This is Guitar Man‘s dedicated music room. Behind the right speakers are 3 high-end electric guitars which incidentally is his other hobby - guitar playing. This relatively new music room is blessed with the right height and length and even without any room treatment, the Day 1 sound is lively and engaging.
Besides playing some mean electric guitar, the owner is also a resourceful handyman. This 4-shelves equipment rack is built by him as well as a record cleaning machine.
Guitar Man took up our great value package offer - Clearaudio Performance Magnum with Satisfy tone-arm with Ebony Wood arm tube. Under strong flash light, the purplish colored body cartridge is Clearaudio Symphony. The stock tone-arm RCA connectors of Satisfy tone-arm were also upgraded (optional) to Furutech rhodium plated FP-106R. That’s what we called up-sizedPerformance.
Clearaudio Performance Magnum - stylishly simple with form and function.
The Shindo Monbrison pre-amp uses only the best matched NOS tubes with in-built support of MM/MC phono stage. A no-frills pre-amp with no fancy technobabble - just deliver pure sonic bliss.
Goldmund SRCD3 CD/SACD player (bottom) with Hydra power conditioner.
Goldmund Telos 200 mono-blocks
Interconnects to CDP from PAD Musaeus and a pair of solid, affordable power cables ideal for amplifiers from IsoTek (UK) called Optimum
Through the years, Guitar Man has acquired quite an LP collection consisting of mainly Classic Rock, Jazz and some pop/rock. He also digs live concerts DVD and has quite a collection.
On the lower right of this picture is the DIY LP washing machine he has built.
Some of the LP jewels in Guitar Man’s collection. In particular, the MoFi pressing of Aqualang sounded fabulous, Eric Johnson, Dire Straits, Iron Maiden and eBay-mad Porcupine Tree.
To round-off the evening, we picked Steve Perry to sing Faithfully, an alignment stress-test track for accuracy. Guitar Man’s turntable scored effortlessly.