the audio analyst© Episode 78: Musician & Reviewer, Dr. Michael Bump

Today’s conversation is with yet another audio friend, one I met when he joined the masthead at Enjoy the Music. Today you’ll meet Dr. Michael R. Bump, a musician, composer, and Professor of Music for approaching forty years. And he is an audio equipment reviewer! Think about what his experience as a musician, composer, and teacher may bring to the skill sets of a reviewer!

Dr. Bumps Current Reference System

Digital Source: Esoteric K-03 Super Audio CD player
Analog Source: VPI Scoutmaster Signature/JWM arm w/ Dynavector XV-1s cart)
Preamp: VAC Signature mkII SE with phonostage
Amplifier: VAC Statement 450S iQ
Speakers: Von Schweikert Audio Endeavor Special Edition
Subwoofer: Velodyne DD10+
Cables: JPS Aluminata power cords & interconnects (XLR & RCA), WyWires Platinum (phono), Silversmith Fidelium Speaker cables
Power Conditioning: Audience adeptResponse aR6-T4 (w/ Audience frontRow power cord)
Support: Daedalus Audio Isolation footers, Gingko Cloud 11, Butcher Block Acoustics Isolation Platform, Furutech NCF Cable Boosters, Nitty Gritty 2.5Fi LP Cleaner

Dr. Michael R. Bump’s Truman State University Staff Page

Audience adeptResponse aR6-T4 Passive Power Conditioner 4/21

Von Schweikert Audio Endeavor Special Edition 5/22

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