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Travis's Bebop and Mahler System
IP Address: 98.142.48.47 Last Update: November 21, 2018 at 17:38:37
Amplifier: GemTune GS-01 8WPC w/ a pair of EL34B, tube rectified (274b), McIntosh MC-2505 for rear speakers, 240 watt plate amp wired in mono to drive the subs.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Akitia PR-101 w/ mm phono stage, headphone amp
Speakers: Tekton Lore, AudioKinesis SWARM V.1

Micron mini-monitors for rears (dynaquaded)

Boston Acoustics A-40 (re-foamed woofers) for back up.

Grado SR325is, woodied plus G-Cushions, BeyerDynamic DT660, Sennheiser HD-414 Signature, Grado SR60e
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Peachtree DacIT (1st version). HHb BurnIT Plus 830 for burning/playback.
Most playback is from JVC XL-Z1010 used as a transport. Also have a JVC XL-Z1050 for back-up. Tascam CD-RW900SL for burning/playback.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega RP6 with Groovetracer 130 gram counterweight, Reference sub-platter, Delrin platter and record weight, white belt upgrade, Ortofon 2M Black, MM phono stage built into the Akitika, Phoenix Eagle/RoadRunner.
Other Source(s): Nakamichi BX300 stereo audio cassette recorder/player

Polk XMRadio component tuner.



Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: I have some.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 15 amp line. Dedicated 20 amp 240V line for equipment I no longer own. This room has it's own breaker box. Wood rack w/ casters made by Sonlife (from
the 80's). Target turntable shelf (the old, good kind) bolted to the staggered stud construction behind the double sheet rocked wall. Tate Blanchard's 'Ultrasonic' four shelf, four footed rack, with lead filled supports and blue illuminated(!) acrylic shelves.

Nitty Gritty Mini-Pro RCM in black.
Tweaks: Weller and water, wonderful.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' x 11.5' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: This room with bath is separate from the main house. Purpose built double sheet rocked staggered stud construction on concrete slab covered with composite fake wood flooring. Double insulated curtains hang in front of 2 sets of windows. Rug, stuffed sleeper sofa with lots of CDs and rekkids shelved for dispersion purposes. :^)

Mitsubishi Ductless A/C. Nice and quiet.

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, acoustic and beyond, all Classical including Opera, a little guitar-hero stuff, space music. BTW, I am a HUGE Hammond B-3 fan. JOEY D!!!!!!
System Goals/Comments: Pleasure.

The Rega RP6 has re-ignited interest in my vinyl collection plus new releases. Lots of fun.
System Strengths: Mega sub bass to 25Hz blends in nicely with the Tektons.
System Weaknesses: Of course there are.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sharp 42" LCD (in the main house)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: None
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): ZVOX
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVD
Other HT Gear: DirecTV
Comments on HT System: It serves.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Going to live classical concerts.

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