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Had a (minor) reorganisation of my main system last week.

Moved the P50sa from top shelf to Right middle shelf - above R power amp.
Main system DAC to top - away from poweramp.

On the 3 levels now :
Top - CD transport + main system DAC
Middle - Headphone DAC + Pi streamer + P50sa pre-amp
Ground - A40 + Pi PSU + A40

Also consciously tried to separate digital coax interconnects which are now restricted to upper/left side
and NVA analogue interconnects are lower/right side.

This has all resulted in a slight but noticeable improvement to the centering of the balance of sound coming from the speakers (was orientated to the right) and a general improvement in 'stability' with a more open soundstage and imaging.

Next move will be to tidy up the mains-lead spaghetti. :grin: :geek:
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Digits: Acer Veriton L460 PC + Volumio + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Oehlbach XXL Masterclock > AQ Carbon USB
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8 > AQ Cinnamon
Cans: AQ NightHawk Carbon + MF XCAN v3
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I hate cables- I had too many as I was running 3 amps, therefore 3 sets of interconnect, tri amped cabling and mains cable plus phono stage, cdp streamer, tv & TiVo
Removed 2 amps, and went to single speaker cabling, back to P20 with remote switch box cutting interconnect and mains spaghetti
Always looking to gain performance with isolating/ coupling equipment to supports- almost a full time job!
Analogue- DIY turntable from Thorens TD321, ARB unipivot Arm; Nagaoka SB mp200- phono 1 mc
Digital Sources- Denon network streamer/Cdp; IPhone; Airport Express Cat7 & 8
Amplification-NVA P20 (modified) & A20LE (👍🏼)
Speakers- Diy Cubettes; Ls6
Mini BMU to dc blocker

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You don't realise how much effect it has until you experience it for yourself. :think:
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Digits: Acer Veriton L460 PC + Volumio + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Oehlbach XXL Masterclock > AQ Carbon USB
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8 > AQ Cinnamon
Cans: AQ NightHawk Carbon + MF XCAN v3
Laptop: AQ Dragonfly Red + Schiit Wyrd

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Digital - Sonore MicroRendu / RME DAC-2
Speakers - NVA Cube 1 / Klipsch Heresy 3

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There used to be an emoji for that, you beat me to it, whilst I was finding this out.

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Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

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Everybody is so visual these days.

So, to please all the critics...

Before
Image

After
Image
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Digits: Acer Veriton L460 PC + Volumio + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Oehlbach XXL Masterclock > AQ Carbon USB
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8 > AQ Cinnamon
Cans: AQ NightHawk Carbon + MF XCAN v3
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Image

Do I win ?
Analogue- DIY turntable from Thorens TD321, ARB unipivot Arm; Nagaoka SB mp200- phono 1 mc
Digital Sources- Denon network streamer/Cdp; IPhone; Airport Express Cat7 & 8
Amplification-NVA P20 (modified) & A20LE (👍🏼)
Speakers- Diy Cubettes; Ls6
Mini BMU to dc blocker

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The box of Banana - flavoured liquorice allsorts has been won by...

Latteman!!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:

Although he didn't spot that the BMU has been shifted about 6in further back.

:banana-linedance: :banana-linedance: :banana-linedance:
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Digits: Acer Veriton L460 PC + Volumio + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Oehlbach XXL Masterclock > AQ Carbon USB
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8 > AQ Cinnamon
Cans: AQ NightHawk Carbon + MF XCAN v3
Laptop: AQ Dragonfly Red + Schiit Wyrd

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Was never good at ‘spot the ball’ either ✅
Analogue- DIY turntable from Thorens TD321, ARB unipivot Arm; Nagaoka SB mp200- phono 1 mc
Digital Sources- Denon network streamer/Cdp; IPhone; Airport Express Cat7 & 8
Amplification-NVA P20 (modified) & A20LE (👍🏼)
Speakers- Diy Cubettes; Ls6
Mini BMU to dc blocker

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