Archive for July, 2009
Many of you are probably wondering what type of system we run here at Marihart Audio. Our demo system has tweaked Soaring Audio A600 monoblock amp (300W/ch with 15 amps continuous), a tweaked Cary SLP 98P preamp (tweaks are Jensen Oil Fill caps, Auracaps, Slyvania 1957 JAN 6SN7 tubes); the sources are a Soaring Audio HD Falcon Media Center, Cary Audio CD 303T CD/SACD player with built in DAC, and a Roksan Radius 5 with a Transfiguration Axia Cartridge, Roksan’s Xerxes Phono cable, with the table set on a Mapleshade maple block with isolators. The Phono Stage is a Heed Quasar. Cabling is mostly MIT Shotgun MA, Magnum MA, and Acoustic Zen Wow and Matrix. The main speakers are the Acoustic Zen Adagio’s. Speaker wire varies between Magnan Signature or Acoustic Zen Satori, depending if we run different amps as I also have a LSA Standard Integrated, Soaring Audio SLC A 300, and various JoLida gear. The front room also has Echo busters room treatments for the corners and the sides-this giving precise imaging with a near field holographic sound stage that literally wraps around the listener.
We have much more in the back room, such as the Jolida JD 302BRC, Heed Obelisk SI (with augmented power supply), Cary Xciter amp and DAC.. Sources for the back room are the Jolida JD 100 and a DAC/computer based system using the Audioengine AW-1. Speakers are the Acoustic Technologies Classic and the Epos M12i and ELS-8. Rear room treatments include Echo Busters panels and Shakti Hallographs. Speakers presently shown are the Acoustic Technologies driven by the Heed Obelisk Si and Cary CDP 1 CD player.
We also have other speakers not mentioned above and other electronics so you need to call to see what we have to demo. I tune the front and backroom systems by ear to provide a musical, warm yet detailed presentation with a large soundstage and good depth of field. I demand pinpoint imaging of vocals and instrumentals and strive to get this in all of the systems I present to my customers. Hope to see you soon.