Vivid Audio B1 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP & DX-5 universal players; Apple G4 Mac mini running OS10.5.8, iTunes 10, Pure Music 1.80; Shuttle PC with Lynx AES16 soundcard & dual-core AMD Athlon processor running Windows 7, Foobar 2000, Adobe Audition 3.0; Logitech Transporter, Metric Halo ULN-2 D/A converters; Halide S/PDIF Bridge, Musical Fidelity V-Link USB-S/PDIF converters.
Preamplifiers: Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8, Ayre Acoustics K-5xeMP.
Power Amplifiers: Classé CT-M600, MBL Reference 9007 monoblocks; Musical Fidelity AMS100, Simaudio Evolution Moon W-7.
Loudspeakers: Harbeth P3ESR, BBC LS3/5a, TAD Compact Reference, Sonus Faber Amati Futura.
Cables: Digital: DH Labs Silver Sonic AES/EBU; AudioQuest Coffee, Belkin Gold USB; prototype AudioQuest FireWire 400. Interconnect (balanced): AudioQuest Wild. Speaker: Cardas Neutral Reference, Audience Au24 e. AC: PS Audio Lab, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (preamp), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1, APC S-15 AC line conditioners (not power amps). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from the breaker box.—John Atkinson

Vivid Audio Ltd.
US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

Stereorealist's picture

Bix would be flattered to know he has a transducer in his likeness!

pmcneil's picture

Look at the 100 htz hump, Bose would be proud!

mervinpearce's picture

The rear firing 6.5" operates up to the 100Hz range. It is part of the design.

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