This is my hifi. I use it every day.

One of my favorite things to do in the Barn is to have friends and/or family over for a party. Since I use Roon and have a subscription to Tidal HiFi and Qobuz, everyone can play whatever music they want. This makes for good times.

The Barn (size matters)

The overall dimensions of the interior of the barn are 35′ x 40′ 12′. The listening area is separated from the art-making and lounge areas by lots of books and records and is 18′ wide (x 35′ deep x 12′ high).


‘table: Well-Tempered Amadeus
Cartridge: Denon 103
Step Up Transformer: Auditorium 23
Phono Amplifier: Sugden A21SE Stage Two

Digital +

The Details

  1. Furman Power Station Series PST‑8 Line Conditioner
  2. ASUS RT-AT68U Router
  3. Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i5 (running Roon Server)
  4. Synology DS412+ NAS (music library)
  5. LaCie Blade Runner 4 TB External HDD ‑ USB 3.0 (music library backup)
  6. DJM Electronics GigaFOILv4 – INLINE Ethernet filter
  7. AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power | Noise-Dissipation System
  8. dCS Network Bridge (Roon Ready)
  9. totaldac d1-seven
  10. Leben CS600 integrated amplifier
  11. DeVore Fidelity gibbon X (badass speakers)
  12. iPad mini (running Roon Remote)
  13. Eames LCW (where I go)

The Cables

In my system

Tellurium Q Black: RCA interconnections, Black II speaker cable
AudioQuest: Diamond AES, Diamond USB, Vodka and Diamond Ethernet cables, Thunder / High-Current AC power cable, NRG-Z3 Low-Distortion 3-Pole Power Cable

Other cables for review purposes

Tellurium Q Black: XLR
AudioQuest: Yukon RCA interconnects, Type-4 speaker cable, Rocket 33 Biwire speaker cable, Thunder / High-Current AC power cable, NRG-Z3 Low-Distortion 3-Pole Power Cable


AudioQuest NightOwl