Equinox interconnect cables

Our original Alpha system consists of the following:

  • Turntable: Audiomeca J-1 with SL-5 tone arm, Goldring Excel MC pickup
  • Phono preamp: Audiomat Phono2
  • Universal player: Linn Unidisk 1.1
  • CD transport: CEC TL51X
  • D/A converter: Simaudio Moon 300D
  • Preamplifier: Copland CTA-305 tube preamp
  • Power amplifier: Simaudio Moon W-5LE
  • Loudspeakers: Living Voice Avatar OBX-R
  • Speaker cables: Atlas Mavros
  • Interconnects: Pierre Gabriel ML-1, Atlas Navigator All-Cu
  • Digital cable: Atlas Opus All-Cu, 1.5m
  • AC line filters: Inouye SPLC, Foundation Research LC-2
  • Power cords: GutWire, Wireworld Aurora

That system is in a relatively small room (which shrank dramatically after we added the acoustical treatment). We have since created a second system, code-named Omega, which is used to test loudspeakers and other components too large for our normal room:

  • Turntable: Linn LP12, Alphason HR-100S MCS tone arm, London Reference pickup
  • Phono preamp: Audiomat Phono-1.6
  • CD/SACD player: Linn Unidisk 1.1
  • Other digital source: Apple MacBook Pro
  • USB interface: Stello U3
  • Preamplifier: SimAudio Moon P-8
  • Power amplifier: SimAudio Moon W-8
  • Loudspeakers: Reference 3a Suprema II
  • Interconnects: Pierre Gabriel ML-1, Atlas Mavros
  • Loudspeaker cables: Pierre Gabriel ML-1 for most of the range, Wireworld Polaris (subwoofers)
  • AC line filter: GutWire MaxCon Squared
  • AC power cords: BIS Audio Maestro, UHF14F
  • Acoustical treatment: Gershman Acoustic Art panels

The third system, code-named Kappa, is our home theatre installation.

  • HDTV monitor: Samsung PN50A550
  • DVD player (interim): Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-Ray
  • Preamplifier/processor: Onkyo TX=NR709
  • Power amplifiers: Van den Hul M-1 monoblocks and Celeste 4070se, Robertson 4010 (rear)
  • Main speakers: Energy Reference Connoisseur
  • Centre speaker: Thiel MCS1
  • Rear speakers: Elipson 1400
  • Subwoofer: 3a Design Acoustics
  • AC line filter: GutWire MaxCon Squared
  • AC power cables: GutWire G Clef, Wireworld
  • Cables: Van den Hul, GutWire, Atlas

DISCLAIMER: These systems are designed as working tools, and, although they certainly sound excellent, the criteria we used in choosing the components may be different from your own. 

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