Balanced Audio Technology Rex II line preamplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Source: VPI Classic turntable with VPI JMW Memorial tonearm, Ortofon Cadenza Blue cartridge.
Digital Source: Krell Cipher SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Nagra BPS phono preamplifier (battery-powered), Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P line-stage preamplifier.
Power Amplifier: Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A.
Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Studio2.
Cables: Interconnect: Nordost Frey 2, AudioQuest Wild Blue, Kubala-Sosna Elation!, Nirvana S-L. Speaker: Nordost Frey 2, Nirvana S-X. AC: Manufacturer's own.
Accessories: Audiodesksysteme Gläss Vinyl Cleaner, LAST stylus cleaners, AC power from dedicated 20A circuits.—Fred Kaplan

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Wilmington, DE 19804
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Allen Fant's picture

Excellent review, as always, FK. I really enjoyed reading about your swapping of cables and their profound effect(s) on the music.
It really amazes me at all of the details buried in recordings. Thank goodness there are products that helps us audiophiles get 'closer to the music'!

Ayre conditioned's picture

In FK's review he states that he doesn't like the idea of consumers being able to "pick their flavor ". But isn't that what you're doing by swapping out cables, picking what colorations you want and don't want? I'm scratching my head.