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Source components used in the preparation of this review consisted of a Revox PR99 to play 15ips master tapes, a Linn Sondek/Lingo/Ekos/Troika setup sitting on an ArchiDee table to play LPs, and the Meridian 208 (Bitstream) CD player. Amplification consisted of a Mod Squad Phono Drive EPS hooked into one of the line-level inputs of the Meridian 208 CD player, which in turn drove either an Audio Research Classic 60 or a pair of Mark Levinson No.20.5 monoblocks via 15' lengths of AudioQuest Lapis unbalanced or balanced interconnect, respectively. Speaker cable was 5' lengths of AudioQuest Clear Hyperlitz, doubled-up for biwiring.—John Atkinson