|JoshT's Livingroom Two in One System System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: August 17, 2018 at 23:45:19|
|Amplifier:||Conrad Johnson MF2250 power amp. Using it with the Rogue Audio preamp for 2 channel music playback.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Rogue Audio RP-5|
|Speakers:||Dynaudio Focus 160s (on Dynaudio Stand4 stands)|
Rel T7 subwoofers (2)
|CD Player/DAC:||Simaudio Moon 280D with Mind2 Module connected by ethernet to Roon Nucleus and to Rogue RP-5 by RCA interconnects.|
Oppo BDP-105D for spinning discs, with analog outputs to Rogue preamp for 2 channel music.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI Scout, JMW-9 and Dynavector DV20x2L|
Internal phono stage in Rogue preamp set to 60db gain and 230 ohm resistance loading.
|Other Source(s):||Roon Nucleus streaming to Moon 280D.|
(Also see HT components listed below).
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||VPI Phono Cable Series 2 from turntable to preamp|
Siltech Mx London from Moon 280D and Oppo to preamp and from from preamp to power amp
Kubala Sosna Anticipation speaker cables.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Salamander rack|
|Tweaks:||Herbies Square Fat Dots between Focus 160s and speaker stands|
Auralex Isotone platform under turntable.
Auralex SubDude2 platforms under subwoofers.
Stands filled with sand
|Room Size (LxWxH):||22 x 16 x 10|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||No treatments. Room size is guess work as it's an open floor plan condo. Typical livingroom furniture; window treatments; hard wood floor covered by oriental rug.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||American Jazz (mostly 1950s and 1960s), Classical, Blues, Funk, Latin Jazz, Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Rap/Hip Hop (from most listened to least listened)|
|System Goals/Comments:||I want a dynamic system that sounds open, detailed and, most of all, musical. I also wanted both a true 2 channel system with no processor in the circuit and a gutsy HT system at the flip of a switch. Overall I'm very happy with the sound and the integration of the two systems.|
|System Strengths:||Pretty close to perfect for me after about 20 years of evolution. Huge, beefy and dynamic when called for, and yet subtle and refined and natural as well. Blah, blah, blah, etc.|
|System Weaknesses:||Can be difficult to get seamless subwoofer integration for all music. Tricky music includes pieces by Morphine, Beck and Cowboy Junkies, for example, that are intentionally bass heavy. But the Auralex SubDude platforms have really helped in that regard.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Samsung 65 inch LCD|
CJ MF2250 driving L and R main speakers for HT
Rotel 985 MKII 100 watts x 5 for center and rear surrounds only
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Dynaudio Focus 160s, Dynaudio Focus 210c and Klipsch KS-6s with Rel T7 subwoofers.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Oppo BDP-105D for all types of video discs.|
AppleTV for YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies, etc.
LG multil-zone Bluray DVD player for our collection of Korean DVDs.
Xfinity (Comcast) X1 cable box.
|Other HT Gear:||Siltech Mx London, Monster M850i and Custom House Baracuda and Benchmark interconnects (some Monster digital cable for AC3 and DTS -- don't remember and don't care which). Not sure what the speaker cable is for the center speaker and rear surrounds (provided by installer).|
|Comments on HT System:||Love it. The Krell Foundation is amazing, both for videos and my few multichannel music discs. The little Rel T7s are beasts for HT!|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Russian language, literature and history. 1960s Fords. Current events. Korean culture and food. Therapeutic approaches to the treatment of rare diseases. Semi-retired, but work part time as the General Counsel for the Jain Foundation.|