I’ve spent the last few years tracking down my most favorite LPs but have kept them all sealed waiting for a system that would truly do them justice.
A few years ago, a WONDERFUL friend gifted me a McIntosh 4280 amplifier, a DAC, and Focal speakers for being the Best Man at his wedding. Sadly the MAC was faulty and after 3 years of servicing it at McIntosh headquarters, it was declared dead.
But on December 23rd, 2012 he drove 9 hours across the USA and delivered me a replacement MAC and new cables to go with it!
I had also recently upgraded my linear turntable to a glorious Denon and picked out the best cartridge I could afford.
FINALLY after 5 years I’m removing the shrink and spinning my favorite LPs!
The new setup includes:
Denon DP-60L Rosewood Turntable w Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
and my trusty Yamaha CR-840 integrated tuner/amplifier
(The Yamaha was my first so I keep it around but powered off)
Pair of XLO Ultra 10′ speaker cable
AudioQuest Python interconnects
and Tributaries Silver Series RCAs
(from the early 2000s before Trib became stupid)
NOTE: Sample image not an exact match – mine have silver caps on the connectors