Peachtree iDecco D/A integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 3: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Thorens TD-124 Mk.II turntable; EMT 997, Thomas Schick tonearms; Shindo SPU, EMT OFD 25 & OFD 65, Ortofon 90th Anniversary SPU cartridges.
Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics QB-9, Wavelength Audio Cosecant, HRT Music Streamer II & II+, Chord Gem USB DACs; Stello U2 USB transceiver; Apple iMac G5 computer running Apple iTunes; Sony SCD-777 SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Auditorium 23 Hommage T1 step-up transformer; Shindo Masseto, Shindo Vosne-Romanee preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: Shindo Corton-Charlemagne & Lafon GM-70.
Loudspeakers: Audio Note AN-E/SPe HE, Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia 3, Quad ESL, Advent Loudspeaker.
Cables: USB: Transparent Performance USB. Digital: Black Cat Veloce 75 ohm. Interconnect: Audio Note AN-vx, Shindo Silver. Speaker: Auditorium 23, DIY copper.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source & amplification components); OMA slate plinth (Thorens turntable); Breyer horse ("Pandora") as chassis damper (amplifiers); Keith Monks record-cleaning machine.—Art Dudley

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jelledge's picture

I've been hoping for this review to appear and it finally has! Written by my favorite reviewer since "Listening" days.
I owned a Naim system for 15 years which I have passed on to my son who is a big vinyl fan and bought an iDecco. Using a Macbook, iPod Classic or CD player used as a transport, I don't feel like I've given up much of the old PRaT from the Naim system though I will confess that I listen with less intensity than when I was a younger man. Nice review.

soulful.terrain's picture

..I just read a review of the ML 30.5, 31.5 combo.

If this 'china' gear is as good as described... then I blew alot of money on my current gear that was once described in the same fashion.

John Atkinson's picture
The sad fact is that the technical performance it once took many thousands of dollars to buy is now routinely available in chips that cost less than $10 in bulk. And I also own a Mark Levinson No.31.5/No.3o.6 combination - it is still competitive with the best.
soulful.terrain's picture

... technology happens eh? lol:)

Maybe your like me John, it's tough to even contemplate about getting rid of my 30.5/31.5 combo. :)