Owning the best home stereo system in your circle of friends deserves bragging rights. If this superlative is something you’re going for, we suggest contacting Tim Stinson. What sounds fine to the common person when listening to music through an average home stereo probably sounds like nails on chalkboard for Tim. He has a sharp ear and is a true audiophile in every sense of the word.
“The circuitry is an assemblage of the best sounding building blocks available for audio circuit design, meticulously identified through years of observation, research, prototyping, and listening. The creation of this preamp has more in common with the creation and voicing of a fine musical instrument than a theory-derived amplification circuit. The purity and low-level detail retrieval it provides is groundbreaking and reflects its unique lineage.”
Digital was courtesy of a Roland Super UA pro DAC and cables were from Luminous Audio. As its name suggests, the Quintet 10 speaker features four 10″ woofers, which mate with a horn mid/tweeter. The sound was assured, smooth, and relaxed, with the horn integrating surprisingly well.
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The 150Wpc Aesthetix Mimas integrated amplifier powered the 88dB-sensitive Baby Grands in a system with a Chord Electronics Qutest DAC as the digital source and a VPI Super Prime Scout turntable and Voyager phono preamplifier. Luminous Audio Technology provided cables, and power conditioning was via a Tweak Geek Dark Matter Energy Harmonizer.
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