker box. A Mark Levinson No.33H was plugged into each.—John Atkinson