Hello everyone from Ireland!
I ordered a Stellar GCD a few weeks back and waiting impatiently for it to arrive, there seems to be some kind of a backlogue of orders for them in the UK (where the dealer i ordered from is based).
My system is currently built around some old Sony kit that I got for my 21st (nearly 15 years ago ) and a turntable I got for my 30th. Last year I decided to begin to up my game and started with a Musical Fidelity Phono Pre which made a huge difference to my sytem, I would never have believed how much clearer and wider everything would become.
So as we stand I am running
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Blue
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Phono Stage: Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL
SACD/CD: Sony SCD-XB790
Tuner: Sony ST-SD900
Network: Volumio & Raspberry Pi3B+ & HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro
Amplifier: Sony TA-FB940R
Speakers: Tannoy Mercury MX3-M
I decided this year that I was going to upgrade my amplification and fancied going in a vacuum.tube direction, but without loosing the connectivity and convenience of a solid state system. After testing a few things and after several long chats with my dealer I ended up getting the Stellar GCD and a pair of Quad QII Fourty Mono Block Tube amplifiers. I am really excited for these to arrive!
In the meantime I have got myself some nice new van den hul analogue and digital interconnects, a DIGI+ Pro HAT for the pi to replace the DAC+ Pro HAT so i can take advantage of the Stellars DAC and a couple of extra shelves for my rack to take the new gear (look at it here with all the empty shelves waiting lol).
Hope that the delays on the Stellar’s in the UK clear up soon as I’m really looking forward to getting my new additions up and running.