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Seadog 's Life is a Beach System
IP Address: 174.106.64.13 Last Update: February 25, 2012 at 04:19:03
Amplifier: 4 x Channel Island Audio D-200 Monoblocks for bi-amplification of VR4SR Mk III speakers
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS Mark II
Speakers: 2 x Von Schweikert VR4SR MarkIII - Lt Oak finish
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Modified Integra Music Server with external Channel Island Audio VDA MkII 24 bit DAC; VAC 1 High Current Power Supply for DAC
[Photo posted in VA: Life is a Beach Stereo]
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Aires 2 Extended:
JMW 12.7i Arm with Valhalla wire,
JMW 12.5 Arm with BritAudio Cardas rewire + Cardas Signature Clips,
Graham Cobalt Blue Viscous Dampening Fluid,
25 lb SuperPlatter,
SDS Synchronous Drive System,
ttWeights Super Heavy 3.3 pound Clamp,
ttWeights 675 gram Nickel Clad Copper Periphery Ring,
HRX Mini Feet, Single Motor/Flywheel,
Jasmine LP-2.0SE MM/MC Phono Preamplifier,
Bobís Devices Limited Edition Blue Series 1134 SUT, Bob's Devices Signature CineMag (red) SUT, Rick Cullen (Cullen Circuits) Signature Modified PS Audio GCPH [SOLD],
TimberNation Tigerwood TT shelf - wall mount,Ginkgo Dust Cover.

[Photo posted VA: Life is a Beach Stereo - Analog End]
Other Source(s): Cartridges: Kostsu Urushi Sky Blue 0.4mv, Koetsu Urushi Vermillion 0.2mv, Cardas/Benz Cu Myrtle Heart 0.3mv, VDH Colibri XGM 0.22mv, SoundSmith Crystal Ruby cantilever/nude contour stylus modified Adcom SXC-VDH 2.45mv, SoundSmith modified Zu Denon DL-103r (Grade 2) with Crystal Ruby cantilever/nude contour stylus 0.3mv

FM Tuner: Mangum DynaLab MD-90T
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Harmonic Technology interconnects & speaker cable except: AudioQuest Diamondback fitted with Cardas SRCA run TT to SUT, SUT to phono section, & phono section to preamp. Now using the new Bob's Devices Interconnects - WOW!
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio P-1000; 3 dedicated/independent 20 amp AC lines with orange hospital grade receptacles + 2 dedicated/independent 15 amp lines. All AC power cables are PS Audio 7,10,& 12 gauge xStream Premier SC.
Tweaks: VPI HW-27 Typhoon using RRL/MoFi solutions
Room Comments/Treatments: I have a nice sofa and some BackSaver chairs, an antique coffee table that belonged to my late Mother, and Shiloh the 94lb Golden Retriever who has made a career out of sleeping on a round tartan LL Bean bed...he could have gone pro, but decided to stay with me.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Beatles to Blues - Now Jazz (still learning)
System Goals/Comments: good sound
System Strengths: big
System Weaknesses: amps - Need to move to Class A McIntosh MC602 pair for bi-amplification; Speakers need to be Wilson Audio Watt/Puppy 8 or Sasha w/p
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 60" TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: who cares - it's tv OK SamSung 55" LED Smart TV
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): unimportant - 3 channel
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Blu-Ray thing
Other HT Gear: I have a Time/Warner DVR HD cable box - Paula says that Kathee Lee & Hoda look fine on it.
Comments on HT System: I watch Mad Men, basketball, Julia Child & Company & The French Chef re-runs, movies from NetFlix, golf during nap time, etc. Paula watches NFL especially Green Bay.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Sailing, drinking Analog Bob' single malt Scotch, wine, golf, reading, walking on the beach, horses, women in short skirts

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