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DLS's Main Listening System
IP Address: 173.56.108.14 Last Update: September 12, 2013 at 09:14:19
Amplifier: BEL 1001 Mk V Amps (2), run in mono block configuration 200wpc into 8ohms, 400wpc into 4ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Hovland HP-100MC
Speakers: Sonus Faber Extrema
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: EMM Labs XDS1-V2
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI TNT Jr., upgraded with tri-pulley system, SDS, and air-suspension, JMW 10.5i tonearm, Lyra Skala MC
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab MD-102 FM Tuner, MacMini, Sirius SAT Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AudioNote Sogon (bi-wire) speaker cables, Oyaide Continental5s USB Mac-Mini to XDS1, Audio Note Sootto ICs XDS1 to Hovland to BEL amps, Hovland Music Groove 2 Phono IC VPI to Hovland, BEL P-1 IC Magnum Dynalab to Hovland
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Kimber PK-14 on XDS1, Kimber Palladian PK14 on Hovland, Marigo Reference power cables on everything else but the BEL amps (which use what came with 'em, and everything but the amps are plugged into a Chang Lightspeed 9600
Tweaks: Separate, dedicated 20amp circuits for amps and rest of the system (3 circuits)
Room Size (LxWxH): 32 x 14 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: It's a living room, it's impossible, I listen nearfield where it is magic, or as background only.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Opera, Vocal, Jazz, Ella, Pops, Miles, Coltrane, Hodges
System Goals/Comments: Nirvana
System Strengths: transparency, pitch accuracy, tone, human voice
System Weaknesses: none - I'm a happy camper
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: SONY VPL-VW100, 72-inch 16:9 Stewart GrayHawk screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Krell HTS 7.1, Krell TAS
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Original (not home series) Sonus Faber Solo, Sonus Faber Concertinos (4), REL Storm
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDP-S1 Blu-Ray
Other HT Gear: Verizon FIOS HD Receiver
Comments on HT System: Makes me forget I'm watching a movie on a system and allows me to simply watch it. System is set up in basement room with no outside light, it is dark, silent, and wonderful. My wife has taken possession of it after resisting my putting it together.

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