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|Metralla's usa bedroom System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: October 18, 2009 at 13:02:49|
|Amplifier:||Arcam Alpha 10 with TG Audio Lab HSR-I Squared Gen II power cord|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Jean-Marie Reynaud Twin Mk.3 on 22" Sound Anchor three-post stands|
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony SCD-XA777ES SACD modified by Ric Schultz (EVS). Multichannel capability disabled, 2 of the three DAC boards removed, fully-balanced custom output stage, single pole filter, AC input modified, power switch disabled, headphone amp disabled, Superclock II plus Superclock power supply. Heavy duty Belden power cord.|
I fitted a new optical block in June 2009.
|Other Source(s):||In storage: |
Arcam Alpha 9 CD player
Sony SCD-C333ES SACD player
Paradigm MiniMonitor v2 bookshelf speakers
Speaker cables: 4' DIY silver foil 99.99% pure, 1.25" wide, 0.008" thick. Low inductance construction using 0.002" Teflon film separating positive and negative foils, adhesive-backed foam compression layer on the outside, double-wrapped in opposing directions with wide Teflon tape, no connectors.
Interconnects: DIY 24ga. 99.999% silver wire in Teflon tubes. 2 for each of signal and return, loosely braided, Eichmann Express Bullet Plugs.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||10' Tara Labs Space and Time Phase II speaker cables. |
Coincident CST interconnects (XLR to RCA).
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Four cinder blocks with two boards and a few dabs of BluTack - solid.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||15 x 13 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Apartment bedroom. Thick carpet|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||female vocal, classic rock, jazz|
|System Goals/Comments:||So I can listen to music in bed|
|System Strengths:||See goals|
|System Weaknesses:||Gee - plenty. But it's fun.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|URL Link: http://www.geocities.com/ghtoz|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Solution architect designing and implementing Cisco VoIP contact centers for Hewlett Packard.|