I have been thinking about this for some time now. It would be really cool to build an audiophile system built solely with components from local manufacturers. So, I will start us off with my perfect system built from manufacturers in my home town of Minneapolis, MN and hope others post their best system. The one piece that doesn't need to be local is the computer because options are so limited for those people who don't build their own. Also, don't let it stop you if you are missing one piece of equipment because no local manufacturer makes one. Just branch out a little further. The term local is somewhat relative. Also, this is not a race to see who can build the most expensive system, just build the best system. What that means is up to you. Add your own personal / local flair to this. Which brings me to another purpose of this post. I think there are way too many audiophile components out there that we have never heard of or have never seen reviewed in any of the popular magazines. This should give us a chance to span the globe looking for great audiophile components without leaving the house and without waiting for a magazine to review the piece. If the equipment that comprises your system is popular and has been reviewed before that is OK too. There are really no harsh rules around here, just use common sense. If you prefer to keep your physical location to yourself, just pick somewhere on the globe and build the best computer audiophile system you can. I will kick it off here and open a forum topic for us to keep going. This should be really interesting. Here is the link to post your ideal local system .
My version of the best local computer based audiophile system:
DAC: Bel Canto e.One Dac3 (Minneapolis, MN)
Pre Amp: Audio Research Reference 3 (Plymouth, MN)
Amp: Atma-Sphere MA-1 Mk.III Monoblocks (St. Paul, MN)
Music: Stereophile Recordings of Cantus (Northfield, MN)
Speakers: Magnapan MG 20.1 (White Bear Lake, MN)
Cables: NBS Cable Omega Extreme / Statement IV (St. louis Park, MN)
Computer: MacBook Pro with iTunes 7.4.2(because of version 7.5 issues).
This is the best local computer audiophile system I can come up with. I look forward to seeing what others come up with!
Link to post your ideal local system .