Review Equipment

In response to a query, we have decided to publish details of our review equipment. Each album reviewed is listened to on at least two of the systems listed below.

  1. Naim NDX2 Network Streamer, Naim NAC-N 272 (used as pre-amplifier), Naim NAP 250 DR power amplifier, PMC OB1 floor-standing speakers.
  2. Macbook Pro with Audirvana Plus software, Mutec MC3+USB (Audio Re-clocker & USB interface), Teddy Pardo DAC (with volume control) & MB 100 monoblock amplifiers, Spendor A6R floorstanding speakers.
  3. DCS Bartók Upsampling Network DAC, Stax SRM-T8000 Driver Unit, Stax SR-007MK2 Electrostatic Earspeakers.

All CDs received are ripped to a QNAP NAS, using dBpoweramp CD Ripper, as lossless flac files. We run the excellent free software MinimServer on the NAS. However we increasingly turn to Roon for browsing our extensive collection.

Updated May 2019