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hifitommy 's tommy's stuff System
IP Address: Last Update: October 24, 2018 at 11:35:45
Amplifier: adcom 555II (200wpc, high current), spectro-acoustics P 202 waiting in the wings.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): arc sp3a1 (upgraded to sp3c by arc), rogue Triton phono section won at LA/OC audio society meeting now for sale, onkyo 5.1 receiver used as pre/pro.
Speakers: maggie MMGs-resting, spendor s3/5s (84db sens) currently resting, ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear, damn good for the money!. my (1975!) fried model RIIs NOW IN USE, fanTASTIC, great down to their 40hz limit and XLNT imaging and soundstage.
maggie MMGs with vertical stands that raise them about 8" above floor level, currently in resting.
grado sr60s-bought after rave review by corey greenberg-he was right. also i won a pair of the astronomically priced grado ps1000s and they are driven by the grado headphone amp (i need a MUCH better headphone amp for them).
however good headphones are, i dont listen to them as a primary, i do prefer speakers.
i intend to purchase a Rythmik sub or two to provide COMPLETE frequency extension. i believe that one needs lows to extend to no less than 30Hz but preferably to the lowest limit of 16Hz. they improve not only the foundation of full range music but also add the lows of ambience that make a room sound similar to the one of the recording.
CD Player/DAC: audio alchemy dac in the box resting, dde 3.0 to take its place for its hdcd capability (maybe someday). new oppo UDP203 still in the box, has hdcd-YAY.
Turntable/Phono Stage: primary:sota sapphire/sumiko premier mmt. alternates: recently reacquired my old kenwood kd500/grace 707 which i had the speed fluctuation fixed at the Audio Specialist in studio city calif (thanks bruce jacobs and john knopp), acquired a black grace 707 now waiting for me to get off my ass and mount it, about six carts mounted on universal headshells for the sota, mirage (not canadian mirage) stepup, ortofon t20 txrmr, and jean and now in use is my marcof PPA-1 (best of the lot), rogue sphynx phono now for sale.

cartridges:FR1 IIIf, atML170(also have the 150 stylus-nos), ortofon mc200, krell kc100, shure v15Vxmr, grace f9e and f9L, stanton 881s (NOS stylus), sumiko blue point orig with aluminum block mod, XLMII given to me by stringplay, NIB oc9II. desire to have ortofon Kontrapunkt b.
currently using ARC sp3a1(c)--fanTAStic.
Other Source(s): sangean hd tuner,being reduced siginificantly... 5k LPs, 2.5k RBCDs, 60 SACDs, maybe more.
airport express used for routing my computer online listening through itunes. TASCAM cdr.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: spks: kimber 8tc (20'), will be trying my mew Wywires on loan from Alex, previously aq type 4. interconnects: aq ruby, turquoise, kimber pbj, various others bought used. also, a $1k pair of acoustic zen silver ICs won at the LA/OC audio society meeting. various other wires of widely varying quality and cost but have never paid more than $100.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): dynaco QD1 series IIL for ambience retrieval, set so rears barely audible, center not used for music. DEDICATED LINE in new room!~
Tweaks: dynaquad via QD1 (panor corp version) for ambience retrieval. sorbo half domes under kd500. watts preener, ratshack cf brush, stylast and discwasher stylus brushes, magic eraser (cleanest styli ever), signet rca cleaning tools (indispensable).
spin clean which is excellent but eventually an uS cleaner for LPs.
Room Comments/Treatments: will see when my new room is set up.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): JAZZ, rock, classical, eclectic other choices (ever heard of trilok gurtu or erik traffaz?). approx 4-5k LPs, 1.5k cd/sacds, 200 open reel titles, lots of cassettes for the car, some are commercial(not home made)
check out the internet only station of KCRW which is KCRW eclectic24. available on itunes or right from the net at:
click 'listen now OR use hr radio 88.9-2
System Goals/Comments: seeking new sub to replace the LARGE Fried model H, thinking of Rythmik, ELAC or.....
System Strengths: smooth freq resp, imaging, immersion, and about 5k LPs, and great sourcing for used music here in LA! see Recordcollectornews.com for great articles and a map of all stores advertising in the mag.
System Weaknesses: ultimate dynamic range (probably not possible without horns)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 60"sony flat panel
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: current avp is actually an Onkyo TX-NR818 receiver used mostly for switching sources,the amp channels are just sitting there loafing. dynaquad QD1 IIIL for surround, fronts run directly off adcom amp.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): currently using my fantastic 1975 Fried modelRIIs, maggie MMGs, alternatively with spendor s3/5s (84db sens), ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear).
Sources (DVD/VCR): hf vcr/cdr, oppo udp203 replaces THREE componenets with ONE.
Other HT Gear: dvr in dish system cable box, panasonic vcr/dvdr combo, oppo udp 203
Comments on HT System: it will do
URL Link: http://its coming-hifitommy.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: retired nuc med tech, lecher, live in canyon country california,-originally from buffalo, ny, a member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society= www.laocas.com.

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