Since my teenage years, I was always interested in quality sound reproduction. While in high school I built my first Power Amplifier, 10 watts/channel solid state, class AB. I then built the famous Quad 405 (100 watts/channel current dumping amplifier) and enjoyed it for many years. Of course these were hand-made and I typically used equivalent or better parts. My focus now is on off-the-shelf systems that require the least amount of set-up or tinkering.
My work experience includes Professional and Consumer Audio, Biomedical Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Software. I have a Bachelor of Engineering (electronics) degree. Audio continues to be my number one hobby.
My current music system is very modest, consisting of the following:
- Philips 212 Turntable.
- Mac Mini with Amarra HiFi and iTunes for HD Audio playback
- Arcam rDAC via USB to the Mac Mini (96 kHz @ 24 bit)
- Musical Fidelity A3 CD
- Bryston B-60 SST Amplifier with Moving Magnet Phono input
- Linn Ninka Speakers
Of course, as any audiophile knows, a music system is never perfect and so I expect to revise this on an on-going basis. Happy travels...