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|Mark Cashman's Music Room System||
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|Last Update: April 11, 2006 at 11:28:34||IP Address: 184.108.40.206|
|Amplifier:||Bryston 3B SST|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Quicksilver Full Function|
|Speakers:||Magnepan MG 1.6|
|CD Player/DAC:||Arcam CD73T|
Tascam CDRW 5000
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Sonographe SG3|
Grado 8MZ cartidge
|Other Source(s):||Sansui T-80 analog tuner|
Tascam 788 Digital Portastudio
Yamaha cassette deck
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cable - LAT International SS-1000 D |
Interconnects - LAT International IC-100, Goertz Micropurl Copper, and Music Metre
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Guitars, banjos, microphones, mic preamps, LPs, CDs, tapes|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Acoustic string music - folk, bluegrass, newgrass ...|
Jazz - lots of Basie and Ellington big band and small group piano-led combos ...
Singer/Songwriters - the ones who tell great stories, like John Stewart, Richard Thompson, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, John Prine, Dylan, Dave Alvin, James McMurtry ...
Not much modern 'Rock', but always looking for good blues-based rock & roll ...
Beethoven, Haydn, Elgar symphonies ... Bach organ music ... Faure and Chopin piano works ... sacred choral music
|System Goals/Comments:||Tonal realism and dynamics are paramount.|
|System Strengths:||The Maggies (my second pair - I had the MG 1.4 for many years)are unequalled in my experience in presenting the true sound of acoustic stringed instruments. And they present a convincing image size. The recent addition of the Bryston amp was a quantum leap forward from my previous Hafler XL-280. The Bryston and the Quicksilver are a great combo. The dynamics are incredible. This system is very easy to listen to. No fatigue here.|
|System Weaknesses:||My room. It needs work. Near field listening is great. But an awkward closet space built along the length of one of the long walls cuts off the proper line to the rest of the room. I have to rip it out. But then what do I do with all the crap I have in there?|
|Video/HT System: None|