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JoshT's Snow Bird System
IP Address: Last Update: May 24, 2017 at 23:54:28
Amplifier: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II (tube integrated)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Currently rotate between Q Acoustics 3020s and Cambridge Sound Works Model 6s. The next upgrade in the system's evolution.
CD Player/DAC: Music Hall 25.3 DAC with tube output stage. Stream from MacBook Pro to Apple Express connected by Toslink cable to DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL 1301 with vintage AT13ea or Shure M97xe

Internal phono stage in Rogue integrated amp
Other Source(s): Nakamichi Cassette Deck.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Blue Jeans Cable Company speaker cables.

Siltech London cables from DAC to integrated amp

Monster "somethings" from cassette deck to integrated amp.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): See in main system description.
System Goals/Comments: See in main system description.
System Strengths: Really nice tube sound but with . . . guts! Also, the Rogue has a decent built in ss headphone amp, so it's a great system for listening to LPs late into the night.
System Weaknesses: Speakers. The Q Accoustics shoot above their price level, but are really more oriented to a table top system or at least a smaller room. The CSWs have a nice, rich vintage sound, but certainly are limited. Also, it's a bedroom, so the speaker placement is a bit compromised.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Russian language, literature and history. 1960s Fords. Current events. Korean culture and food. Vintage watches (though not actively collecting anymore). Semi-retired, but work part time as the General Counsel for the Jain Foundation, which focuses o

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