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HiFiOd 's slowly evolving towards less (simplicity) System
IP Address: 107.181.21.98 Last Update: January 28, 2016 at 09:37:08
Amplifier: Korneff 45 clone
and a Fi X 2A3 Stereo Amplifier w/ Magnequest iron,
Jena Labs power chords
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Emotive Erato
Speakers: Lowther Alerions w/ DX-65 drivers
Linn Sizmik
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony SACD 777ES, NBS power cord, Audiomod superclock and Richard Kern's transport caps upgrade, Mac mini >Wavelength Brick V.3(24/96)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 301, restored by Loricraft w/
Jelco 750 LB 12" tonearm &
Denon Dl-110 and Ortofon 2M red, blue
4" high CLD baltic plywood plinth.
Wright Sound custom phono preamp AG-1000
DIY Altec Peerless 4722 SUT
Other Source(s): Apple Macmini to Wavelength Brick
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas SE speaker Cable, NBS Monitor IV interconnects, Silver Audio, Jena Labs, Kimber Silver-streak & Hero, Silver Audio Power cord, Mapleshade USB
NBS Monitor IV Power chord
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Equi+Tech- Son of Q w/ Jenna Power Chords
PS Audio Ultimate Outlet for sub
Jena cryo wall outlet
Tweaks: rollerbocks jr under the SACD and the amp, aurios, under preamp, Walker Hi Def Links
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 12 x 12
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpet, lamps, furniture, pictures on the walls, curtains, toys...
+ dirty city building power
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 70's Dead on the web, Jazz, Roots, Dub, Roots Reggae, Classical (romantic, baroque + ancient, not much after Mahler), 50's to 70's latin, ambient, electronica
from Europe,
some country, some blues
both; digital and vinyl
System Goals/Comments: clarity, musicality, presence, wholosity, drama, rythm, information retrieval,tonal accuracy complexity, neuance
System Strengths: fluid, open, musical, dynamic, tonal accuracy, detailed, rythm + pacing,
System Weaknesses: Highs could be more extended but I cant hear much above 15 khz, the furniture is probably the limiting condition, also transparancy to the point of ruthlessness with bad recordings, Not as engaging as a $100K Shindo but then, what is?

could be quieter, need to improve the AC quality,
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 42 Viera
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD 3020d integrated, PC, Audioquest Carbon USB, 4tc speaker cable
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers = surprisingly good sound and imaging in the near field/desktop situation
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Cain & Cain Abbies
Comments on HT System: secondary, more forgiving
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My girls.
Biking, photography, Architecture, Travel, Art, Design, History.

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