Brian Kahn’s Reference Audiophile Grade AV System

Brian Kahn's Reference AV System
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Brian Kahn has been an audiophile since his teenage years. His first components came from the now defunct Vector Research and he has been hooked on listening to good music through a nice stereo ever since. In the early 1990’s Brian was into car audio and competed in that circuit while he was in college and could not setup a proper home stereo. Brian started reviewing audio gear in the mid-1990’s for He has reviewed audio/video gear for several publications and has been a repeat featured guest on television news to discuss gear and related issues. 

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Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Source Components

• Oppo UDP-203 Universal DVD-Audio/SACD/Blu-ray Player
• Marantz ND-8006 Network Streamer
• Oppo BDP-95 Disc Player
Marantz TT-15S1 Turntable
• Roku Ultra Streaming Device
• Amazon Firestick Streaming Device
PS Audio DirectStream DAC
• DirecTV HR24 Satellite TV Receiver

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile-Grade Preamps/Receivers

• Marantz AV-8805 AV Preamp
• Denon AVR-X4400H AV Receiver
• McIntosh C-500 Tube-based Stereo Preamp

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Power Amps

• Krell Theater Amplifier Standard 5-Channel Amp
• Krell FBI Integrated Amp
• McIntosh MC-501 Stereo Power Amp
• McIntosh MM8077 7-Channel Amp
• Russound MCA Distribution Amp

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Loudspeakers

Revel F328BE Floorstanding Speakers
• Revel C426Be Center Channel Speaker
• Revel W783 Surround Speakers
RBH Sound SVTR Active Loudspeaker System
• (various) MartinLogan Landscape Speakers 
(2x) SVS PB4000 Powered Subwoofers
SVS Micro 3000 Subwoofer
• Paradigm Defiance V10 Subwoofer

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Headphones

Ultimate Ears UE Pro Capitol Records Remastered
• Sennheiser HD-1, HD-2, HD-3 Wireless Circumaural Headphones
Bowers & Wilkins P7 MK2 Wireless Circumaural Headphones
• Etymotic Research ES4SR In-Ear Monitors 
• Astell & Kern Kann Kube Portable Audio Device
• Cleer Next Circumaural Headphones
• Mr. Speakers Aeon Closed Back Headphones

Brian Kahn’s Video Display Devices

• Sony 65-inch OLED
• LG 55-inch LG OLED
• JVC NX-7 Front Video Projector
• Stewart Filmscreen Studiotek 100 Video Screen

Brian Kahn’s Network and Smart Home Devices

• Araknis Network Switch
• Eero Pro 6+

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Racks and Stands

• Middle Atlantic Slim 5 Series Equipment Rack
• (various) Billy Bags stands

Brian Kahn’s Audiophile Acoustical Treatments

• (various) Vicoustic acoustical treatments