"I upgraded to this piece from a great turntable that was built by a well-known American manufacturer and am very satisfied with its abilities." Shaun says. "I chose a Grado Statement 1 Cartridge because it beats out many cartridges at higher prices and gives me the tonality and presence I am looking for."
Shaun says this system began in 1996 with the purchase of his first Yamaha high-end home-theater receiver as a graduation gift. "That began the obsession," he says. Since he's owned several of Yamaha's flagship amps.
Shaun says the speakers were his first higher-quality purchase in the audio realm.
The Paradigm Studio surround system consists of two Studio 100's in real cherry wood veneer, a matching Studio CC, four Studio ADP surrounds, two Titans (smaller speakers mounted high beside the screen for use with Yamaha's DSP modes) and the "wonderfully visceral" Paradigm Servo-15 subwoofer that uses an active servo woofer system that enables it to drop into the realm of 14hz.
"We love this system, as do our friends, and enjoy watching films with them," Shaun says. "I am very thankful for a wife who not only gave me permission to build both systems, but who also appreciates the joy that comes from them."