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bjrichman's Main Listening System System
Last Update: May 28, 2001 at 12:14:00 IP Address:
Amplifier: Conrad Johnson Premier 11A - 70 watts/channel(Svetlana Output tubes)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad Johnson PV 12 with integrated phono stage (with Mullard tubes)
Speakers: Martin Logan CLS II full range electrostatics
CD Player/DAC: California Audio Labs Delta CD Player
California Audio Labs Alpha DAC (with Mullard tubes)
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Aries with VPI JMW 10" Arm and Grado Reference Cartridge and VPI Power Line Conditioner (PLC)
Other Source(s): Carver TX-11 FM Tuner, Sony & Nakamichi Casette Decks
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Phono Cable - Straight Wire Maestro
Speaker Cables - Straight Wire Encore
Interconnects - All are Straight Wire Encore except for Straight Wire Balanced Digital Link for DAC
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VPI PLC (power conditioner & speed regulator for TT); VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine; Disc Doctor Record Cleaning system; LAST Stylus Cleaner; Disc Doctor Stylus Cleaner
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 ft. x 16 ft. x 10 ft.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Very Eclectic, but tend to favor acoustic folk music, classical and soft rock
System Goals/Comments: Would like a little more low end impact - and will consider a subwoofer eventually. Also planning to upgrade tubes from 6550C's to KT 90 Type III for somewhat greater power.
System Strengths: Extremely realistic, very coherent sound. Excellent imnaging and large soundstage.
Among the better panels I've ever heard - I'm a big electrostatic fan and these fill the bill!

System Weaknesses: Dynamics could be better - Plan to upgrade tubes to somewhat deal with this problem.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 50" Mitsubishi Rear Projection Set.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Same as above.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Same as above.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony VCR.
Comments on HT System: Adequate for my purposes. Only used when a music special is on - plays through main system.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Clinical Psychologist. Avid record (vinyl) collector.

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