RealTraps MondoTrap room acoustics treatment Associated Equipment
Analog Sources: Rega P7 turntable with RB-700 tonearm, Rega Bias 2, Elys, Elys 2, and Exact (old and new versions) cartridges.
Digital Sources: Marantz SA-15S10 and Marantz SA8001 SACD players, Benchmark DAC-1 D/A processor.
Preamplification: Balanced Audio Technology VK-52SE line preamplifier, Whest PS.20 and Rega Fono (MM) phono stages.
Integrated Amplifier: Arcam A75 Plus.
Loudspeakers: Vandersteen 2Ce Signature, Mackie HR824 and Event SP8 powered, nearfield studio monitors on cheap-but-rigid metal stands.
Cables: Interconnects: Chord Chameleon Silver Plus, Chord Chorus, Monster Cable M550i, Mogami XLR balanced. Speaker cables: Chord Odyssey 2 and Odyssey 4, Monster Cable M1.2. AC: PS Audio Statement Plus.
Accessories: Apollo Adagio 5-shelf Audio Rack, PS Audio High-Current Ultimate Outlet, Homemade rigid hardwood equipment rack, homemade foam-and-bamboo-based vibration isolation for turntable. Maple blocks of various thicknesses.—Jim Austin