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blownfuse 's Me likey-likey my system System
Last Update: September 06, 2001 at 11:52:24 IP Address:
Amplifier: Aragon 8008BB
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research LS3-B w/ Remote Option
Speakers: Thiel CS 1.5
CD Player/DAC: California Audio Labs Icon Mk II without HDCD upgrade
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Goertz MI-2 speaker cables

Tara Labs Reference Gen 2 Interconnects

Unbalanced CD to Preamp

Balanced Preamp to Amp

Room Comments/Treatments: A tiny one bedroom appartment in the SF Bay Area creates nightmareish accoustic problems. A large soft couch sits close to the right speaker while bookcases sit farther to the left of the left speaker. The soundstage is seriously lopsided to the right and begs for a better room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Vocal performances swing heavily towards female performers in all areas.

System Goals/Comments: .
System Strengths: Bass articulation and tightness is seriously impressive even in the apartment. Timber and tonal balance is just on the warm side and perfect for my ears.
System Weaknesses: Thiels are know for pin-point imaging and time coherency. I would love to hear that if it weren't for my room! Sounstage is restricted on the left while right side extends deeply.
Video/HT System: None
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Old Yamaha 590 DSP Surround reciever not hooked up. Only used as a video switch.

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