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Shinto's 2 channel/HT hybrid System
IP Address: 198.206.219.39 Last Update: May 28, 2016 at 00:05:37
Amplifier: Pass Labs X5
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Proceed avp2
Speakers: Dynaudio Contour T2.5
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: California Audio Labs CLD-10 Transport for redbook

Theta Generation VA DAC (Balanced)

Oppo Digital DV-983H for SACD / DVD-A (stereo outputs only)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Oracle Delphi Mk.III+
- Mk.V bearing
- Mk.V acrylic mat
- Mk.V Delrin suspension towers
- Rega RB-700 w/ JA Michell Tecnoweight
- Delrin armboard
- Dynavector 10x4 mk II cart

Table sits on spikes and an isolation shelf

Pass Labs DIY Pearl phono stage w/ custom machined XONO style faceplate
Other Source(s): Nakamichi CR-4A Cassette

Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speakers:
Transparent MusicWave Plus (mains)
Kimber 4PR (center)
UltraLink 16-2 inwall with Transparent networks (surround & rears)

Interconnects:
Transparent MusicLink Plus (Phono stage to avp2)
Zu Crux Balanced XLR (DAC to avp2, avp2 to amp)
Transparent The Link 200(SVHS to avp2)
Transparent Premium 75 Ohm Digital(DVD to avp2)
Madrigal AES/EBU (CD Transport to DAC)
Transparent Premium 75 Ohm Link (CD Transport to avp2)
UltraLink Subsonix to sub
DIY Belden 89259 w/ Canare F10 all other IC's

Power:
Transparent PowerLink Plus on DAC & CD transport
Transparent PowerLink Super XL on avp2 & phono stage
Tranparent PowerLink Reference on amp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Transparent Powerbank Ultra
Transparent Powerbank 2
Salamander Synergy 40/20 rack
Philips Pronto TSU1000 remote controls everything
Magnum Dynalab ST-2 Antenna in attic
Tweaks: Custom Mark Levinson style RED multi-segment display on the avp2

Pass & Seymour 5252 outlets

Custom JL Acoustic isolation platforms (like Symposium) set in 1/2' angle iron frames and used as shelves for turntable and CD/DVD transports

CD transport and DVD player on JL Acoustic Rollerblocks (stainless cup and tungsten ball) and have blu-tack around oscillator cans

Powerbank Ultra sitting on 6" granite tile
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' x 20' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Mains pulled forward from AV equipment and image really well.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Very eclectic -- everything except rap/hip hop. Jazz, blues, pop, rock, classical, 80's pop, country... Prefer female vocals: Jewel, Norah Jones, Adele, Diana Krall, Grace Potter, ZZ Ward, etc.
System Goals/Comments: Primarily a HT setup, but had to sound good for music as well. Actually ended up being a much better 2 channel system...
System Strengths: Great soundstage, very neutral, holographic imaging.
System Weaknesses: I think I've hit the point of diminishing returns.

No HDMI switching, so at some point I may have to find a replacement for the otherwise superb avp2 pre/pro.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba 61A61 TheaterView CRT rear projection. 61 inches of pure 4:3 standard definition lovin! No stretched and distorted, grainy, glary, pixelized, over-saturated, widescreen junk! Just a nice, clean, soft, film-like picture (as it should be...) Calibrated within an inch of its life for perfect color and convergence (81 pt from the service menu), Avia Guide to Home Theater DVD and Datacolor Spyder3 TV used for color calibration.

(I swear everyone's suddenly gone blind with the "Hi Def" c**p... It's done for video what early CD playback did for music!)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: (see above)+ Proceed cvp2 for component switching

Onkyo M-282 powers rear channels in 7.1 system
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Dynaudio Contour T2.1 Center

Dynaudio Audience 40 surrounds

B&W CWM650 inwall rears

B&W ASW1000 Sub

New room prewired with B&W CWM800s in ceiling for future ATMOS
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo Digital DV-983H DVD Player

TiVo Premiere XL

Netgear Digital Entertainer Express EVA9100 fed via gigabit ethernet from 9 TB NAS

Mitsubishi SVHS
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Electronics engineer and avid audiophile.

When not listening or watching movies, I enjoy politically incorrect activities including competitive pistol shooting and restoring muscle cars...

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