Mike Goetz Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 My original speakers were Vandersteen 2Ces that I have had for years (late 80s/early 90s). This past summer I found a seller offering a beautiful pair of Vandersteen 3A Signatures. They had been factory updated by Vandersteen in 2018 (I have all the paperwork!). The turntable is a belt drive Music Hall MMF 9.3 with an Ortofon 2M Black LVB cartridge. I also have a Pro-Ject Tube BoxS2 as the phonostage with NOS late 50s vintage 12AX7 `Amperex tubes. The preamp is a Rogue RP-1, again with NOS early 60s vintage 12AU7 Bugle Boy tubes. The amplifier is a Rogue Audio DragoN hybrid class D utilizing a matched pair of gold pin 12AU7 Genalex Gold Lions. The DragoN uses NCore Hypex modules and is rated at 300/500 WPC 8/4 Ohms. It is a low negative feedback design and, to my ears, pairs extremely well with the 3A Sigs. Finally I have an old Philips CD player (it holds 5 discs) that still sounds good. I am using a DAC Magic 10 digital to analog converter (DAC) and using the old player as a transport. At this time I don’t have a network streamer, but instead use an iPad Pro feeding a iFi Zen DAC Signature V2 USB DAC for Tidal and Apple Music. Cables are a funny question and certainly a matter of personal choice. I use good custom made cables from Morrow Audio; MP6 bi-wire speaker cables and MA4 interconnects. ` 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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