photo 1: turntables, pre-amps, phono stages, CD transport and a DAC. Mahogany equipment stands.
Photo 2: Cello Performance II mono blocks power Dali 40se speakers.
Photos 3&4: Micro Seiki RX5000 with Triplanar/Koetsu Black and Audiocraft AC3300/AT ART-2000. For Jazz...!
Photo 5: J.A. Michell Orbe turntable with Fidelity Research 64fx tonearm and EMT TSD15 cartridge
Photos 6 & 7: Thorens TD127 with SME 3012r tonearm with Ortofon SPU Meister Silver GM. For classical records.
photo 8: Audio Note ANS-8p silver wire step-up transformer and Mark Levinson ML25s Phono stage.
photo 9: Cello Audio Palette (equalizer)
photo 10: A Cello Audio Suite pre-amplifier, with it's replaceable modules and a recent full Viola upgrade, sits above the Weiss DAC.
photo 11: Weiss Medea Reference DAC
Studer A730 CD transport
photo 13: a close-up detail of the Tri-planar tonearm.
photo 14: long view of the Tri-planar when it was mounted to the Michell Orbe.
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!"
"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: [email protected]