When I requested images in April for Audiophiliac readers' desktop systems I knew there would be lots of incredible shots headed my way, but I think the readers have outdone themselves! Here's a look at some of the standouts.
Pictured: Robert W.'s system sports Zu Soul Supreme speakers, Almarro tube amplifier, Schiit Mani phono preamp and a Rega turntable.
Don K.'s sweet desktop system is running Audioengine A2 speakers, an Audioengine S8 subwoofer, MrSpeakers Alpha Dog headphones, Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear headphones, Schiit Lyr 2 headphone amplifier, and Schiit Bifrost Uber converter.
Mark A. digs sounds from his Emotiva Airmotiv 5S monitors from his eight-year old Apple iMac running iTunes with his Schitt Modi 2 digital converter & Magni 2 amp, he also has a set of Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Oh, and there's a SVS SB-1000 subwoofer under the desk.
Ponder the work Ryan put into his custom-made Magnavox 8802 tube amp he built from a chassis pulled from an old turntable console. The turntable is a Technics SP-15 with an Audio Technica AT-95e cartridge. For digital he uses an Oppo DV-981HD player and a FiiO X1. The speakers are vintage Bozak B207As in solid walnut cabinets!
Steve D. went all out with a set of magnificent Audio Physiks Carbon IV speakers, VPI Aries 3 turntable, Aesthetix Rhea phono preamp, Teac 501 player for hi-res files and Blacknote DSS 30 T Static Server.
Wayne M. uses his Denon AVR-4306 receiver with speakers he built 15 years ago. In the picture there's also a pair of Monitor Audio Silver RX6 speakers. The reel-to-reel recorder is a Sony TC-854, and the turntable is an ancient Garrard 6300 rebadged as a Sharp he bought for $20.