Ben Shyman's Associated Equipment



Ben Shyman is an AV reviewer based in New York City who published his first review on AVRev.com in 2004. His specialty is bookshelf speakers, audiophile electronics, HD-audio-based source components, and more. He fully embraces the digital future of music, including streaming audio, and believes in high-end elegance and simplicity in constructing AV systems. His interest in audio/video gear began in the late 1980s when he worked as a salesman for a regional AV retail outlet in northern New Jersey, selling brands such as Adcom, Sony, Bose, Sunfire, Nakamichi, and Pioneer.

He is an accomplished professional sports photographer who's worked for several NFL teams over the past 10 years and is also an avid triathlete who regularly participates in half-ironman distance races. Ben earned his undergraduate degree in history from SUNY Binghamton (home of McIntosh Labs) in 1992 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School in 1996.

Audio System:
Classe CP-800 preamplifier
Pass Labs XA30.8 amplifier
First Watt SIT-2 amplifier
Focal Spora No 1 speakers (electric orange)
Wireworld Cables (Starlight 7 audio/video/digital and Platinum USB)
Mac Mini 4GB running Audirvana
Synology NAS, 4 bay, 12 TB
Richard Gray's Power Company 1200s

Video System:
Oppo Digital BDP-95 Blu-ray Player
LG B6 65-inch OLED UHD TV
Roku Ultra streaming media player
Verizon set-top box

Room Treatments:
Acoustimac 1" thick 3'x2' panels (8 panels)
Acoustimac 6" thick 4' bass traps (2 traps)

Ben-Shyman-System-1.jpg


  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Latest Reviewers + Staff

Oct 12
Garry Margolis' Associated Equipment Garry Margolis is the former president of the Audio Engineering Society, a Harman executive at JBL, a record engineer and...
Garry Margolis' Associated Equipment

Oct 12
Darryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment Darryl Wilkinson is the editor at large at Sound + Vision Magazine currently although he did do some writing work...
Darryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment

Oct 12
David Ranada's Associated Equipment David Ranada is the former editor of Sound + Vision magazine who also worked for Stereo Review back in the...
David Ranada's Associated Equipment

Oct 12
Daryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment Daryl Wilkinson is the editor at large at Sound + Vision Magazine currently although he did do some writing work...
Daryl Wilkinson's Associated Equipment

Oct 12
Anthony Wright's Associated Equipment Anthony Wright was a writer on HomeTheaterReview.com who specializes in loudspeaker reviews. He reviewed speakers from DynAudio, JBL, MarkAudio-CESTI and...
Anthony Wright's Associated Equipment