In my wildest dreams
This evening I have been sitting in the dark enjoying music in the studio, meter lights off, the C1000C/P and the MC2301's only displaying the nomenclature and the KT88 tube glow. There is sweet music floating on the air like I have always hoped would one day grace my listening space, as clear and clean as an early spring morning. I am soaking in the mesmerizing goodness of my hi-res playlist that I assembled on the Olive 04HD played through the incredible DAC's of the MCD1100, controlling it all from the ingenious app on my new iPad.
As my mind wondered I suddenly flashed back about 44 years to a time when I was sitting in a big high ceiling living room of an old Victorian house in San Francisco, totally engrossed in my sound system of that time, Altec Voice of the Theater speakers, McIntosh MC30 mono tube amps, a Dynaco PAS3x tube preamp, and a Dual 1019 turntable with a Shure V15 type II cartridge. You had to get up to turn the record over every 15 minutes or so, or put a new one on. You had to get up to adjust the volume. Album covers were left in view leaning against the boxed window seat where the turntable sat. The lights were dimmed. My friends and I thought we were in heaven, thinking it couldn't get any better than that.
Now, almost four and a half decades later here I sit, still enjoying fantastic sound in a darkened room. The gear has gotten a whole lot better, featuring such nice pleasures as hard drive playback of downloaded hi-resolution recordings, controlling everything from infrared remotes and wireless connectivity, viewing cover art wirelessly on the newest iPad tablet computer, and doing this while connected to my friends on Audio Aficionado. We have come a long way, baby. In fact, we have progressed farther in these past 44 years than my young fuzzy brain could have comprehended at that time. What I am sitting here enjoying this evening is truly way beyond anything I could have imagined at that time in my wildest dreams.
Living Room System: McIntosh C2300, MC601 (2), MS750, MR85, Esoteric K-03, Olive 04HD, Sony K890ES, Micro Seiki DD-40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Sonos ZP90, Oppo BDP-83SE Blu-ray, PMC EB1i, Fathom f113 w/ Sound Anchor stand, PS Audio Power Plant Premier (2), PS Audio Soloist Premier SE (3), Rollerblock Jr.'s, Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's & Silver Electra PC's, Wireworld Supernova & Silver Starlight digital cables, Kimber 8TC & WBT Silver Angled Locking Banana Connectors, Silver Speaker Terminal Jumpers.
Studio System: McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Esoteric K-03, Olive 04HD, Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth, Michell Gyro SE w/SME 309/Ortofon Cadenza Black, Michell Never Connected Power Supply, Sonos ZP90, Sonos ZP120, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, PS Audio Dectet, Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario, Rollerblock Jr.'s, Wireword Silver Eclipse IC's & Silver Electra PC's, Wireworld Supernova & Silver Starlight digital cables, Wireworld Silver Eclipse speaker cable.
Home Theater System: McIntosh MX120, MC452, Oppo BDP-95, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, JBL LSR-6332 (2), JBL LSR-6328P (3), McIntosh XLS112 (2), Sony 52XBR9, Tributaries Silver IC's, Wireworld Starlight 6 HDMI cables, Wireworld Silver Electra PC's.
Vintage: McIntosh MA5100, MR74 tuner, JVC XL-Z1050 K2 CD player, Tandberg 3008A preamp, Tandberg 3026A power amp, Tandberg 3011 tuner, Wyred 4 Sound DAC2, JBL4312A , McIntosh 4300V for deck speakers.
Last edited by jdandy; 04-04-2012 at 12:24 PM.