Loudspeakers Need Not Apply

Here is a picture of my headphone system. The current cast of characters…

Stereo.jpgRega Apollo CD Player

Clearaudio Concept Turntable

Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Cartridge

Musical Surroundings Phenomena Phono Preamp

Schiit Audio Asgard 2 Headphone Amp

Niles Audio Source Switch Box

Grado RS-2 Headphones

Interconnect Cables

Cardas Quadlink (CD)

Transparent Audio MusicLink + (Phono Preamp)

Discovery Cable Plus 4 (Switch Box)

AC Cables & Conditioner

PS Audio Power Center AV5000

Cardas Twinlink Powercord (CD)

Shunyata Venom AC (Headphone Amp)

Cardas Cross AC (Power Center)


Boston Audio Design TuneBlocks

My next step will be isolation for the AV5000, but I’m having a lot of fun with the system as it is.

My musical preferences include Jazz, Fusion, Dance & EDM and Classical (Messiaen a current favorite!)

Primary headphone listening station:

  1. All files served from Synology RS2416+RP running Roon Server and connected to Switch with 4-port bundled LAG. Headphone station connected with fiber to main switch. Each Ethernet device has a fiber-Ethernet media converter isolation, with linear PSUs on the DAC side of each converter.

  2. Primary power from PSA P3.

  3. Right side has DirectStream feeding KGSSHV [about to swap the Mjölnir-Audio Carbon back in] and Stax SR-007mk1.

  4. Left side has Mivera Superstream feeding MSB Select II DAC into a Mjölnir-Audio Carbon CC and the Stax SR-009.

  5. Interconnects and power are Cerious Technologies Graphene. Ethernet cables are Blue Jeans. Fiber cables are Lynn single mode. Converters are TP-Link. Switch is Cisco SG300-10PP.