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|Dr Z's Living Room System|
|IP Address: 220.127.116.11||Last Update: February 24, 2010 at 07:51:47|
|Amplifier:||Conrad Johnson Premier 11A , Now with RCA 6550a, tungsol 6cg7 and rca black 5751.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Conrad Johnson PV12, Shrink tube on all tubes.|
Mullard 12ax7 in phono, rca 5751, rca clear top 12au7 in line. The mullard box plates ( CV4003) 12au7's sucked! To microphonic. every pair I tried, NOS from big deal sellers.
|Speakers:||Merlin VSM SE W/BAM|
|CD Player/DAC:||CJ df2|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Linn LP 12 /Ittok/Vahalla/ Lyra Helikon thru |
Audio note trans 476(AN-S3)
|Other Source(s):||Audionote silver step up tranny|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Stealth silver ribbon|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Tripplite Isobar.|
|Tweaks:||Put the TT, CD and Preamp on 1/4 plate Glass sitting on 3/4" Bubble wrap.|
sounds best with system positioned diagonally
in the room.
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Bear rugs on walls / Overstuffed leather couch and chairs|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Blues, Classic rock, Jazz|
|System Goals/Comments:||To sound real, to hear every nuance. I am a professional musician. My music collection is my teacher|
|System Strengths:||Sounds like a fine Musical instrument|
|System Weaknesses:||speakers fussy about placement to get real bass. I am a bass player and it must sound real and feel good. In the past I've had to utilize subs, but with proper room placement and treatment(see bear skins)the bass is excellent|
|Video/HT System: None|