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Bob Bales's Bob Bales main System
Last Update: May 30, 2002 at 09:51:22 IP Address:
Amplifier: Audio Note Neiro 2A3 duel mono
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): AN M7silver phono only head amp
Speakers: Carfrae Big Horns
CD Player/DAC: Accuphase DP70V used as transport. Sugden Bijou system
Turntable/Phono Stage: Voyd ref TT, cyalene arm AN Io ltd, M7 head amp AN7 step up.
Other Source(s): sugden bijou tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: ANVz I/Cs, AN Spa silver speaker cable, JPS digital ic
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Audiosource mains block, JPS Kaptivator mains leads. Townsend sink racks for monos, Copulare with sink on top for TT.
Tweaks: DIY accoustic treatment on wall behind speakers
Room Size (LxWxH): 19ft x 14ft x 8ft
Room Comments/Treatments: furnishings etc. Next thing to check out is room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Brass bands, jazz, classic, nearly anything.
System Goals/Comments: Hear the music not the kit. I like short signal path.
System Strengths: All music sounds very good. Nearly all second hand or ex demo. Not heard anything as good - yet. Vinyl much better than cd. Cd still sounds better than current SACDs. Very fast with full size 3D imaging on smaller enembles.
System Weaknesses: Cost. The sound stops me going to work unless I'm tough on myself!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panosonic 36 ws
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Arcam 10s with DAVE unit
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Kef 100, kef 1s and 2s ref, rel
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba DVD, JVC SVHS.
Other HT Gear: digital vidio cam and editing (now nicked by son!)
Comments on HT System: Very nice, arcam a bit low powered for bigger kefs on films, but hifi has stopped me watching!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Sport, self employed fencing coach.

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