|exlibris's 954 System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: November 05, 2015 at 06:07:35|
|Amplifier:||Thomas Mayer 45 SE Amplifier with NOS globe RCA tubes|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Audio Note (UK) M6 Phono|
|Speakers:||Audio Note AN-E/SPe HE|
|CD Player/DAC:||Micro Seiki CD-M2|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Tonearm: Airtangent 1b|
Turntable: Reed Muse 3C
Cartridge: London Decca Reference
Tone Arm Cable: Kondo Audio Note Japan AN-KSL
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Interconnects: Crimson|
Speaker Cables: Crimson bi-wire
Power cords: Volex 17504
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Mechanical Isolation: Minus K BM-1 Vibration Isolation Platform for the turntable.|
Mechanical Isolation: Stein Super Naturals Signature feet under all components and the speaker stands.
Mechanical Isolation: custom maple block used as a rack.
|Tweaks:||Record-cleaning: Keith Monks, The Archivist.|
Stein Speaker Match Signature.
Entreq Silver Tellus grounding system with Siltech Zero Ohm Link cables.
Stein Harmonizer system.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||24 x 14 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Steinmusic Harmonizer system:|
Three pairs of Harmonizers;
5 Blue Diamonds;
4 Black Stones.
Room Treatment: SteinMusic E-Pads
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock. Post-rock. Singer-songwriter.|
|System Goals/Comments:||The two primary goals for my system are, in order:|
1. a presentation that is natural and conveys the emotional element of the music.
2. creating an almost magical, "they are simply here in my room," reality.
|System Strengths:||Emotion, immediacy, intimacy, size of soundscape out into the room.|
|System Weaknesses:||needs more attack and authority on drum hits.|
needs more room-energizing low frequency energy.
needs to sound bigger, more powerful, and more immersive.
|Video/HT System: None|