Phase Technology PC80 loudspeaker Lonnie Brownell's System

Sidebar 4: Lonnie Brownell's System

Here's the cast of characters in this production: The Analog family was portrayed by Linn Axis as the 'table, Linn Basik Plus as the tonearm, and Shure V-15 Type 5MR as the cartridge. The Digital gang was played by Magnavox CDB-560 as the transport, Audio Alchemy DTI as the anti-jitter device, Audio Alchemy DITB as the converter, with Illuminati Data/Video Flex and Data Flex Studio as the cables. The staff of Control and Amplification Inc. were played by Audible Illusions 2A as the preamp, and Audio Alchemy OM-150 Overture as the power amp. Also in supporting roles were Bright Star Audio Big Rock, Arcici Superstand, Aural Symphonics As-One and Synergistic Research Alpha Sterling and Kaleidoscope interconnects, Goertz MI-1 and Synergistic Research Signature No.2 speaker cables, Audio Power Industries Power Wedge 116 and Power Wedge VI, and Synergistic Research A/C Master Coupler power cords. Behind-the-scenes help was provided by a Nitty-Gritty Model 1 record cleaner, CD Stoplight, and a Signet SK306 stylus cleaner.

The speakers got a couple days of break-in time with the Sheffield/XLO CD and with that other stuff—you now, music—and also some time in our most modest "Home Theater" setup.—Lonnie Brownell