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noncondition's Main system System
IP Address: 83.51.200.211 Last Update: December 01, 2019 at 06:16:22
Amplifier: Nagra PMA, solid state, 200 w/8 Ω monoblock powerstages
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Nagra PL-L, two box, hybrid, 12AX7s ( x 2 )/12AU7 tube complement, ACPS PSU, line preamplifier
Speakers: Acuhorn Rosso Superiore175 Superleggera
w/ optional Siltech G7 silver internal cabling & WBT Nextgen connectors, 1 way, 99 dB SPL/4 Ω comp. dipole, horn floorstanding speakers
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: EMM Labs CDSD SACD transport
EMM Labs DAC6 2/6 channel DSD DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Turntable:
Pluto Audio Model 12A Standard
belt drive, one motor and one fly-wheel, ceramic subchassis, stainless steel built plat, copper plat and carbon mat, battery PSU powered; built by dutch analogue artisan Eddy Driessen ( improved with the optional fly-wheel, over the portfolio model ) turntable
Pluto Audio Clamp Standard RVS, 0,4 Kgrs. stainless steel turntable clamp
Moerch DP-8 9 " tonearm
Van den Hul The Colibri XPG LW MC cartridge

Phono preamplifier tweaks:
Harmonix Line Enacom mark2 RF filter
Acoustic Revive FCS-8 noise filter ( x 4 )

Phono & line preamplifiers tweaks:
Cardas Audio Signature Series RCA caps ( x 12 )

Analogue system additional gear:
Clearaudio Level Gauge high precision bubble level ( x 2 )
KAB Electro Acoustics Speedstrobe
Pluto Audio Speedstrobe

Record cleaner:
Audiorevita Pr1 ultrasonic cleaner machine

Phono stage:
Plinius Koru, one box, solid state, phono preamplifier
Other Source(s): McIntosh MR85 analogue tuner
used w/ Van den Hul The Name Antenna cable
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables:
Vitus Audio Andromeda

Interconnect cables:
Nordost Valhalla Reference
EmmLabs Optilink
Transparent Musiclink Reference XL
Van den Hul MC Silver IT
Kimber Kable Select KS1011, Select KS1111
Clearaudio Sixstream
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power signal treatment:
Ayre L-5xe line filter
The Gryphon Powerzone power distributor
Vibex One 6Rh power distributor ( x 2 )

Powercords:
Cardas Golden Reference ( x 2 )
Kimber PK-14 Powerkord - EMM Labs courtesy - ( x 2 )
Siltech Classic Anniversary SPX-300

Racks:
Dedicated and custom-to-made hifi racks ( x 5 )
Tweaks: Cable isolation:
Precision Audio Cable Elevators ( x 8 )

Components isolation:
Artesania Audio dampers ( x 4, different weight models )
Artesania Audio antiresonating stands ( x 3 )
Artesania Audio isolation tuning feet/discus set ( x 3 )

Room Size (LxWxH): 24 ft x 15 ft x 8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustic treatment:
Auralex Acoustics T'fusor 3D Sound Diffusor, diffusion wall panels
Auralex Acoustics Studiofoam DST, absorption wall panels
Artesania Audio custom-to-made absorption ceiling panels.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost all genres but rap: zarzuela, opera - belcantiste, veriste, baroque -, ancient - medieve, renaissance, early baroque -, symphonic, chamber, contemporary, rock - progressive, psychodelic -, jazz - vocal -, electronic, folk, bossanova, tango & others.

I own 1675 records; 50 % classical, 50 % other genres; 1050 cd/sacd; 425 lp/single; 200 bd/dvd/dvda; also 2300 digital albums library.
System Goals/Comments: System focused in voice reproduction excellence. Opera and other vocal genres are played most of listening time.
System Strengths: Holography, transparency and superb midrange.
System Weaknesses: Acoustical response of the - no-dedicated - listening room. Some problems to solve with bass frequencies.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sim2 Domino Crystal Cube HD DLP projector
Stewart Filmscreen Cima series 100" screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Parasound Halo C2 Dolby Digital/DTS surround processor
Parasound Halo A52 multichannel powerstage, 5 x 225 w/4 Ω
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Chario Constellation Phoenix center speaker, 2 ways, 90 dB SPL/4 Ω
Chario Constellation Ursa Major rear speakers, 4 ways, 91 dB SPL/4 Ω
James Loudspeakers Cinema 15 subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Linn Unidisk SC DVD player
Pioneer BDP-LX91 bluray player
Other HT Gear: Speakers cables:
Kimber Select KS3033 - center -
Nordost Leif White Lightning - rear -

Interconnect cables:
Atlas Mavros S/PDIF
MIT Avt1 S/PDIF
Audioquest Pearl HDMI
JPS Labs Superconductor FX series, Ultraconductor II series ( x 3 )

Powercords:
Shunyata Python Helix Alpha
Vibex Anniversary Power Cord
MIT Shotgun AC-1
XLO Reference 3 Type 10
Parasound stock detachable powercord

Other gear:
Artesania Audio power distributor
Artesania Audio ceiling bracket A-1 - modded -
Walker Audio Valid Points Standard Kit
Comments on HT System: HT system for movies & concerts. I use to hear stereo system much more.
URL Link: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vdone&1260052232&read&keyw&zzchario
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cinema; classic and contemporary sci-fi movies.
Art; painting and sculpture devote.
Motor; classic spanish XXth century cars.
Chess; competition retired player.
Comics; Herge's Tintin first edition comics collector.
Wine aficionado.

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