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sbrians's Primary. System
IP Address: 99.46.90.131 Last Update: February 21, 2016 at 23:06:40
Amplifier: Channel Islands D-200s X 2 on bottom, Anthem Amp 2 SE on top
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad Johnson PV10BL w/ sandbag sitting on circuit board and Herbie's dampers on tubes.
Speakers: Magnepan 3.3s w/ 2 Ohm thick film tweeter resistors & custom KMF active 2-way crossover crossed @ ~500Hz. Reaction Audio Gamma 18 sub driven from Oppo only used when listening to some movies.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony S7000 as CD transport; Metrum Acoustics Octave, mk 1.
Oppo BDP-83 for movies or SACDs.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable w/ Goldring 1042 cartridge and Parasound phono preamp.
Other Source(s): Direct TV box.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow MA3s and an MA4. Zcable passion 12' biwired shotgunned to woofer, Transparent MusicWave to mid/high speaker cable. Transparent digital from the Sony and Lifatec fiber from sat. radio.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 10ga circuits (5). Salamander Architype 7.0.
Plus another stand w/ concrete tile on top for turntable base.
Tweaks: Sandbags on top of most items; essential for Metrum DAC and CJ preamp. Cork between fins of Anthem heat sinks. ERS cloth in various places.
Room Size (LxWxH): 27 x 16 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Cotton insulation on back wall (behind speakers).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 70s pop/rock, jazz, classical; anything good or the best of a category. Native American, Mozart, Telemann, Bjork, etc.
System Goals/Comments: To enjoy the music.
System Strengths: Clear, realistic, and enjoyable. Active Xover and NOS DAC significantly increased the realism, dynamics and greatly reduced the need to turn these speaker up loud.
System Weaknesses: With very loud bass, amp or speakers clip; cannot play taiko drums at realistic levels (very few could, I think). But now, w/ the Gamma 18, I could when player from the Oppo.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic 65" plasma.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD 312 amp section; driven straight from the Oppo.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Magnepan MMGs in rear; no center.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-83, HD DVR Digital cable box.
Other HT Gear: Radio Shack gold ICs to rear amp, DH Labs w/ Nordost bananas to rear speakers.
Comments on HT System: Sound is great.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hammerhead sled.

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