Andover Model-One turntable music system Associated Equipment

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Digital source: MBL N31 CD player/DAC.
Integrated amplifier: MBL N51.
Loudspeakers: MBL 126 Radialstrahler.
Headphones: HiFiMan HE400S, Sonus Faber Pryma.
Cables: AudioQuest, Ansuz Acoustics, and Morrow Audio (interconnects and other cabling).
Accessories: AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System, Critical Mass Systems Maxxum equipment racks, Zanden Audio AT-1 proprietary foam bass traps/tubes (corners, 2×), AP-1 proprietary foam acoustic panels 4 × 35.5" H by 23.75" W by 1.5" D (removable and custom attached to PVC frame).
Room: 18.5' L by 17.5' W by 12' H.—Julie Mullins

COMPANY INFO
Andover Audio, LLC
15 High Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978)775-3670
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Bogolu Haranath's picture

Although not exactly the same as Andover Music System, may be JM could also review the Naim Mu-so 2 wireless music system, $1,600 :-) .......

JulieAudiophile's picture

Yes, that would be quite a different animal, the Naim Mu-so Gen 2 digital all-in-one.
Are you psychic? Or did you see the October issue? :-)

funambulistic's picture

Bogolu H. randomly (and continuously) lists equipment suggestions for the Stereophile reviewers to, well, review. He's bound to hit a strike every once in a while. ;-)

Bogolu Haranath's picture

I have a 'Crystal ball' ....... When I posted my comment about Naim Mu-so2, I did not yet receive my print edition copy of Stereophile October 2020 issue :-) ......

Bogolu Haranath's picture

May be JM could also review the Devialet Phantom Reactor Opera De Paris speakers (less than $4k/pair) :-) .........

Robin Landseadel's picture

Although an all in one music making device with a turntable is doubtless a worthwhile thing, a fully updated KLH Model 20 [separate speakers, stands for everything] would be more functional.

Ortofan's picture

... form factor, a system budget of $2K would buy a pair of ELAC Uni-Fi UF51 floorstanding speakers (on clearance for $600), a Yamaha A-S501 integrated amp ($550) and an Audio-Technica AT-LP7 turntable ($800).

dial's picture

For example. And it's versatile. Emotiva make good amps too.

Ortofan's picture

... has the same (or greater) power output capability as the Yamaha for the same (or lower cost)?

dial's picture

No. If power is the only concern you could also choose a lot of other brands, much cheaper. To stay in Japan Sony STR-DH190, Yamaha A-S201, 200 to 250 $ can pay that. That said Project makes good vinyl gear, I recently purchased one of their tonearms my only complaint was no detachable headshell so I've done the mod and now with a Yamamoto wood one (almost the price of the arm itself but it's beautiful), I wonder if I can get a better sound...

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