Took my audio system out tonight as the wife is on the beach in Goa (although she did call to tell me that her laptop is floating round Mumbai somewhere) and doing this makes a terrible mess, ostensibly to put new Isolda DCT speaker cables in trunking and put in a separate $20 mains block (screwed to the rear wall) for the TV that also has usb sockets for the chromecast and Amazon Fire sticks. Turned out the hifi unit had copious quantities of dust inside, so gave it a good polish. All this was done fuelled by Marmite on toast and gin. Quite a lot of both.
Here’s the view from my gin-drinking chair.
Here’s the important stuff. Exactly what you consider important is a matter of personal preference.
And the other way, having the front down is useful for handling records.
Kit is a Devialet 250 Expert Pro, a dual arm turntable no one’s ever heard of but is stunningly well made, sitting on a Townshend podium, with an Origin Live Illustrious Mk3 + Koetsu Urushi and a Jelco + 2M Mono, P3 regenerator, and an Aries Mini that is being replaced by an Innuos Zen Mk3 next week. Speakers are Harbeth SHL5+ 40th Anniversary on HiFi Racks with Townshend bars underneath. The box in the corner is a 400W BK subwoofer and a Devialet Reactor 900w on top that can fill the room to ear-splitting levels. The dispersion is amazing at I can sit 45 degrees off line gin in hand and it still sounds great.