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photo 1: turntables, pre-amps, phono stages, CD transport and a DAC.  Mahogany equipment stands.

 

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Photo 2: Cello Performance II mono blocks  power Dali 40se speakers.

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Photos 3&4: Micro Seiki RX5000 with Triplanar/Koetsu Black and Audiocraft AC3300/AT ART-2000.  For Jazz...!

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Photo 5: J.A. Michell Orbe turntable with Fidelity Research 64fx tonearm and EMT TSD15 cartridge

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Photos 6 & 7: Thorens TD127 with SME 3012r tonearm with Ortofon SPU Meister Silver GM.  For classical records.

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photo 8: Audio Note ANS-8p silver wire step-up transformer and Mark Levinson ML25s Phono stage.

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photo 9: Cello Audio Palette (equalizer)

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photo 10: A Cello Audio Suite pre-amplifier, with it's replaceable modules and a recent full Viola upgrade, sits above the Weiss DAC.

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photo 11: Weiss Medea Reference DAC

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Studer A730 CD transport

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photo 13: a close-up detail of the Tri-planar tonearm.

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photo 14: long view of the Tri-planar when it was mounted to the Michell Orbe.

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Component List:

Turntables, tonearms and cartridges:

1) Micro Seiki RX5000 with Triplanar tonearm and Koetsu Black MC Cartridge and Audiocraft AC3300 tonearm with AT ART-2000 cartridge.

2) J A Michell Orbe with Fidelity Research 64fx with EMT TSD15 cartridge

3) Thorens TD127 (a long base TD126) with SME 3012r tonearm and Ortofon Meister Silver GM cartridge.

CD Transport: Studer A730

D/A: Weiss Medea Reference

Preamp: Cello Audio Suite with P101 MC phono module, P201 Viola Audio Labs OTA-3B upgrade CD module, P301 Viola Audio Labs OTA-5B upgrade output module, all the modules are using ASR-3 power supply card and Cello Master Power Supply.

EQ: Cello Audio Palette MIV with Cello Master Power Supply.

Power Amps: Cello Performance II

Speakers: Dali 40SE

Power Cable: Aural Symphonics Missing Link Gen IIi, Siltech SPX-20, Taralabs Titan II, Almor, NBS Professional.

Phono cable: Cotter, VDH 502

Digital cable: Apogee Wide Eye A/D

Interconnect cable: Taralabs 'THE ONE' balance, Cello String 1 with Fisher balance.

Speaker cable: Cello String 3 bi-wire.

Power conditioner: Lightspeed

Tom's thoughts on the system:

"This system produces a very high resolution, deep width soundstage, very detailed, high speed of bass and very good dynamic.  I very much enjoy the jazz reproduced by this system!"

Short Bio

"I am from Hong Kong, but I'm working and staying in China and my HiFi system is in China also.  I started to be an audiophile when I was 14 and now I'm 29."

 Tom welcomes comments and exchange at his e-mail address.

E-mail: tom-cheung@21cn.com