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kh6idf's Linn/Magnepan/Sony/Behringer System
IP Address: 98.195.102.49 Last Update: February 04, 2017 at 10:24:38
Amplifier: Linn LK280
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Linn Kairn
Speakers: Magnepan SMGc, modified crossovers (Sonicap/Mundorf).

Audio Pro B240 subwoofer

Stax SRS 2050II "earspeaker" system.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony NS500V / Behringer DEQ2496 (DAC)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega Planar 2 w/motor upgrade and RB300 arm. Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
Other Source(s): Denon HEOS Link streamer
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster Cable (speaker cable)

Blue Jeans LC-1 (interconnects)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Behringer DEQ2496 digital auto-equalizer.
Behringer SRC2496 Sample Rate Converter (also used as A/D converter).
Furman PL-8 series II power conditioner
Tweaks: Room correction with DEQ2496, fed by SRC2496. Optical toslink connection between SRC and DEQ.
Optical into SRC from CD, analog into SRC from preamp tape out for SACD and phono. Digital coaxial between HEOS Link and SRC2496.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 11' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Large skylight opening in ceiling adds more volume to the room. Acoustic wedge foam placed around sides and back of speakers.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Acoustic, Choral
System Goals/Comments: Aiming for natural realism, coherent and well balanced sound. With the recent addition of a Linn Kairn preamp (replaced LK1) and Blue Jeans LC-1 cables I believe I'm there.
System Strengths: Good performance on vocal and acoustic instruments. Actually good performance all around since the crossover mods and adding the SRC2496/DEQ2496 and Kairn.
System Weaknesses: Room is small. Requires placing speakers diagonally in one corner. Small 1-person listening position.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Other hobbies: Astronomy, Amateur radio. Occupation: Electrical Engineer (retired)

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