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|Egil's (Not So) Entry-level on a (Growing) Budget System||
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|Last Update: July 03, 2005 at 22:50:47||IP Address: 184.108.40.206|
|Amplifier:||Rega Mira (original model)|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Naim Credo (2000 model- thus 2nd generation)|
|CD Player/DAC:||NAD C 520 as transport with Bel Canto DAC 1 (connected with Harmonic Technology Cyber-Link Copper coaxial digital interconnect)|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cables: Harmonic Technology Melody Line 12|
Interconnects: Harmonic Technology Cyber-Link Copper from CDP/transport to DAC. Harmonic Technology Truth-Link from DAC to amp. The HT cables all seem to synergize nicely!
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):|
Creek OBH-11 headphone amp (connected with Qnect 1 interconnects), used with Sony MDR-V600 and Grado SR-60 headphones.
|Tweaks:||Heavy wood cutting board on top of CDP for mass loading/stabilization.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Got ourselves a townhouse- with a pretty good listening setup on the long wall- speakers are far enough apart, good seating- heaven!|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Alternative rock, folk rock, pop (NOT top 40), jazz.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Goal: Musical enjoyment, feeling of visiting with the musicians. With the final piece in place- the Naim Credos- I think we have a setup that will make us happy for a long, long time. The synergy of the Rega Mira and the Credos is quite something- great all-around musicality. The detail of the Bel Canto DAC really comes into its own.|
|System Strengths:||Rhythm and musical pace, 'toe-tapping' quality, reasonably natural vocals and bass extension for size of speakers. Very dead background, music flows naturally from it. Feeling of 'place' is quite impressive on recordings with open feel.|
|System Weaknesses:||Nothing major unless you're quite picky- no extreme low bass (but the room would likely be hard to condition for that, anyway), limited soundstage depth.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Hiking, running, volunteer work @ local humane society (training shelter dogs), soccer.|