RMAF 2011: MSB, Silverline







Silverline SR17 stand-mounted loudspeakers ($7500/pair). The two air purifiers — er, amplifiers — between the speakers are the $17.5k MSB Platinum Mono 202 Class A monoblocks.

$4k Platinum Data CD IV CD transport (add $995 for an up-sampler module that takes the signal to 384kHz) on a $4500 Diamond Power Base. Used as a transport for a $22k (!) Platimum Diamond DAC IV.

I have to admit that the MSB aesthetic doesn’t really work for me, so I won’t comment further. The sound quality in the room was very good, however. The MSB gear very capably handled the Silverlines and produced some very liquid music.










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Scot started all this back in 2009. He is currently the Publisher here at PTA, the Publisher at The Occasional Magazine, and the Executive Producer at The Occasional Podcast. There are way too many words about him over on the Contributors page.