Below is a quick summary of the Secondary System on April 21st, 2023. The differences from the last incarnation are a change from Accuphase E-280 to E-270 (retaining the DAC-40) and a change from the AVID Pulsare phono stage to a Lejonklou Entity 1.2 phono stage.
Initially, I used Anusz C2T (Aluminum) Darkz footers, then upgraded to S2T (Stainless Steel), which were again upgraded to T2 (Titanium). T2S is normally superior, but in this case, I preferred the leaner, tighter, more direct sound of the T2.
You can’t see it but the CD player is also on Darkz, in this case the T2S which add spaciousness, refinement, elegance, and flow.
The Auralic Aries G1 streamer is on Darkz T2.
Accuphase E-270 with DAC-40
Network Renderer / Streaming Endpoint
Auralic Aries G1
Driade Flow Link Reference 808 (DP-430 to amplifier)
Standard OEM interlink (TD1601 to phono stage)
Standard OEM interlink (phono stage to amplifier)
Audio Group Power Installation
Standard wall outlet (with standard Hager automatic breaker switch)
Two runs of 2,5 mm standard solid core copper installation leading to 2 Popp/Eurolite 8-fold Power Distributors
Ansuz Darkz T2 and T2S
Finite Elemente Cerapuc
Acustica Applicata DaaD 2
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