Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital sources: Mark Levinson No.31.5 CD transport; Mark Levinson No.30.6, Chord DAC64 D/A processors; dCS 972 upsampler; Meridian 800 DVD-V/CD/CD-R player; Technics DVD-A10 DVD-A player; Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player; Macintosh 8100/80 fitted with two Sonic Solutions SSP-3 digital audio workstation cards; Dell 866MHz Pentium III fitted with RME Digi96/8 Pro and Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe 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 digital control center (updated to handle 96kHz sources).
Power amplifiers: Mark Levinson No.33H, Theta Citadel, Halcro dm58 monoblocks.
Cables: Datalinks: Kimber Illuminations Orchid AES/EBU, AudioQuest SVD-4 S/PDIF. Interconnect: Madrigal CZ Gel-1, balanced. Speaker: Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2. AC: Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2, PS Audio Lab Cable.
Accessories: PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (preamps only), Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II and PE-1 AC line conditioners (not power amps), ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusors.—John Atkinson