Paul Wilson’s Reference Audiophile System

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Paul Wilson first developed an interest in high performance audio 49 years ago in 1972 at the age of 14. After hearing an all McIntosh system, the transistor radio he was using for music suddenly became unacceptable. When his Father refused to provide the unheard of sum of $30,000 for a stereo system, he set about working to obtain his own. That first system, while ever so humble, did provide quite a few years of enjoyment. Throughout the intervening years, Wilson has seen many different iterations of audio components in both solid state and tubed equipment, digital and analog, integrated and separate components, budget priced and very expensive products as well. In  2013, Wilson became a weekly contributor for and also did equipment reviews for the then sister web site, Both of those associations ended in 2020 shortly after the sale of the publications by Luxury Publishing Group Inc. to JRW Publishing in December of 2019.

Paul is one of two founders of the Carolina Audio Society and maintains the group’s web site. He has been an ambassador for the high end culture and has conducted introductory audio classes at dealer locations. He regularly holds listening sessions to introduce non-audiophile listeners to something better. Wilson looks forward to bringing this passion for music and technology to younger and more diverse audiences at going forward. 

Paul Wilson' Audiophile System
Paul Wilson’ Audiophile System from the listener’s chair

Music Server:                    Laufer Teknik (Mark Porzilli Designed) Memory Player 64 (32 Core)

DAC:                                     Esoteric D-02 Fully Balanced Dual Mono DAC

CD Player:                          Rotel CD11 Tribute

Turntable:                          VPI Classic Signature w/ Piano Black Gloss Finish

Tonearm:                           VPI JMW 3D Printed Tonearm

Cartridges:                       Ortofon MC Verismo MC Cartridge

                                          Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation MC Cartridge

Phono Stage:        VTL TP 6.5 Balanced Dual Mono Reference

Preamp:                            T+A  P3100 HV Dual Mono Preamplifier (review)

Amplification:                T+A  A3000 HV Dual Mono Stereo Amplifier (review)

Speakers:                       Laufer Teknik (Mark Porzilli Designed) The Notes

Subwoofers:                  (2) REL Acoustics G1 Mark II (review)

AC Power                        AudioQuest Niagara 7000 (review)

Cables                               (Various High-end Nordost)

Room Treatments          (Various GIK Acoustics)

Paul Wilson's Audiophile System
Here’s the view looking back at the listening position in Paul Wilson’s audiophilesystem\

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