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Blue Bull's 'Family Room' System
IP Address: Last Update: April 13, 2009 at 04:23:51
Amplifier: Manley Stingray.Used in Triode 20w mode.Siemens 1960's NOS ECC-81 tubes.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Merlin VSM-MM with B BAM with XLR and RCA inputs,using in SE form,in the Manley Stingray tapeloop.BAM upgraded to SuperBAM.
CD Player/DAC: Audio Aero Prima MK II New Sony transport version.Silver face plate.
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Alpha Core Goertz Micropurl ICs and M1 sp cable.Morrow audio IC between dish decoder and Manley
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Powercords:Signal Cable Magic Power Digital Reference to the Prima and Magic Power powercord to the Stingray.Powerconditioner: PS Audio UPC 200.
Tweaks: Custom made component rack.Sand filled steel square tubing and glass.Very heavy.Brass Isolation cones and footers under the Prima CD player.Walker 1 inch tuning puck on the Prima.Federal Barbell plates(1kg)on the glass for vibration control.Ferrite clamps over all powercords.
Room Size (LxWxH): 6m x 5m x 2.7m
Room Comments/Treatments: Wooden floors covered by Persian/Oriental carpets.Normal family room.Not perfect,from an audio perspective.BUT,hey thats where we live !!! :-)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Female vocal,Blues,Alternative Afrikaans,Jazz with a nice tune,Classical,actually anything.
System Goals/Comments: PRAT !!! Frequency extremes balance and natural tone !!Perfect balance,accurate,natural tone,musical,must be able to play all types of music,timing and neutrality.Must sound 'right...'
System Strengths: Same as system goals
System Weaknesses: Room not a dedicated soundroom but a family room,want the sound where we 'live',works well.Not enough time to listen !
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic Plasma Monitor 42 inch(Fantastic !!)Sat decoder.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: See stereo system
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): See stereo system
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony ' entry level' DVD player.Works damn well !!!
Other HT Gear: None
Comments on HT System: Long live stereo !!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Specialist Anaesthesiologist,Vereeniging,South Africa.Photography,Gym fanatic,reading-current affairs,financial publications. BMW cars~ BMW 330d turbo diesel autobox with a DASTEK chip and 330i manual .Love hem E46 BMWs !!!

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