Steve Plaskin's Listening Room

The Listening Room
This is our family room that opens up into the kitchen with an alcove in the rear of the room for an eating area. I listen in the near field with the speakers 9 feet from the listening couch. The room is somewhat asymmetrical in design with large windows accounting for minimal bass emphasis. The floor is a concrete slab. The Wilson Sasha speakers are run full range with the Wilson sub brought in at 35 HZ . Again, I listen on a large couch that is not shown in the pictures. For whatever reason, this room has resulted in the best sound of all my rooms that I have tried. It supports a full, wide soundstage with pretty even bass down to 30 HZ. Given the carpeting on the floor and stuffed furniture, the room does not need additional damping. I have tried different wall panels, but most of these over damped the sound.

Computer: Asus G501JW running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit The Asus G501 JW possesses an Intel Core i7 4720HQ 2.6 GHz processor with 16 GB RAM and a very fast PCE Express X4 SSD. Sonore MicroRendu
External Hard Drives: Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt Drive with 8 TB, 2 G-RAID Thunderbolt 8TB dives
DACs: Wavelength Crimson HS / Quotient / Silver, MSB Technology The Analog DAC with Analog Power Base
Music Programs: JRiver Media 22, Roon, Fidelizer Pro
Computer Cables: AudioQuest Diamond USB, Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 USB 2,0, Kubala-Sosna Realization USB cable, Synergistic Research Galileo LE USB Cable AudioQuest Coffee Thunderbolt Cables
Turntable: Basis Debut Vacuum V; Graham Phantom tonearm, Koestsu Jade Platinum cartridge
Preamplifier: Ayre KX-R Twenty preamp
Amplifiers: Ayre MX-R Twenty monoblock amps
Speakers: Wilson Sasha WP and Wilson Watch Dog II Subwoofer
Cables:Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 interconnects and speaker cables; Synergistic Research Element Tungsten Subwoofer cables, AudioQuest Wild Blue Yonder XLR 1 meter interconnect
Power Conditioners: Shunyata Research Hydra Triton ver 2, Typhon, DPC-6 ver 2, Denali 6000T and 2000T
AC Cords: Shunyata Research Sigma, Alpha. Synergistic Research Element
Ethernet Cables: AudioQuest Diamond and Vodka
Linear Power Supplies: HDPlex 100, Sonore Signature Power Supply
Headphones: Stax Omega II / Stax SRM-007TII Amp
Vibration Control: Symposium Ultra stands, Symposium Rollerblocks 2+ G3; Black Diamond Racing Source Shelves with BDR Cones. Synergistic Research MIG2.0
Computer / DAC Treatment: Synergistic Research Tranquility Base and Tranquility Base UEF
Room Treatment: Synergistic Research HFT and FEQ. Synergistic Research Atmosphere
Rack: Mapleshade Samson

Biographical Info
I have been a dedicated, or shall we say an obsessed audiophile since my early college days in 1970. After graduating from the State University at Buffalo, I worked in the audio retail business. I was a salesman and latter manager of Tech Hi Fi Stores in Buffalo and Syracuse, NY. I latter worked in Highland Park, Ill, a suburb of Chicago, for Columbia Audio and Video.

I returned to school to get my Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree and did a surgical residency in San Diego. I have been in private practice in Southern California for 34 years and presently live in San Diego County with my wife Leslie and dog Lucy.

In 2006, I became attracted to computer server audio. Since then, it has been one wonderful ride!