- TAD CR-1 Loudspeakers ($37k + stand)
- Zesto Audio Leto preamplifier ($7,500)
- Zesto Audio Andros phono stage ($4,300)
- GamuT D200 amplifier (NFS, but was ~$6k when new)
- Merrill-Williams REAL 101 turntable ($7,200)
- Triplanar Ultimate tonearm ($5,800)
- Dynavector XX2 MkII cartridge ($2,000)
- WyWires cabling (~$6,000)
The Juice HC power cord, also new and available from $699 for 4′ lengths, a $200 premium over the Juice II. The HC is a 7 gauge cable with a different signal propagation ratio from the Juice II, “resulting in better detail overall across the entire audible spectrum”, “with a smoother presentation of brass instruments, such as trumpet and flugelhorn”. Personally, I have no idea what a flugelhorn is; I though he made that up, but Wikipedia says it’s a real instrument. Learn sumthin’ new every day. Anyway, Alex says that he uses it as a personal voicing reference; apparently it’s pretty easy to hear when tonality changes screw this up.
A Power Broker and some HC power cords will be winging their way from the left to right coast at some point in the near future.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I loved the sound in this room. The Zesto Audio/GamuT pairing with those TAD loudspeakers (and all that WyWires cabling!) is absolutely fabulous. Best in Show contender? Most definitely!