Torus Power TOT AVR power conditioner Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Linn Sondek LP12 & Lingo turntable & power supply, Linn Ittok tonearm, Spectral cartridge; Day-Sequerra 25th Anniversary FM Reference tuner.
Digital Sources: Bryston BCD-1 CD player, Bryston BDP-2 media player with IAD soundboard; Bryston BDA-3 DAC; Oppo BPD-103 universal Blu-ray player; Sony SCD-C555ES SACD/CD player; Lenovo P50 laptop computer running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), Bryston USB driver, JRiver Media Center 22.
Preamplifiers: Bryston BP-26, Mark Levinson No.526.
Power Amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.334 (stereo) & No.536 (2 monoblocks).
Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Salon2, JL Audio Fathom f212 v2 subwoofers (2).
Cables: Digital: Wireworld Starlight (coaxial). Interconnect: Bryston (balanced), Mark Levinson Silver, Pure Silver, Red Rose Silver One, Totem Acoustic Sinew (single-ended). Speaker: Coincident Speaker Technology CST 1, Pure Silver R50, QED X-Tube 400, Ultralink Excelsior 6N OFHC.
Accessories: JL Audio CR-1 electronic crossover, Studio Six iTestMic, Apple iPhone 6 & iPad, Torus Power RM-20 power conditioner, Studio Six ProMic1 Audio Analyzer.
Listening Room: 26' L by 13' W by 12' H with semi-cathedral ceiling, moderately furnished with sound-absorbing furniture. Left wall has large bay window covered by Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb fabric shades. Rear of room opens into 25' by 15' kitchen through 8' by 4' doorway.—Larry Greenhill

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wineandwires's picture

Thanks for the review and comparison of specifications, but the most valuable service of Stereophile to me is listening comparisons of competitive products.

I would have enjoyed reading how the Torus sounded compared to Audioquest, Shunyata, and PS Audio power conditioners.

I know that Stereophile contributors own all of the above, so please consider getting together and comparing them. Thanks.

Jason Victor Serinus's picture

Your request is a good one. However, given that only some of us live in New York City and Brooklyn, it would require people in different parts of the country (or, in Robert Deutsch's case, in Canada) to dismantle a key part of their reference systems, lose their reference and delay their own reviews, pay for the shipping, and risk breakage and loss of equipment. It would also put a huge amount of pressure on the receiving reviewer to perform the comparisons and re-box/re-ship in a timely fashion. It's just not practical.

wineandwires's picture

Thanks, Jason, for your response. I obviously don't know how reviewers work. I assumed that the manufacturer was paying to ship a unit for review then have it returned. If reviewers are writing about what they bought for themselves that's quite different. I enjoy reading the reviews either way.

The Fonz's picture

Hi Larry. Thanks for the great review. I have a Torus Tot Max since a few days and I use it with my Hegel H190 amp , Vivid V1.5SE speakers and a Oppo BD 203 player. I use the Oppo just for playing Movies and concerts. I stream with Audirvana to the Hegel and the Cable brand I use is Wreworld. What I do notice in the sound with the Torus Connected is a bass that is tighter but most of all sounding more quiet. Before the bass had more pressure but now the pressure makes room for a more relaxed sound. Is it so that the bass seems to sound with less dynamics because before the bass was "distorted" and that seems to give more "false" dynamics and now because of the clean power it sounds more relaxed ? I also notice that I do hear more mid and high notes than before and that is a strange thing to me. Sometimes I think that they are a bit to much !!!! Did you notice the same difference while you were listening in your set up concerning the mid and high tones? And this all is happening because of much cleaner power :) Looking forward to your answer. Cheers Fonz