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Traddles's Main System
IP Address: 80.223.187.51 Last Update: December 30, 2015 at 00:47:03
Amplifier: Hollow state: Marantz Model 9, McIntosh MC275.
Solid state: GAS Ampzilla II, Marantz Model 15, Quad 303, Hitachi HMA-7500, Behringer A500, Adcom GFA-555 Mk II.
Receivers: Tandberg Huldra 10, Tandberg TR 1010.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Hollow state: Marantz Model 7, McIntosh C22.
Solid state: Marantz Model 7T, Quad 33, Hitachi HCA-8300, NAD C 165BEE.
Speakers: Speakers: KEF 104aB, LS3/5a + AB1.
Headphones: Beyer DT-880 with homebrew crossfeed circuit.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Philips CDC751, Oppo BDP-105EU.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD126 Mk. III with SME 3009/III, Lenco L75, Garrard 401 with three arms (SME 3500-12", Hadcock GH 242 SE & Rega/OL RB250) in homebrew plinth. An assortment of cartridges. Homebrew phono stage, Sowter transformers.
Other Source(s): FM tuners: Kenwood KT-7500, NAD 4020A, Pioneer F-9, Pioneer F-91, Sony ST-SA5ES, Quad FM3, McIntosh MR78, Kenwood KT-5020L, Kenwood KT-990SDL, Marantz 10B, Sony ST-SE700, Sony ST-S700ES, Pioneer TX-9800, Kenwood KT-815, Sony ST-5130, Sansui TU-919, Sony ST-S707ES.
Internet radio tuner: Tangent Quattro.
DRM tuner: Himalaya DRM 2009.
AM tuners: RACAL RA.1772, JRC NRD-535D, AOR AR7030+, Drake R8B, Eddystone EB35.
4-channel decoders: Sansui QS-1, Sony SQD-2020.
Cassette deck: TEAC V-450X.
Other: Roland C-20, Yamaha P-90.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Lamp cord/RG-174.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Homebrew racks & speaker stands.
Tweaks: None.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 18' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Bookshelves (with books, LP's & CD's) line the walls.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly classical. Some jazz, some blues, and some pop/rock.
System Goals/Comments: Good sound without breaking the bank (applies only to the solid-state gear).
System Strengths: Good sound without breaking the bank (applies only to the solid-state gear).
System Weaknesses: The tuner section might perhaps be improved by adding a Collins Audio Products DeLuxe AM/FM tuner... ;-)
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung UE55ES7005.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Satellite receivers: SAB Sky 4700 HD, SAB Sky 4900 FTASC HD.
Two dishes: Triax TD-110DL & TD-88DL.
Two rotators: Stab USALS HH120.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Samsung HW-F751 2.1
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD player: Oppo DV-980H
BD player: Sony BDP-S350
VCR: Sony SLV-E130
Comments on HT System: With a live satellite HD transmission, the image quality is superb. Sound, while effective for movies, is not exactly hifi.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Other interests/hobbies: Post-WW2 Zeiss Ikon cameras, single-line Jalbert (parafoil) kites, Morse keys, hand planes, circuit theory, visual astronomy, espresso coffee, long-distance cycling, early keyboard instruments, damask weaving.
Occupation: Tweaker-tinkerer

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