Pure Music – Bowers & Wilkins 805D3 – Pass Labs – Bryston – Metrum Acoustics

Some images do not require any textual clarification. The only thing they need is music! Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely, because in our opinion, it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: Bowers & Wilkins 805D3, connected to our reference system! So: Pass Labs XP12, Bryston 4B SST3, Metrum Acoustics Pavane and Ambre. Filtering from Isotek (Titan EVO3) and Kemp (PowerStrip 8plus) and cables from Audioquest (Oak and NRG1000) and Grimm (TPM). Some advice: put on good headphones for the best results.

The system:

  • Bowers & Wilkins 805D3
  • Pass Labs XP-12
  • Bryston 4B SST3
  • Metrum Acoustics Pavane (L2)
  • Metrum Acoustics Ambre streamer (ROON)
  • Audioquest Oak speaker cable
  • Audioquest NRG1000 power cables
  • Grimm TPM signal cables (XLR)
  • Isotek Titan EVO3
  • Kemp PowerStrip 8plus

Recording equipment:

  • Red TF5 microphones (matched pair)
  • Grace M108 microphone pre-amp
  • Benchmark AD16 ad-converter
  • Grimm TPR cables


  • Eelke Kleijn – Order of the Night
  • Lorde – Royals
  • Radiohead – I Will
  • Steven Wilson – Perfect Life
  • Jacques Loussier Trio – Little Fuge in G Minor
  • Sage Francis – Gunz Yo

Check out our Tidal Playlist here.

Sample Video – Bowers & Wilkins 805D3


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