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daveyf's Sonus Faber Guarneri system System
IP Address: 66.75.253.88 Last Update: August 29, 2016 at 23:16:20
Amplifier: Jeff Rowland Model 8T with choke/transimpedance power supply and mod top. Jeff custom modded grounding.
Audio Research D-70 Mk11 65 watt/ch tube amp w.SED 6550c's and NOS GE 6fq7's/ jj 6922's
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): CAT Signature with rolled in GE long plates and Russian Rocket tubes. Mullard NOS 7003's..chassis modded with tex screws.
Speakers: Sonus Faber Guarneri Hommage.. last pair imported into the US!
REL T5 Subwoofer
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Philips CD80 transport/EAD DAC 7000mk3
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12 Radikal D/Cirkus Kore, Tramp 2 w. WTA Black special arm (one piece)
and Benz Ruby 2 w.van den hul cabling
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nordost Frey bi-wire and Nordost Tyr ic and phono cable.Harmonic Tech Platinum Digital connect 1mtr, Nordost Red Dawn 11 Bi-wire speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Grand Prix Monaco amp stand,Zoethecus amp stand, Sound Anchor rack stand, TG audio
power conditioner strip, Target audio CD stand.
Tweaks: Harmonix Footers, Townsend Seismic sink under table,
Cable Elevators
Real Traps Mondo and Mini Traps. 20amp dedicated line with upgraded 400 amp cable to transformer at street.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 10 x 15
Room Comments/Treatments: Real Traps Mondo Traps and Mini Traps. Mondo Traps behind speakers for bass trapping.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All music except RAP.
System Goals/Comments: getting close to nirvana! No real bottom end, BUT in this room it isn't possible anyhow.
System Strengths: Imageing, depth and midrange/treble purity, pure magic
System Weaknesses: The rooms TOO small..:0(
BUT with acoustic room treatments and the REL T5 Sub, we're getting there.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Pioneer Plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onyko NR818 7ch.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): REL T5 Sub for video HT. B&W 600's for surround and center channel.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blu-ray
Other HT Gear: Audioquest Sub cable
Comments on HT System: I am VERY happy
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Blues guitar player.. Fender Tele and Fender EC Strat.. for acoustic Taylor 810.. ( NOW that is what hi-end really sounds like) ( No system I have ever heard even holds a candle to the Taylor in dynamics or anything else for that matter!)

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