— Long-time technologist and audiophile. 1977 was the year I was simultaneously introduced to the Altair & PDP-11 computers and was gifted my first Hi-Fi system by my uncle: Tandberg TR-200 FM Receiver, Nakamichi 500 Tape Deck, and Wharfedale Denton 2XP speakers. Of this trio, both the Tandberg and Nakamichi survive to this day,
I write about HiFi: gear, music, and the industry, and as the proud and original owner of david.com publish a weekly NAR (New Album Releases) report each week: HTTP://www.david.com/NAR.html
Current system components:
Studio Electric m5 speakers, Snell Type E (original) speakers, Audio Note AX-2 speakers, Mission 727 speakers (original)
Pass Labs INT-250 integrated, Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1/2 integrated, Bel Canto s300 i/u integrated Audio Note i-Zero integrated
SW1X DAC II, Audio Note DAC 1 (hand built from a kit in the 80s), Exogal Comet DAC, exaSound e22 DAC, Mytek Brooklyn II DAC
SW1X LPU 1 phono stage
Denon DP-61F turntable, Denon DP-47 turntable, Cambridge Audio ALVA TT S2 Turntable
California Audio Labs Icon Mk II CD, Audio Note CD-Zero, Magnavox/Phillips CDB 650
Digital Audio Source: Synology DS420+ (80 TB), Server (built my own Linux box running Roon, and capable of running a host of other software), Endpoints are a hodgepodge. I've just about done everything one could do with Pi/SBC cards. I reckon I have boxes from finished products from ALLO and SLACK. Currently putting Linkplay's budget WiiM Pro through its paces. It just received ROON certification.
Never a dull moment.