Conrad-Johnson LP125M monoblock power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Source: Ayre Acoustics CX-7eMP CD player.
Preamplifiers: Simaudio Moon Evolution P-7, Convergent Audio Technology SL-1 Renaissance.
Power Amplifiers: Simaudio Moon Evolution W-7, Audiopax Model 88 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Avantgarde Uno Nano, Monitor Audio Platinum PL200.
Cables: Interconnect, speaker, AC: Nordost Valhalla.
Accessories: PS Audio Power Plant Premier power conditioner, Arcici Suspense Rack, PolyCrystal amplifier stands, Furutech RD-2 CD demagnetizer.—Robert Deutsch

Conrad-Johnson Design, Inc.
2733 Merrilee Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 698-8581

tmsorosk's picture

" Fundamenally right " I believe were Robert's words , I guess that means he liked it . To bad it had two problems , the first a ground loop issue that couldn't be solved safely , then tube problem's with both mono's . I guess that will preclude it from any recommended components list , or is the recommendation based entirely on sound quality , with relieability thrown out the window ? I don't feel that a pair of amps in this price range should have these types of problems . If I had had these problems with new equipment I would have been very unhappy regardless of the sound .

superaudiolistener's picture

I have found that using a star grounding system really made my system come alive.

Wonder what that would have done with this amp?

With a star ground you have a dedicated earth ground from your electrical box, you ground everything in your system to that point. Pulls out unwanted fields and shunts them to ground.