Fine Craftsmanship

Judging by my complete lack of notes on the room occupied by Silver Circle Audio, Sutherland Engineering, and Tyler Acoustics—a VPI Scoutmaster turntable was spinning tunes, with amplification from Plinius driving the speakers—I would have to say that I didn’t do much listening in here. I mean, I heard music, but I was too busy enjoying my conversation with Silver Circle’s David Stanard, and I was too impressed by the appearance of the gear. From the cabinetry of the Tyler Acoustics Decade D1 loudspeakers to the hefty AC cords coming from the Silver Circle Pure Power One 5.0’s rear panel to the exposed circuitry of the Sutherland Engineering 20/20 phono preamp (review to come from Brian Damkroger), to the equipment rack—handmade by Stanard in one afternoon—everything was handsome and personal and showed obvious fine craftsmanship.

Erick Lichte's picture

Looks like they have the Plinius SA-103 in there as the amp. I am currently (no pun intended) listening to this amp for an upcoming review.

David Stanard's picture

If I could add a recommendation for your review: add the Furutech fuses on the rails - four 10-amp. Audible difference. This amp is now mine, along with the Tautoro preamp. Just wonderful sound: detailed, but lush. The SB-301 was also just remarkable- opened a lot of eyes around here!