Revel Performa M20 loudspeaker A Little Silhouetto

Sidebar 2: A Little Silhouetto

Digital sources: Linn Knekt Kivor hard-disk music server; Mark Levinson No.31.5 CD transport; Mark Levinson No.30.6, Perpetual Technologies P-3A, Linn Oktal, and Chord DAC64 D/A processors; Meridian 800 DVD-V/CD/CD-R player; Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player; Accuphase DP-100 SACD transport and DC-101 D/A processor; Apple Macintosh 8100, 80MHz, fitted with two Sonic Solutions SSP3 digital audio workstation NuBus cards; Dell 866MHz Pentium III computer fitted with Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe and RME Digi96/8 Pro soundcards, running Windows Me, WinAmp 2.5, SoundForge 5.0, Acid 2.0, and CoolEdit 2000.
Preamplification: Mark Levinson No.380S; Z-Systems rdp-1 (updated to handle 96kHz sources), TacT RCS 2.0.
Power amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.33H monoblocks, Krell KSA-50.
Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Studio, Joseph Audio RM33si Signature.
Cables: Datalinks: AudioQuest SVD-4 S/PDIF, Illuminations Orchid and Canare 110 ohm AES/EBU. Interconnects: Madrigal CZ Gel-1 and AudioQuest Python balanced, Canare, Linn, and Synergistic Research Designer's Reference (with Active Shielding) unbalanced. Speaker cables: AudioQuest Gibraltar, Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2. AC cables: Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2, PS Audio Lab (P300).
Accessories: PS Audio Power Plant P300 at 90Hz (Meridian 800, Mark Levinson No.380S), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II and PE-1 AC line conditioners (not power amps), ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusors.—John Atkinson

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