Mark Levinson No.31.5 Reference CD transport Stairway to the Stars

Sidebar 2: Stairway to the Stars

Digital processor used for the comparisons was the Mark Levinson No.30.5, connected to the No.31 and No.31.5 via 1.5m lengths of Madrigal AES/EBU cable or the excellent Illuminati Orchid AES/EBU link between the Genesis and Meridian units and the '30.5. I also used a Sonic Frontiers SF-CD1 as a reference. Amplification consisted of a Levinson No.38S/No.333 combination, joined by 10' lengths of balanced AudioTruth Lapis interconnect. Speakers were B&W Silver Signatures, connected to the amplifier with their own solid-core silver cables.—John Atkinson

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