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nationalbar's Music Room System
IP Address: 24.193.91.197 Last Update: June 26, 2019 at 03:45:59
Amplifier: Speakers are active.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): "The Truth" (zero gain).
Re-chassised in HiFi 2000 rack mount chassis.
KILO dial/knobs for input, balance and volume.

Speakers: MAIN SPEAKERS:

Ocean Way Audio HR 3.5 (horn) studio monitors, tri-amped with Ocean Way A-4100 amps.

Monitors mounted on custom Sound Anchors 5.5" base/ stands.

Speaker positioning via Wilson "WASP"

DISTRIBUTED SUBWOOFER ARRAY:

4 x Rythmik F25 subwoofers in asymmetrical "swarm" configuration. 50hz to 20hz.

MiniDSP 4 x 10HD to EQ the DSA

Total system measured FR: -2dB at 20 hz and 22 khz.

Sources:
CD Player/DAC: TASCAM CD-500B
Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: TURNTABLE: Technics SL-1000R

HEADSHELL: Acoustical Systems arche headshell

Armtube wrapped with 3M Damping tape

KAB TD-1000 Tonearm Fluid Damping System

PICKUP: Decca/London Reference

RECORD MAT: EAR Isodamp SD125/Clearaudio Harmonicer

AC CORD: EMC Eupen NA201

RECORD WEIGHT: Pathe Wings Fusion 470


PHONO PREAMP:

Transcendent Phono Preamp, upgraded with V-Caps.
Re-chassised in HiFi 2000 rack mount chassis.

CARTRIDGE SET UP & LOADING PARAMETERS:

VTF: 1.98g
SRA/VTA: 90 degrees
ANTI-SKATE: 0.4
OFFSET & OVERHANG ALIGNMENT via SMARTractor: Loefgren A
AZIMUTH: 50/50 via Fozgometer

PHONO PREAMP LOADING:
15k ohms via TX2575 resistors

GAIN: 52db

CAPACITANCE: 220pf
Other Source(s): Bluesound Node 2, for radio & streaming,
into the Mytek DAC.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Grimm TPR interconnects, with Xhadow RCA's, XLR's and Phoenix connectors.
Sommer Elephant speaker cables with Neutrik SpeakON connectors. (Included with speakers.)

EMC Eupen NA201 power cords and
DIY Power cords

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Sterling Modular Versa II tilt rack for electronics.

Minus K WS-4 w/ BM-8 for turntable.
DIY power distribution units.

Tweaks: P&S 8300 WMRI ac receptacles
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 18 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Rugs. Drapes. Wall hangings.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 90% Classical & Opera. 10% Jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Live, "in-the-room" realism.
System Strengths: Goal achieved. Breathtaking realism. Easily clarifies dense, complex orchestral music and Opera. Utterly effortless.
System Weaknesses: WAF=0.00
OK so it looks like an industrial science experiment. So sue me..
Video/HT System: None

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