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shakenb's 'Real' System
IP Address: 98.248.236.193 Last Update: June 19, 2019 at 22:19:04
Amplifier: Carver Crimson 350 mono-blocs, 350 wpc (on T/M panels), Speltz Autoformers, Marchand XM44 external xover, PS Audio HCA-1 (Cullen Stage 3 mods) on Bass 150 wpc
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ARC SP-10 Mk II v.6 (Percy/Nunes modified), Amperex 7308 PQs high level, JAN 7308 phono (all PEARL cryo'd), PS Audio PCA-1 w/phono (back-up)
Speakers: Magnepan MG-20.1 w/Myesound Stands w/100 pounds of #5 buckshot, Synergistic Blue fuses, Cardas connectors,86 dB, Genesis 12M (2) 375 wpc (Velodyne SMS-1 set at 25 Hz), (Decware RL-3s, 94 dB with HK Citation II (Jim McShane full rebuild w/ EI v.2 KT-90s PEARL cryo'd, 12HG7 Big Bottles PEARL cryo'd 60 wpc, )
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Oppo UHD 205, Philips 963 SACD (Ric Schultz modified)
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Vacuum, Outboard Flywheel, Helius Orion or Magnepan Unitrac, Cardas Box termination for both, Lyra Skala
Other Source(s): Sansui TU-9900
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: John Garland Signature 17/John Garland Signature X; ElectraGlide SOTU, Garland, Synergistic AC cords
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Purity Power Base (240 volt dedicated line on video system), dedicated 120 volt lines with PS Audio Perfect Wave P10, Mapleshade Sampson v.3 stand with 4" top, Plateau stands, Hi Fi Tuning Supreme fuses on all the other components. Mapleshade tube anchors, v.3 Megafooter brass cones, 4" maple base (TT, Citation, SP-10), 2" maple base (SACD, Marchand, HCA, SP-10 PS), Hi-Fi Tuning Supreme fuses (where not SR Blues).

Tweaks: Harmonix Room dampers, equipment dampers, multiple Belt treatments
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 20 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Essentially zero wall echo, asymmetric walls
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost anything but heavy on Jazz/Rock/Classical
System Goals/Comments: Ultrarealistic soundstaging and image size
System Strengths: Extremely flat top to bottom
System Weaknesses: Not as macro-dynamic as a great horn speaker system
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Pioneer Kuro 60" Signature Pro 141FD plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha RX-Z11 AVR 7x140, 4x50 wpc
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W FPM-4 FR,FL, FPM-6 C, Gallo Micros Surrounds, Genesis 12M Sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-103D, Pioneer LD, JVC 9800U S-VHS, Motorola (Comcast) HD-DVR box
Comments on HT System: The TV is fantastic, the MG-20s & Genesis great with the main system but the Yamaha/B&W/Gallo/Genesis combo works great also
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Optometrist, wine, fast cars, table tennis, American Art Pottery

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