The gear

The gear

The pursuit of good sound has resulted in many changes to my 2-channel system over the years. Simple curiosity (e.g., loudspeaker designs, amplifier topologies) has been a big factor in a majority of these changes. Presently the system looks like this:

Bluesound Node 2 

I got rid of my well-appointed Mac mini and took a chance on this streamer. Never looked back.

iFi SPDIF iPurifier

A great little gizmo from the wizards at iFi for your coax or toslink connection. It’ll clean your clock! Just try removing it once it’s in your system.

Wyred 4 Sound bLINK

Makes bluetooth sound superb (if you can believe it). Mine is wired to the DAC via optical.

Schiit Bifrost Multibit

Modular and upgradable, this DAC has been shipped back for upgrades twice since I purchased it. You gotta love this Schiit.


The sound quality of this miniature Chi-Fi “integrated” SET amp is just ridiculous. It’s output is rated at 3.5 wpc and is a great match with the Super 3i’s. Astonishing at this price-point.

Omega Super 3i

Louis Chochos high-efficiency single driver design in EKO Ash Tweed. Coherent. Fast. Addicting.

Ohm MicroSubwoofer 10

I originally purchased a pair of these to go with my Ohm MicroWalsh Talls and found them to be equally effective with my Magnepan MMG’s, Mark & Daniel Ruby’s, and now my Omega’s.

IsoAcoustics Aperta

Isolation stands for the loudspeakers. They sit on top of the subs. They work.

Brick Wall PW8R15AUD

Surge protection extraordinaire.

Salamander Synergy

Racking. It’s nice.


Yes, of course.

Music library

Located on an Oyen Digital MiniPro hard drive attached via USB to an Apple AirPort Extreme. I use wifi to stream music sources to the Node 2.

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