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kh6idf's System
IP Address: Last Update: October 16, 2019 at 09:56:31
Amplifier: Linn LK280 (recapped)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Linn Kairn
Speakers: Focal Sopra No. 3
CD Player/DAC: Sony NS500V / Behringer DEQ2496 (DAC)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega Planar 2 w/motor upgrade, RB300 arm, Tangospinner VHL bearing sleeve, ceramic bearing, Canaro subplatter & brass pulley, dual silicone belts. Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
Other Source(s): Denon HEOS Link streamer (Qobuz, Pandora, internet radio, ripped CD's on USB drive)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Radio Shack 12 GA speaker cable with Cardas spades / Linn bananas.

Grimm TPR (DAC to preamp), Audioquest Golden Gate (SACD to preamp), Linn (preamp to amp)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Behringer DEQ2496 used as DAC
Behringer SRC2496 Sample Rate Converter
Furman PL-8 series II power conditioner
Tweaks: DEQ2496 is fed by 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. Double French doors left open when listening
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Acoustic, Choral
System Goals/Comments: Aiming for natural realism, coherent and well balanced sound.
System Strengths: Transparent, full range sound. Good but not excessive bass. Apparently the Sopra 3 WILL work in a small room if it has openings to a larger space.
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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