Today, 30 year audiophile (and one of the two guys that got me into the hobby) Matt Rockwell and I sit down for a chat in his house in Boulder.  When I met Matt, he had a $300k+ system.  Now, a few years later, he’s “pared it down” to a simple $36k system.  I know that sounds like a lot, but this was a fascinating conversation about audio, art, gear, and the true essence of the hobby.

Note…Matt speaks quite softly, so I’ve done my best with the audio.

Here’s Matt’s current system:

Speakers: Green Mountian Audio

Subwoofer: Rel

Integrated Amp: Jeff Rowland

DAC: http: Aesthetix Pandora with Signature Upgrade //
Digital Source: Custom Ubuntu 18.04 Linux, Real-Time Kernel.  Running Roon/Tidal and JRiver Media Player
Headphones: Speaker Man – Ether :
Interconnects (RCA and XLR: Audo Magic Liquid-Air :
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