LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

 

"An ultimate system from Arnie Sanders of Austin, Texas: supplied by Exact Audio, it’s built around CH Precision’s ‘ultimate’ amplification, a full loom of Nordost Odin 2 and set up by Stirling Trayle of Audio Systems Optimized."

Arnie’s System:

Amplification:

  • 4-box P1 Dual Monaural with 2x X1 Power Supply
  • 4-box L1 Dual Monaural with 2x X1 Power Supply
  • 2x M1.1 Power Amplifiers (active bi-amp mode)

Sources:

  • Beat SE Turntable with two Schroeder LT tonearms, one with Lyra Olympos SL and the other with Lyra Atlas Lambda SL
  • Minus K BM-8 isolation platform
  • Total DAC D1-Twelve (D1-Streamer, D1-Outboard Re-Clocker, 2x D1-Twelve Mono DACs, D1-Twelve Live Power Supply, D1-Player/NAS)

Speakers:

  • Rockport Arrakis 2 Loudspeakers with external active crossover
  • REL Six-Pack (6x REL G1 subs in two stacks of three)

Cables and Power Supply:

  • Nordost Odin 2 - interconnects, speaker and power cords
  • Nordost QRT distribution blocks
  • Shunyata Triton V3 and Shunyata DPC6 V3 
  • CAD GCR and GC3 grounding