Sony SS-AR1 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Sony XA-5400ES SACD/CD player, Oppo BDP-83SE universal Blu-ray player.
Preamplification: Parasound Halo JC 2 BP preamplifier, Meridian HD621 HDMI & 861 Reference V6 audio processors.
Power Amplifiers: McIntosh MC-303 (three-channel), Bel Canto REF1000 Mk.II (monoblocks).
Loudspeakers: B&W 800 Diamond, Revel Ultima2 Studio.
Cables: Interconnect: van den Hul Flat 180, AudioQuest Vodka HDMI & Cheetah/DBS balanced, Black Cat Veloce digital. Speaker: Straight Wire Maestro II, QED Silver Anniversary XT. AC: JPS Aluminata.
Accessories: APC S15, Environmental Potentials EP-2450 power conditioners.—Kalman Rubinson

Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127-1708
(858) 942-2400

vladR10's picture

 Hi Kalman

 I'm glad you posted a review of these two babies since I was waiting for one - in english that is. Seeing the associated equipment you tested the sony's with, I wanted to know if you had the chance to test the AR1's with the matching DR1's amp and transport. If that'd be the case, could you share your experience with an avid Sony fan :) ?

 best regards


Et Quelle's picture

Even though, you would have to shell out 27K. They sound worth it; I would cherish I smaller exclusive company more, as my 1st pricey speaker set? It was interesting to know slight movements of the speaker and listener do account for something.