AVM Evolution C9 CD receiver Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Garrard 301, Thorens TD 124 turntables; EMT 997, Artemis TA-1 tonearms; Ortofon SPU, EMT TSD 15 70th Anniversary pickup heads; Miyabi 47, Denon DL-103 cartridges.
Digital Sources: AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC; Apple iMac G5 computer running Apple iTunes v.10.6, Decibel v.1.0.2 playback software; Sony SCD-777ES SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Auditorium 23 Standard (SPU version), Silvercore One-to-Ten, Hommage T2 step-up transformers; Shindo Masseto preamplifier.
Power Amplifiers: Shindo Corton-Charlemagne monoblocks & Haut-Brion, Fi 421A.
Loudspeakers: Audio Note AN-E/SPe HE, Quad ESL, Wilson Sophia Series 2.
Cables: USB: AudioQuest Yosemite. Interconnect: Audio Note AN-Vx, Shindo Silver. Speaker: Auditorium 23.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source, amplification components); Keith Monks record-cleaning machine; Peter W. Belt Cream Electret.—Art Dudley

US distributor: AVM Audio USA
8390 E. Via de Ventura F110-194
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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wozwoz's picture

I've been looking for an all-in-one for the study, and had been considering the Marantz Melody line until I saw this review. The reviewed product here has a nice design, but at this sort of price point, I wouldn't buy without SACD support. It would be cool if there was a high quality all-in-one out there did native SACD with pure DSD to analog.