The Gershman Acoustics and VAC Room
The Gershman Acoustics Black Swan loudspeakers ($45,000/pair) belie their name; instead, they are massive and of complicated design.
The turntable was a Clearaudio Innovation Wood with Universal tonearm (together, $15,000) with Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement cartridge ($15,000). It’s astonishing that the cartridge could cost as much as the turntable and tonearm. On what basis?
The phono stage was built into the VAC Signature Mk IIa preamplifier ($19,500).
The power amplifier was VAC’s Statement 4505 Stereobloc ($39,000).
Digital files were played back with an Esoteric P-02 transport ($23,500) and Esoteric D-02 DAC ($23,500).