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hifi heretic 's 2 channel primary System System
IP Address: 173.49.140.240 Last Update: January 02, 2013 at 17:13:57
Amplifier: McIntosh MA6600 Integrated
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Paradigm Signature S8 v.2
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Digital Music-Server comprised of: Apple Mini (Core Duo) w/outboard LaCie 500GB hard-drive feeding a Arcam rDAC. All 1000 CD's have been ripped as lossless files. Music Servers rule. No monitor, instead control is accomplished with an iPad running Remote (an Apple App)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1200 mk2 Black. w/ Audio-Technica AT440mla and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
Other Source(s): Logitech Squeezebox for internet radio, including Pandora and Sirius.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: in-wall speaker cable sold off a big spool at Home Depot. Expensive cables are, imho, nonsense.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 18 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: dog, kids and wife serve as only room treatments
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): From PJ Harvey to Ella Fitzgerald; fom Louis Prima to Bob Dylan; from Miles Davis to the Makaha Sons of Niihau I like just about everything so long as it comes from the heart rather than simply the pursuit of commercial succes.
System Goals/Comments: replicate the nuances and smoothness of live music
System Strengths: tonal accuracy, fantastic dynamics yet very listenable without a hint of fatiguing shrillness
System Weaknesses: Glass faceplate on Mac shows fingerprints quite easily
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: family, competitive tennis, RC airplanes. Occupation: Consulting

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