Audiophiliac readers' astonishing hi-fis & home theaters (pictures)
Morkt Samfunn Console
Jeremy P.'s Morkt Samfunn Console may be a throwback to the entertainment consoles of the 1940s and '50s, but it's outfitted with the best in high efficiency, vacuum tube amplification and speaker design.
Photo by: Jeremy P.
The Apogee/Krell system
Al F.'s audiophile dream system has flat panel Apogee Diva speakers and Krell amps. Back in the day, this was an ultimate hi-fi rig. It's still pretty spectacular!
Photo by: Al F.
2,000 watts driving two 12-inch subs
Luis Alberto C. says his Pioneer amp feeds 2,000 watts to two L7 Kicker 12-inch subs. The door panels house 14 tweeters and 6 midrange drivers. He says the system "bumps pretty good." I'm sure it does!
Photo by: Luis Alberto C.
Homemade suitcase boombox
Greg S.'s homemade suitcase boombox. It uses a battery-powered Lepai TA2020 amp and car speakers.
Photo by: Greg S.
A simple setup
This is Damian G.'s setup. It has Audioengine A2 speakers and an Airport Express streaming Apple lossless files. He just ordered an Audioengine DAC and might get the sub, too.
Photo by: Damian G.
A serious hi-fi
James B. has the snazziest looking, custom painted Zu Essence speakers, Rega P3-24 turntable, Modwright Oppo BDP-83SE player, Rotel RB-1070 amp, Rotel RB-1070 preamp, Logitech Transporter, Jasmine Audio phono stage, Moth Audio si2A3 headphone amp, and Audio Technica ATH-L3000 headphones.
Photo by: James B.
A DIY audiophile
Keith A. describes himself as a DIY kind of audiophile. His current setup has a pair of NaO RSII speakers, which he made from a plans-based DIY kit from Music and Design dot com. Behind the room divider there's a DIY subwoofer that uses a 15-inch TC Sounds driver.
Photo by: Keith A.
Headphones and tubes
Eric N.'s Sennheiser HD 800 headphones, juiced up by a Bottlehead tube amp. Bet it sounds great!
Photo by: Eric N.
Scott M.'s big-rig home theater system sports Klipsch RF52-II speakers, a pair of Polk PSW-505 12-inch subwoofers (one just wasn't earth-shattering enough), four Energy Take 5.1 Height/Presence speakers, four Polk M30 monitors for side and rear surrounds, and a Polk TL2 center channel speaker. A Yamaha RX-A3000 receiver powers the whole setup.
Photo by: Scott M.
Made in Mexico
Jetro C. sent this shot of his system: made-in-Mexico Aletheia A28 speakers, an old Brazilian Gradiente amp, a Yamaha CDS100 SACD player, and an Akai reel-to-reel tape recorder that was restored by Jetro's uncle.
Photo by: Jetro C.
Getting down to business
Roger W. has Tekton Lore-S speakers, an Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray player, a Rotel RB-990BX amp, and a Rotel RC-995 preamp.
Photo by: Roger W.
Magnepan home theater
Guillaume is 23 and lives in Montreal. He has Magnepan SMG flat-panel speakers, a Cerwin-Vega CLSC-6C center speaker, Harman/Kardon SAT-HKS2 satellite surround speakers, a Polk PSW110 subwoofer, a SystemDek IIX turntable with Grado Black Cartridge, Grado SR225 headphones, a Naim amp, a Marantz SR4300 receiver, and lots more!
Photo by: Guillaume
Thu L.'s rig looks impressive. Thu has a VTL ST-150 amp, a Cary SLP-98 preamp, a Squeezebox Touch, an Eastern Electric Minimax DAC, a PS Audio PowerPlant Premier power conditioner, and Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond speakers.
Photo by: Thu L.
Mike S. has a Rega RP3 turntable, an Emotiva USP-1 preamp and an XPA-200 2-channel amplifier, an Outlaw LFM-1 Plus 12-inch subwoofer, and PSB Alpha B1 speakers.
Photo by: Mike S.
High-end mystery system
Wesley K. didn't identify all the parts of his system, but I see he has Audio Research electronics and a VPI turntable.
Photo by: Wesley K.
Now hear this
Scott S.'s home rig is a Jolida JD202a amp with Fostex FE206e headphones.
Photo by: Scott S.
Phil S.'s turntable was made so the working end of the turntable is oriented to face the teacher while the speaker faces the classroom.
Photo by: Phil S.
Homemade home theater
Walter W.'s homemade theater system, initiated in December, 2005, in San Diego, Calif.
Photo by: Walter W.
Brian C. sent this shot of his Technics reel-to-reel tape recorder. These were really popular in the 1980s.
Photo by: Brian C.
Kiran S.'s office system uses a NuForce Icon DAC, with KEF IQ30 speakers connected to a Mac mini, and Bang & Olufsen Form 2 headphones.
Photo by: Kiran S.
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