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: Edgar Kramer
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Source Digital: AMR CD-77.1
Preamplifiers: Supratek Sauvignon with NOS RCA and Bendix tubes; NuForce P9, Wyetech Labs Jade
Amplifiers: NuForce Reference 18 monoblocks; Cymer Audio Southern Star SE-35 monoblocks; Ancient Audio Single Six monoblocks
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P
Cables: Digital - Cerious Technologies; Harmonic Technology Magic; NuForce digital cables; analog interconnects - Bocchino Audio Morning Glory; Cable Research Laboratory (CRL) Gold with Bocchino XLR and RCA; Cerious Technologies; DanA Digital Reference Silver; Eichmann eXpress 6 Series 2; Harmonic Technology Magic and Truthlink Silver; MIT Giant Killer MPC; PSC Audio Monolith AG; PSC Audio Pristine R30 Ribbon; speaker cables - NuForce IC-700 Speaker; Cerious Technologies; MIT Giant Killer GK-1 loudspeaker cables; NuForce SC-700, Power cords - Cerious Technologies AC; Eichmann eXpress AC power cables; Harmonic Technology Fantasy; PSC Gold Power MKII; Shunyata Research Diamondback
Stands: Finite Elemente Pagode Signature equipment racks
Acoustic treatment: Fonic Designer panels and StudioCel bass traps
Sundry accessories: Burson Audio Buffer, Bright Star Audio IsoRock Reference 3 and BSA IsoNode feet; Bocchino Audio Mecado isolation diodes; Black Diamond Racing cones; Stillpoints ERS paper in strategic positions, Shakti On Lines; Densen CD demagnetizer; Auric Illuminator CD Treatment
Room size: 17' w x 35' d x 12' h in short-wall setup, opens to adjoining kitchen
Review component retail: AU$750 per shelf and supporting hardware module

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Indeed. And in these times such self determination and autonomous ambitions may lead the intrepid and aspiring to great glory.

A local company that exemplifies these principles of independence and autonomy is SGR Audio from Melbourne, Australia. In a relatively short time this father-and-son company of principals Harry and Stuart Ralston has gone from producing extraordinarily well-engineered active loudspeakers now expanded to two lines to its own line of solid-state amplifiers, a proprietary custom software all-in-one plug’n’play media player about to be launched and finally a SOTA audio equipment support system, the latter the subject of today's report.

In each of these product lines and categories most of the metal and chassis work, CNC machining, circuit board solder baths etc. have been brought in-house into a modern and immaculately maintained factory which the company is quickly and steadily expanding into and already nearing filling up. To this writer’s knowledge this level of in-house manufacturing, design control and quality of facilities is at present unique in our domestic audio industry.