|Shep's ShepSongs System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: December 21, 2018 at 18:28:56|
|Amplifier:||Ayre V5 XE|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Ayre K1 XE w/phono stage|
|Speakers:||Pure Audio Project Horn 1with Leonidas cross-over|
Adire Audio Rava sub-woofer
|CD Player/DAC:||Oppo UHP-203 universal disc player;|
PS Audio Direct Stream Jr. DAC
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||1. VPI Prime Signature Rosewood w/10" Fatboy gimbal tonearm.|
Ortofon Windfeld Ti MC cartridge.
2. Empire 208 with Jelco 750D Tonearm & Audio Technica AT-33 PTG MC Cartridge.
3. Kenwood KD-500 DD Turntable w/Rega RB300, Cardas re-wire & Michell counterweight;
Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood MM Cartridge w/Soundsmith Level 2 re-tip.
Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle II and Cornet III phono preamps.
|Other Source(s):||SonicTransporter i7 DSP running Roon core;|
Roon & Tidal streaming
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Audioquest Cobra XLR Interconnects|
Tellurium Q Black Speaker Cable
Audio Sensibility interconnect from Pre to Amp
Audioquest power cords
Silver Audio BNC digital cable
Wire World Starlight USB
Neutral Cable Passion I USB
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||PS Audio Dectet power conditioner|
SolidSteel Audio Rack;
Target wall mount turntable shelf;
Dedicated 20 amp AC line for amplifier and seperate dedicated line for rest of system components.
|Tweaks:||Boston Audio Design TT Matt 1;|
Boston Audio Design TuneBlocks;
Neuance support shelf for DAC:
Black Diamond Racing cones; IsoAcoustic Gaia III feet on speakers; Vibrapods. Herbie's Audio Lab turntable mat & damping materials
|Room Size (LxWxH):||23' x 15' x 10'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Dedicated listening room in converted, detached garage. All corners 45 degrees. All equipment (except amplifiers & speakers) located on the right side wall.|
DIY room treatment for front wall, all ceiling corners and first reflection locations.
Seperate media storage area at entry to listening room.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classic jazz; Singer/Songwriter; Indie; Popular music from 60s thru current; R&R that I grew up listening to.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Communicate emotion of music.|
|System Strengths:||Bench press 250 lbs. 18 reps!!!|
|System Weaknesses:||The room....always the room.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||53" Samsung 4K TV|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Onkyo TX-NR737 Receiver|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Parts Express center and ceiling speakers.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony UHP-H1 4K Blu-Ray Player|
SqueezeBox using Roon for streaming audio
|Comments on HT System:||Pretty decent for video; not so much for audio.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Golf, UGA sports, reading.|