|robss's 'Main System Now' as of 2-15-17 System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: February 15, 2017 at 13:31:23|
|Amplifier:||Simaudio Moon 600i (int. amp.) - 120 watts or so/8 O., 240 W./4 O..|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None in this system.|
|Speakers:||JansZen Valentina floor standing speakers|
|CD Player/DAC:||1) Simaudio Moon Supernova (CD)|
2) modified (Allen Wright's TFL mod) Sony XA5400es player (for SACD use)
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Nottingham Horizon SE with lots of upgrades. Dynavector DV20x LO cart., and P-75 Mk III Phono Stage. In another system.|
|Other Source(s):||none in this system|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Power cords (3): Shunyata Alpha HC, wall to Triton, Alpha HC Triton to int. amp., and Alpha Digital to digital source.|
Shunyata Python Zitron Speaker Cables.
Shunyata Python Zitron ICs (XLR)- balanced system.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Power conditioner: Shunyata Triton v.2.|
Rack: Solidsteel 5.4 w/ Mich. Maple Block shelves dampened with DynaMat Extreme and Herbie's isolation products; all 4 posts are filled with Star Sound metal particle filler. Stock spikes replaced with StillPoints Ultra SS feet coupled with Ultra Bases. No dedicated circuit for AC yet.
|Tweaks:||Outlet: 1 Oyaide R1 duplex. Shunyata DFSS cable products used.|
Stock spikes of Moon components replaced w/ Stillpoints Ultra SS or Ultra Mini feet. Furutech fuses in 600i and the Sony 5400. Skakti Stone used on 5400. Speakers use Stillpoints Ultra SS feet w/UltraBases.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||27 x 12-14 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||2 sets of a pair of RealTraps - 2 on front wall, 2 on side wall at first point of reflection. Solid 3/4" red oak floors with oriental rug with thick dense pad. Typical 1/2" drywall walls. Speakers are on short wall and are for 'nearfield' use.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Unfortunately, just about all as a "music lover" unwashed. I am less adventurous with contemporary music however as I am still catching up with the music I missed in the last 6 decades (ie, jazz now remastered and on SACD).|
|System Goals/Comments:||Neutrality. Detail. Resolution. Truth, with Beauty. Low heat output and energy use.|
|System Strengths:||See above system goals. Very resolving stereo system relative to any other system I have had prior. Very listenable. Very engrossing.|
|System Weaknesses:||Not the most kind 'tilt' on older, less ideal recordings. Me: my hearing is deteriorating (rampant tinnitus).|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||[All very low key and of little importance to comment about.]|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Besides music: Motown music and cultural history...bicycling...nature (birds and flora)...the nature of mankind (what makes us human). Occupation: on hold due to medical conditions. Trying to use music as therapy - and pray for better days ahead.|