Aerial Acoustics 5T loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Source: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ekos tonearm, Linn Arkiv B cartridge.
Digital Sources: Aurender N10 music server; Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP universal player; dCS Rossini CD player & Rossini Clock; PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream D/A converter with Bridge II network adaptor; Meridian UltraDAC; AudioQuest JitterBug, UpTone Audio ReGen USB cleaner-uppers; Mac mini running Pure Music 3, Audirvana, Twonky server; iPad Mini running PlugPlay, Aurender apps; Ayre Acoustics QA-9 USB A/D converter.
Phono Preamplifier: Channel D Seta L.
Power Amplifiers: MBL Corona C15, Pass Labs XA60.5 (both monoblocks).
Loudspeakers: Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3, Rogers LS3/5a, KEF LS50.
Cables: Digital: AudioQuest Coffee. USB: Canare AES/EBU. Interconnect (balanced): AudioQuest Wild Blue, Cardas Clear. Speaker: Kubala-Sosna Elation!. AC: Kubala-Sosna Elation!, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1 AC line conditioners (hard drive, computers). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from breaker box.—John Atkinson

Aerial Acoustics Corporation
100 Research Drive
Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 988-1600

georgehifi's picture

Wonder if that's fixable with a resistive port plug?

Cheers George

Allen Fant's picture

Excellent review -JA.
Happy Listening!

Johan Stam's picture

As a European I know I should tread carefully here, but is this a roundabout way of saying that all parts are actually manufactured in China? If so, why not just get over it and enjoy the 5T for what it is, judging by your review: a magnificent loudspeaker.

Cheers, Johan

jporter's picture

I really like the Elac UB5's. You have heard both. How would the Elac's compare to these...Thanks