Peachtree’s $2k System

In the fourth of the Sunny’s Audio rooms—see Jason Serinus’s stories earlier in this report—was a jewel of an affordable system, being operated here by Peachtree’s David Solomon. Peachtree’s new decco65 D/A integrated amplifier ($899), which uses a 24-bit ESS Sabre DAC and offers 65Wpc into 8 ohms, drove Dynaudio DM2/6 bookshelf speakers, the system being completed with an Apple TV and cables to give a total cost of $2000. All you need add to get music is a PC.

Stephen Mejias's picture

This was one of the best and smartest systems of the show, in my opinion, because it offers sound that an audiophile can love while providing the simplicity and versatility that everyone wants—all at a real-world price.  I think it's also important to note that Dave Solomon and Peachtree's "Ambassador of Awesome," Jonathan Derda, provide outstanding demonstrations—clear, comprehensive, and fun.

iListen's picture

I love to read about systems like this. Try as I might to be an audiophile, I just can't spend $10,000 on a stereo system. 

I constantly look for those "bargin" systems that sound good, but don't break the bank.

I have Paridigm Studio 60's v3's but need to new source/amp/pre amp set up.

Using my iMac with a DAC and something like a Nova and getting some smaller speakers just might be the ticket for me... 

Skellum's picture

I too am using the Paradigm 60's.. And an iDecco as a DAC, feeding an ADCOM slc-505 passive, then into a Parasound  A-23 amp. Not a 2k system, but not to far away. Oh and I have crossed over to the dark side...JRiver handles the playback from a modest netbook. Not a silver or black disc in sight!.

The above system really really looks sweet, and I bet it sounds yummyas well. I've had my eye on the Dynaudio D/M line.....would love to see a review of the 8 inch ones.....How 'bout it Stephen?


BTW Read your review of the Kimber PBJs, and see you kept them in your system. Looks like you have built a great little modern retro system. A ghost of the type seen on college campuses in the late 70s/early 80s. Keep up the good work.