Main System 5 – July 2022
Below is a quick summary of the Main System as it was in July 2022.
Magico S1 MkII
CH Precision C1
Aqua Formula xHD
Grimm Audio MU1
Taiko Audio Extreme
Network Renderer / Streaming Endpoint
Origin Live Calypso mk4 with Illustrious Tonearm
Record Cleaning Machine
Clearaudio Matrix Silent
AudioQuest Fire cinch
CH Precision Balanced Link XLR
Driade Flow Link Reference 808 RCA and XLR
ValueLine OEM CAT6 cables
Audio Group Power Installation
Siemens Sitor Cylindric Fuse Cartridge with standard silver-plated fuse for live and solid silver rod for neutral
GigaWatt G-044 Schuko Wall Socket
Standard unshielded 2,5mm solid core copper installation wire
Belden 19364 with Bals schuko and Oyaide 004 connectors (all components except C1, L1, and A1.5)
NBS Dragon/Fly III (CH Precision C1 and L1)
Standard power cable (CH Precision A1.5)
Artesania Exoteryc Audiorack
Artesania Carbon Fiber Linear Arm Upgrade
Artesania Aire Floor Platform
Artesania Organic Line Modular Rack
Artesania Organic Line Modular Floor Platform
Artesania ISBAIEBW Standalone Isolation Bases
Artesania ISDIWB Beech Wood Isolation Discs
Artesania Digital Server Platform
Finite Elemente Cerapuc and Ceraball Universal
R.T.F.S. Big Block
R.T.F.S. Ceiling Vane
Hard Wood Stiffening Bars glued onto the windows
All HFA Reference equipment and accessories frequently used for reviews: Associated Equipment
Overview of all Setup Snapshots
In-depth overview of how the HFA systems developed over the years: HFA Audio Setup History
Ranking Order of reviewed components with appointed Awards: HFA Awards page
Dear Mr Punter,
thank you for writing about this passionate hobby with great energy and clarity.
Like you, I have a large glass section on one side of my Dynaudio Temptation speakers. How did you get the desired result with “Hard Wood Stiffening Bars glued onto the windows”?
Which wood, where placed, which glue?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
Hi Xavier, the story of my most recent room acoustics improvements is intended for a new installment in the HFA Setup History. Alas, I have yet to find the time to write it as I give precedence to regular reviews. In short: each of the 8 ceiling-to-floor glass window sections has 4 horizontal hardwood bars glued on using Bison Polymax kit. These bars are then stabilized using thick wood bars that are screwed into the left and right frames. What this achieved is a strong reduction of the glass panels’ 40Hz resonance that killed much of the right speaker’s low output and also introduced very annoying phase effects at higher bass frequencies.
Thanks so much for your quick reply!