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BBeck 's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: February 24, 2018 at 15:51:10
Amplifier: Two Audio Research D-250 Mk II Servo amps, modified by me, in a vertical bi-amp arrangement (1000 total watts as needed for Apogees);
Other/backup: two HK Citation IIs;
DIY amps
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research PH-7 phono preamp, Audio Research LS-5 MkII line stage, Audio Research MCP-33 tube moving coil pre-preamp, Audio Research SP-10 Mk II, Abbingdon Music Research AMR DP-777 SE tube line stage (included in DAC);
DIY tube preamps and crossovers
Speakers: Apogee Full Range (original) ribbon speakers
Apogee Divas ribbon speakers (with modded DAX crossover)
Quad ESL-63s with custom sub-woofers;
Fulton J Modulars;
various box speakers;
CD Player/DAC: Abbingdon Music Research AMR DP-777 SE tube DAC;
Various mainstream digital devices
Turntable/Phono Stage: Micro Seiki RX-5000 with custom 50-lb. stainless platter and CU-180 copper mat;
Micro Seiki RX-1500 with two vacuum platters;
Kyocera PL-910 ceramic;
Simply Physics Dark Star
Arms: Tri-Planar VII UII, Fulton, SME 3012R and 3012 Series II, Micro Seiki 505;
Carts: Dynavector XV-1S, Fulton RS-1, Denon DL-103, conical Shure V15 Type III-G
Other Source(s): Marantz Model 10B tuner
Crown FM-2 tuner, heavily modified
Crown CX-822 tape machine, upgraded by Chuck Ziska
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Symo, AudioQuest, Fulton, this and that
Room Size (LxWxH): 29 x 19 x 12
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All, except mindless pop and whiny country. Oh yeah, I don't get rap either...
System Goals/Comments: System should sound like live music, not a hi-fi.
System Strengths: Much of the majesty of the real thing
System Weaknesses: Too complex and not "green" enough for Al Gore
Video/HT System: Integrated
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Music (of course), bicycling, sports shooting, traveling, healthy living

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