Presenting the finest-sounding cat perch in Jerusalem :)


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#2

Looks nice! There were several replies yesterday but they have disappeared. Methinks there is a ghost in the machine.


#3

I notice that the cat is color-coordinated with the audio equipment . . . is it the other way around? cool


#4

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could all be happy with our systems simply because they were nice and warm to lay on? wink

Paul


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LOL. This is kind of a weird hodgepodge of stuff b/c I have some of my better equipment here and some in NJ… I recently built a new server (somewhat uprated CAPS v3 Zuma) which is in NJ along with my Berning tube amps and new Rythmik sub. But in this pic, under the Feline Anti-Vibration & Standing Wave Absorption Device, are my Magnum Dynalab receiver, The Directstream, P5, P500 which at this point only powers my Acoustech phono pre and VPI turntable, and a modified TNE-7000 transient noise suppressor and Nak 2 cassette deck (which is purely decorational at this point really) and Headamp Gilmore headphone amp. Speakers here are Merlin TSM-MM’s (Bobby Palkovic has been through so many revisions of these that I forget which version mine are, but I will have them upgraded to the latest at some point ) and Von Schweikert sub which is out of the photo. I am using the wife’s old Dell laptop as a test server for PS Audio beta testing purposes, and the “production” server is a little Atom D525 box I built quite a long time ago now, but which still runs great (J River 20.x) Cables are Kimber 8TC and Shunyata Black Mamba interconnects with mainly PS Audio power cords, a few Shunyata power cables are mixed in.

BTW the voltage here is of course 240. I run the whole system though at 120: The P5 is plugged into a 20-Amp Stancor stepdown transformer (my father was an EE and he taught me to never cheap out on transformers of any kind :)). The P500, which has a 240v primary, is plugged directly into the wall and outputs 120v/60hz.

Anyway, I am still breaking in my Directstream - it has a ways to go yet. But so far I will say this: I heard the DS when i was at PS Audio earlier this year, and compared it to the PWD II, which is what i had previously. For whatever reason, I was much more floored by the differences when I heard it in my own system, even not-broken in.

The Magnum Dynalab btw has been running day in and day out for 10-11 years now with a cat on it, and that thing is as rock-solid as any piece of equipment I have ever known. Great company, as of course is PSA. :)