Lumin Streamer, Mutec Master Clock, PS Audio DAC, Pass Labs Amp, GoldenEar Speakers, Gutwire and Siltech cables

Another system that did a great job at communicating music's gestalt was the one taking pride of place in the Toronto Home of Audiophile Ltd room. The system included a Lumin U1 streamer ($CAD8000), a Mutec Ref 10 Audiophile 10 MHz master clock with MC3+ smart clock/re-clocker/USB interface ($CAD7150 for both), a PS Audio DirectStream DSD DAC ($CAD9500), a Pass Labs XP22 preamp ($CAD14,000), a class-A, 30Wpc Pass Labs XA30.8 stereo amp ($CAD9800), and a pair of GoldenEar Triton One.R speakers ($CAD8000). Completing the system were a DirectStream Power Plant 20 power conditioner ($CAD14,700) and various cables from Gutwire and Siltech.

On a track by Louis Armstrong and another with piano and double bass solos, the system produced deep, resonant tones, warm, natural sound, and prolonged harmonic trails.

tonykaz's picture

Egads, are you carrying around an Oxford English Dictionary at that Show?

Of course, it's the PS Audio Power Plant that gives all that great gear a full serving of healthy Vim & Vigor.

Should give credit where credit is due.


You may not have personal experience with that P20. Maybe a nice Canadian Poetical Review is just around the corner. Of course, reviewing PS gear is kinda Big Boy territory.

I can't use gestalt, i think.

Tony in Venice