view of the complete system (prior to the Mark Levinson No 502 & the 2nd pair of Gem2s)
Greetings AVS team. I’ve been a longtime audiophile & home theater enthusiast. I inherited the gift/curse from my father who was reading Stereophile with me on his lap at age 5. My system has been on a rather consistent upgrade trajectory since the early 2000s but I decided to start a thread and share the current iteration. I’ll continue to update as I swap out components.
My usage habits are around: ½ Music, ¼ Movies, ¼ Gaming.
The sound is quite phenomenal, but most of my joy comes from tinkering with the system.
The pics i'm including are a little dated and don’t include the Levinson No 502 (I was previously using a Marantz AV8003 with a Bel Canto DAC3 for 2 channel) or the second pair of Gem2s (I haven’t actually taken them out of the box yet).
I have some tidying up to do with the cabling and equipment rack. I was diligent about it when I first bought my house but with each update to the system I’ve gotten a little sloppier.
I am toying with the idea of building a dedicated theater/listening room in the basement. Early stages.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please feel free to leave feedback, share comments or ask any questions.
Current Setup (Mark VI)
Revel Ultima2 Salon2 (pair)
Revel Ultima2 Voice2
Revel Ultima2 Gem2 (quad)
JL Audio Fathom f212 (pair)
Mark Levinson No 502
Bel Canto REF1000 (Underwood Level-2 Modified)
Furman IT-Reference 20i
Peachtree Audio X1
Dune HD Base 3D
Kimber Kable Silver Streak XLR
Kimber Kable KCAG KLR
Future Upgrades (in consideration)
Pass Labs XA160.5 (bi-amping Salon2s with the XA160.5 or another Class A amp)
More Powerful Amp for Voice2 & Gem2s (replacing the Rotels)
4k Display (as soon as content is readily available)
New AV Rack (possibly Middle Atlantic)
electronics (with the Mark Levinson No 502)
close up of a Salon2 & the front f212
rear shot showing 2 of the Gem2s & the rear f212
closeup of a Gem2