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John Elison's Vinyl and Digital System
IP Address: Last Update: January 22, 2018 at 00:23:42
Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 amplifier rated at
250-wpc into 8-ohms and 400-wpc into 4-ohms
Subwoofer amplifiers 370-wpc
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Vacuum Tube Audio SP14 Line Stage
Grado HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier
Speakers: Thiel CS3.7 Speakers rated at 4-ohms
Rythmik 12" Signature Servo Subwoofers
Grado HP-1 Headphones
Grado RS-2 Headphones
Koss ESP/950 Electrostatic Headphones
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP-105D and Parasound Zdac 192-kHz DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Millennia Vacuum Turntable
with 3-Phase Synchronous Motor and Controller
SME V Tonearm
Audio Technica AT-ART7 cartridge
Pass Labs XOno phono stage

Technics SL-1200 Mk2 with tonearm damping,
Cardas tonearm wiring and strobe disabler
Denon DL-S1 cartridge
Bob's Devices CineMag 1131 step-up transformer
Vacuum Tube Audio PH-16 phono stage
Other Source(s): TASCAM DA-3000 DSD Recorder/Player
Teac HA-P90SD Portable DSD Player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Interconnects:
van den Hul phono cable on SME V tonearm
Monster Cable SP1000 on Technics tonearm
Monster Cable M1000i & SP1000 on other components
Speaker Cable:
10-Gauge - Pure Oxygen Free Copper - Ultra Flex
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Bush Furniture AD44840 Audio Rack
Tweaks: Caig DeoxIT Gold on all connections
Room Size (LxWxH): 19-ft x 16-ft x 10-ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Sound Absorbent Panels on Walls
Carpeting with Overstuffed Couch and Love Seat
Stereo is setup diagonally in listening room
configured for near-field listening.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Classical, Popular, etc.
System Goals/Comments: Accurate Reproduction
System Strengths: Wide Frequency Response and Low Distortion
My system is very well balanced with deep, tight bass,
very realistic midrange and smooth, detailed highs
producing exceptional imaging with a holographic soundstage.
System Weaknesses: I'm not aware of any specific weakness.
Of course, anything can be improved upon
but I'm very happy for the time being.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung 55" LED 7000 Series HDTV
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-105D Universal Digital Player
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