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jeronimo's The Twins System
IP Address: Last Update: November 22, 2018 at 22:08:27
Amplifier: Ayre V-5xe

Replaces: Rogue Audio Zeus (Tubes: V1: Tung-Sol 12ax7 reissue
V2-V3: RCA Clear Top 12au7 V4-V9: EH KT88)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Aesthetix Janus Signature

(Standard Tubes)
Speakers: - Vandersteen 3A Signature

- 2x Vandersteen 2WQ

- Vandersteen 5-HP SE High Pass Filters
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA11-S3 SACD player
Turntable/Phono Stage: - Transrotor Orfeo Doppio (25/25/80)/ TMD (Magnet coupled self-oiling bearing) / 3 Motors + Filtering Power Supply

- SME 3500 Arm (magnesium SME 309 with SME V internal silver wiring and SME V bearings)

- Jan Allaerts MC1B-MkII

- MC stage in Aesthetix Janus Signature Pre-amp (56 DB Gain; 125 Ohm load)
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: - Silver Audio Silver Breeze Phono IC
- SACD/CD to Pre: HGA Silver Lace with LOK Silverpoint RCA
old: Bear Labs Silver Lightning

- Pre-to-Power: HGA Silver Lace with XLR

- HGA X32 solid silver bi-wire speaker cable with Rhodium over Silver Plated Spades

Power Cables: WireWorld Silver Electra to Power, Pre and SACD. All three into wall socket.

- Audioquest VideoZ cables for digital interconnects
- El-cheapo silver plated copper between amp and 2WQ's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): - VPI HW-17F Record Cleaning Machine
- Spider Racks
- Solid Tech Table of Silence Corian. Filled with silver sand. Rock Solid!
Tweaks: Audioprism CD Stoplight ( Green CD Pen ). Effect varies: big difference on some CD's less on others. Often sibilance vanishes.

Master Base (http://www.dynamic-solutions.nl/tweaks/sub2.htm)

Impressive under both CD player and pre-amp.
Room Size (LxWxH): 6.2m x 4.5m x 3.0m
Room Comments/Treatments: All Wood walls
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock / Classical Music and Jazz

Tom Waits / Led Zep / Nirvana / Doors / Zappa / Kate Bush / Ricky Lee Jones / Sixties / Pink Floyd /etc / Miles Davis / Stanley Clarke / Sonny Rollins etc.
System Goals/Comments: Introduce SACD player..

I changed from SE Mosfets to Rogue Zeus in 150W Triode mode. This amp is what I have been looking for for a very long time. The Vandersteen speakers have finally come to life. Also the timing of the system is wonderful again and I get sucked into the music and cannot stop listening, not can I keep my feet still, nor can anyone else who comes to listen, not even my mom.

The addition of Homegrown Silver Cables has left me speechless: such effortlessness! It is as if those cables aren't really there. The sense of presence is uncanny sometimes..

Silver is not, repeat NOT bright!

I should have left SE a long time ago: Truly beautiful but ultimately uninvolving...

Introduce New filters + Net Cables

Just introduced the Aesthetix Janus Preamp. Still breaking it in. But it is already absolutely breathtaking so it stayed after the home audition
System Strengths: Very alive and natural system. The Transrotor Orfeo is a great turntable. The upgrade to 3 motors and especially the TMD (Transrotor Magnetic Drive) really put it in a much higher league.
System Weaknesses: Power Cables need to be improved to give the Zeus some extra juice..
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Pioneer Plasma KRP600A
Sources (DVD/VCR): Apple TV 3 + DVDO Edge Green for reconstructing 1080p/24 from 1080p/60 Netflix.

Samsung UDP-K8500 4K Blu-ray player + streaming

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