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jsm71's Scott's listening room System
IP Address: Last Update: July 01, 2019 at 06:36:58
Amplifier: Linear Tube Audio ZOTL40 - Basic design by David Berning, built, modified, and distributed by LTA under Patent approval by David Berning
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Linear Tube Audio MZ2 preamp.
Speakers: JansZen Valentina (zA2.1) hybrid electrostatics and a pair of Rythmik G12 subwoofers.
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA-8004
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1200G. Lyra Delos and Audio Technica ART9 cartridges mated to Bob's Devices Sky Cinemag 20 SUT. Phono stage is Don Sachs built unit based on Vacuum Tube Audio's PH-16 circuit, with upgraded parts and wooden case.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cables are a mix of Cerious Technologies and Morrow. Cerious Technologies Graphene Matrix speaker cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Quintet Power Center. Rack is VTI RGR Series 4-Shelf. Amp rack is VTI
Tweaks: The Technics TT sits on a 2 1/4" Boos block platform with Isoblock pads under the block. Herbies Tenderfeet under all other components.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17' x 13' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: Gik bass traps in the front corners. Vicoustic DC2 and GIK Q7D diffusors
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, blues, non-head-banging Rock, and classical. I prefer live recordings if available and vinyl over digital.
System Goals/Comments: I want the sound to be as sonically accurate and transparent as possible while also having an organic feel. I also want the most impressive soundstage that my room can permit.
System Strengths: ESL virtures: Superior transparency, clarity, and realism. 3D soundstage. All tube electronics provide that organic sound. The LTA amp and preammp pairing is amazing. My room is very well managed. Output from the system is scaled well for the room size.
System Weaknesses: None that I can detect in my current room. Adding the pair of Rythmik subs completed the "big" sound I craved.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung 65" SHDTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD T 765 A/V Surround Sound Receiver - 80 watts x 7 channels. Two zones.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Thiel CS3 fronts, Thiel PowerPoint surrounds, Thiel PowerPlane in-wall center, Velodyne Servo 15" powered sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blu-ray DVD player. Pre-3D model.
Other HT Gear: NAD IPod docking station. Full Wii setup.
Comments on HT System: Thiels are great for surround systems. The NAD amp section sounds better than most receivers, drives 4 ohm speakes well, and has held up for everyday use.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cycling, Golf, Automobiles, Photography, Single malt Scotch

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