Métronome Technologie AQWO SACD/CD transport and D/A processor Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital sources: dCS Rossini SACD/CD transport & Rossini DAC & Rossini Clock & Network Bridge; EMM Labs DV2 D/A processor; Apple 2017 MacBook Pro computer with 2.8 GHz Intel i7, SSD, 16GB RAM; Roon Nucleus+; Linksys routers (2), Small Green Computer Systemoptique optical isolation bundle, TP-Link gigabit Ethernet media converters plus multimode duplex fiber optic cable (2); Small Green Computer linear power supply (2) & Small Green Computer/HDPlex four-component 200W linear power supply (2); external hard drives, SSD USB sticks, iPad Pro.
Preamplifier: content/audio-research-reference-6-line-preamplifier">Audio Research REF 6.
Power amplifiers: Dan D'Agostino Master Systems Progression monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia 2.
Cables: Digital: Nordost Odin 1 & Odin 2 & Valhalla 2 (USB) & Frey 2 (USB adapter), Wireworld Platinum Starlight Cat8 and AudioQuest Diamond (Ethernet). Interconnect: Nordost Odin 2. Speaker: Nordost Odin 2. AC: Nordost Odin 2 & Valhalla, Kimber Palladian, AudioQuest Dragon HC.
Accessories: Grand Prix Monza 8-shelf double rack & amp stands, 1.5" Formula platform, Apex footers; Nordost QB8, QX4 (2), QK1 & QV2 AC power accessories, QKore 1 & 6 with QKore Wires, Titanium and Bronze Sort Kones, Sort Lifts; Tweek Geek Dark Matter Stealth power conditioner with High Fidelity and Furutech options; AudioQuest Niagara 5000 power conditioner & NRG Edison outlets & JitterBugs; GreenWave AC filter; Marigo Aida CD mat; Stein Music Super Naturals, Signature Harmonizers, Blue Suns/Diamonds, Quantum Organizer; Bybee Room Neutralizers; Absolare Stabilians; Resolution Acoustics room treatment; Stillpoints Aperture panels.
Room: 20' L × 16' W × 9' H.—Jason Victor Serinus

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

That slow roll-off filter along with the tube output stage should sound good with CDs :-) .........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Metronome Kalista DreamPlay Super Slow roll-off filter also shows similar roll-off on CDs :-) ........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

If tube output stage is desired, less expensive iFi Audio Pro iDSD DAC ($2,500, reviewed by Stereophile), could be considered :-) .......

Bogolu Haranath's picture

If you want something (kinda) more portable, you could look into Sony DMP-Z1, reviewed by Stereophile ......... It has multiple filters including, slow and super slow roll-off filters :-) .......

supamark's picture

pretty sure JVS never goes to big "arena" shows for pop/rock music, and clearly doesn't know much/anyting about live sound reinforcement. That's cool (I know you're primarily an acoustic music guy), but don't try to speak to what you don't know.

Oh, and room/speakers/stage volume will have significantly more effect on the sound than the amps, which have pretty much zero audible effect on the sound. Everyone uses the same few brands (Crown, QSC,etc) of class D amps these days. it's more important for the mics to have good off axis rejection and durability than to be "great" mics. that's why it's mostly dynamic mics that you'll see for live sound regardless of venue size.

Jason Victor Serinus's picture

those concerts include a Grateful Dead Chinese New Year's Show, sitting / standing / dancing in the exact place where all the speakers converged in the Oakland Coliseum - thank you, friends at Pro Home Systems in Oakland, for getting there at 10 AM to snare the sweet spot - the Rolling Stones in I forget which venue, and a number of amplified operas and concerts in Davies Symphony Hall. Way back, I stood 50 feet from Janis Joplin during an impromptu concert in the main park in St. Louis - one of the most memorable experiences of my life - but the volume was turned down on purpose. Oh, and Patti Labelle and the Bluebells in Oakland's Paramount Theatre. Regardless, glad I brought a smile to your face.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

JVS may like the Aurender A30, reviewed by Hi-Fi News ........ It has 7 different filters, including NOS type, slow and super slow roll-off filters :-) ........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

JVS could review the latest LG V50, 5G smartphone :-) .......

Jack L's picture

...... excels in quality, musicality, and an analog feel." quoted Jason Serinus.

All roads lead to Rome.

I enjoy the "imperfections" of vinyl (1000+ LPs 95% classical music) for its "quality, musicality & an analogue feel" withOUT need of spending USD50,000 for the medium players.

vinyl, something imperfect, yet 100% analogue without going through the
tedious imperfect analogue-digital-analogue conversion.

Listening is believing

Jack L