The Editor's Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment that John E. Johnson, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief) utilizes at the main office in Redwood City, California, for reviewing products.

Lab 1:

OPPO BDP-95 Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

JVC HR-DVS3U Digital (DV) and S-VHS VCR

Classé CP-800 Stereo Preamplifier

Classé SSP-800 Surround Sound Processor

Classé CA-5200 Five-Channel Power Amplifier (200 Watts per Channel)

Paradigm P2 Stereo Power Amplifier

Audio Control Phase Coupled Activator (Sub-Harmonic Generator)

Threshold ES-500 Full Range Electrostatic Speakers (Front left/right)

Paradigm Reference Signature C5 Center Channel Speaker

Final Sound Rear Surround Electrostatic Speakers

Three Velodyne DD-18+ Subwoofers

Wireworld, Emotiva, Marc Audio, Nordost Interconnects, Video Cables, and Speaker Cables

Panasonic PT-DW5000U Single-Panel 16:9 720p DLP Digital Projector

90" (Diagonal) Stewart Grayhawk Projection Screen

PS Audio P1200 AC Regenerator (Line Conditioner)



Lab 2:

OPPO BDP-95 Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

Lamm LL1 Pure Class A Triode Tube Preamplifier

Pass Labs XP-20 Stereo Preamplifier

Balanced Audio Technology VK-5i Pure Class A Triode Stereo Preamplifier (Fully Balanced)

Anthem Statement D2v SSP

Two Classé CA-M600 Monoblock Power Amplifiers (600 Watts/Each)

Two Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblock Power Amplifiers (500 Watts/Each)

Two Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock Power Amplifiers (1,000 Watts/Each)

Balanced Audio Technology VK-500 Solid State Stereo Power Amplifier (Fully Balanced) (250 Watts per Channel)

Carver Platinum Mark IV Ribbon Speakers

Carver Silver Mark IV Ribbon Speakers

Two Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2 Subwoofers

Wireworld, Emotiva, Marc Audio, Nordost Cables

PS Audio P500 AC Regenerator (Line Conditioner)

Custom Build Computer for Audio Analysis

Accupel HDG-3000 Digital Color Signal Generator (1080i capable), Component Video and DVI Output

ColorFacts Pro Video Test and Calibration Software, Version 6.0, Spyder Sensor

SpectraPlus Audio Analysis Software

Audio Precision SYS-2722 (Measurement Instrument)

Staco 3PN2210B-DVM 22 Ampere Variable Transformer (for adjusting line voltage to 120 volts during amplifier power output tests)



Lab 3:

OPPO BDP-105 Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

Classé CDP-10 CD Player

NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC

Balanced Audio Technology VK-5i Pure Class A Triode Preamplifier (Fully Balanced)

Balanced Audio VK-75SE Triode Two-Channel Power Amplifier (Fully Balanced) (75 Watts per Channel)

Magnepan Magneplanar MG1.7 Full-Range Planar-Magnetic Speakers

SVS SB12-Plus Subwoofer

Wireworld, Emotiva, Marc Audio, Nordost Cables

Furman Model II Reference Balanced AC Supply