view of the complete system
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 don’t include 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
Mark Levinson No 532 (Reference Model)
Bel Canto REF1000M
Bel Canto REF1000 (Underwood Level-2 Modified) (pair)
Furman IT-Reference 20i
Dune HD Base 3D
MIT CVT Terminator 1 Biwire
Kimber Kable KCAG XLR
Kimber Kable Silver Streak XLR
AudioQuest Coffee USB
StillPoints SS (8)
Future Upgrades (in consideration)
4k Display (as soon as content is readily available)
New AV Rack
the monstrous No 532
close up of a Salon2 & the front f212
Salon2 Beryllium tweeter
rear shot showing 2 of the Gem2s & the rear f212
closeup of a Gem2