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blake's blake's equipment System
IP Address: 76.69.68.160 Last Update: May 18, 2019 at 14:15:42
Amplifier: Sheng Ya A-216
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Elipson 1313
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Panasonic BD 65 player Blu Ray cryoed Harmonic Tech adpater to cryoed DH Labs DIY power cord.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Michell Gyrodec (modified aftermarket suspension) with Jelco 750D and Accuphase AC2 retipped by Andy Kim at Phonocartridgeretipping.com with boron cantilever & microridge stylus, Sumiko FT3 and Audio Technica AT33 Mono for mono, Audio Sensibility Impact balanced Tonearm cables X 2 (cryoed and burned in on an Audiodharma cable cooker) on 750D and FT3 to Aqvox Phono 2 CI phono preamp (DIY DH Labs cryoed power cord on phono stage), Vampire AI/II copper IC's with Vampire XLR's from MC preamp to Shengya integrated. Variac for turntable motor (Papst AC).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Vampire CCC (continuous cast copper) with C7X copper based RCA's from DVD player to amp.

Mogami 3103 Speaker Cable terminated with Vampire gold over copper spades.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Custom Audio Sensibility Impact SE Power Distributor (one cryoed HBL 5262 and two Furutech GTX-D gold receptacles) with DIY DH Labs in-wall power cord feeding blu-ray player, turntable and satellite receiver. Power Distribuotr and Sheng Ya are both plugged into a cryoed Oyaide R1 with the Oyaide wall mounting plate. Target Audio Rack. Old style Target Wall Mount turntable shelf.
Tweaks: All shelves in Target Rack have been replaced with 1 1/4" phenolic, Target Wall Mount for turntable has a DIY constrained layer shelf using acrylic, neoprene sheet and baltic birch, Auric Illuminator (new version), cryoed Oyaide R1 receptacle at wall with Oyaide wall mount, line conditioner receptacles have been replaced with cryoed Hubbell 8200H receptacles. Floorstanding speakers are sited on 1.25" granite support platforms on carpet (over suspended hardwood floor), speaker tweeters and midrange drivers have been 'felted'. Line Conditioner glass fuses have been replaced with ceramic fuses. All system cabling has been cryo treated, ic's and speaker cables have been cooked on Nordost cable cooker, many CD's have been cryoed. KAB EV1 record cleaner and AIVS #15 cleaner followed by ultrapure water rinse.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 ft. x 21 ft. x 8 ft.
Room Comments/Treatments: Combined Living/Dining Room has me sitting a little closer than I'd like to-no room treatments.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Hard Bop jazz, classic rock, Post War Chicago Blues, Jazz, Female Vocals, a lot of different stuff (eclectic tastes)-Junior Wells to Tom Waits to Cassandra Wilson to Johnny Cash etc.
System Goals/Comments: Decent sound, what else?
System Strengths: Sounds good.
System Weaknesses: There's always room for improvement.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung C590 50" plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: As Above
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Just Two Channel-As Above
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic BD 65
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Real Estate Broker/enjoy watching European/South American soccer, drinking red wine, a bit of photography.

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