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tgibbs's HRT/Luminous/Zu/Rel Balanced Nirvana System
IP Address: 99.16.249.81 Last Update: September 06, 2015 at 19:16:45
Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-1L Class A Monoblocks, Emotiva XPA-2 stereo amplifier (300/500 wpc 8/4 ohms)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Luminous Audio Axiom Passive Pre (Balanced/Caddock); Acurus RL-11 preamplifier; Rolls Bellari Phono Pre w/Sovtek 12AX7LPS tube
Speakers: Zu Audio Omens (97dB/W); REL T1 Sub; Heavily modded Magnepan MMGs w/Custom Peter Gunn Crossovers (90dB/W), Definitive Technologies Powerfield 1500 Sub
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: HRT Music Streamer HD (running 24/192 w/HRT's custom USB Audio 2.0 PC Driver); Audioquest Dragonfly; Centrance DACPort LX; HRT Music Streamer II+; Schitt Modi; Sony BDPs-780
Turntable/Phono Stage: Modded Rega P2 table with Michell Technoweight, Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge, also Ortofon 2M Mono cartridge
Other Source(s): Custom built and optimized for music HTPC running Windows 7 Professional; AMD-based with 16GB RAM, Sandisk Solid State Boot Drive, 2TB WD Storage Drive; Seagate 2TB External Drive; Running JRiver Media Center 20
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: MG Audio Planus II Speaker Cables; DH Labs; Monoprice Balanced; Blue Jeans Cable; Monster; Audioquest; Custom
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Target Amp Racks; Dedicated AC line with Hubbell Outlets, Emotiva CMX-2 Power Conditioner
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 13.5 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC Tube Traps/GIK Acoustics Bass Traps/Custom
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Prog Rock, Seventies, Eighties, Folk, Classical, Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Something approaching the Absolute Sound within my limited budget
System Strengths: HRT Streamer HD/Luminous Audio Axiom/Zu Omen/REL T1 combo running in balanced mode has magnificent synergy
System Weaknesses: Need bigger room
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Epson 8350 1080p
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mirage
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDPs-780 BluRay
Other HT Gear: Draper High Contrast Projection Screen (108")

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