|classfolkphile's Classfolkphile's System System|
|IP Address: 220.127.116.11||Last Update: July 04, 2019 at 20:29:03|
|Amplifier:||Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Integrated (55 wpc) with Mundorf Evo Silver/Gold/Oil output coupling caps, SR Black fuses, NOS signal tubes, and KT66 power tubes.|
Audioengine A5+ for second system (background listening).
Schiit Magni for Macbook Pro laptop.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):|| |
|Speakers:||Aural Acoustics Model B. (Time and phase coherent, front ported, 3 way stepped design with tweeter & midrange drivers in separate sealed boxes; modified first order crossovers in sealed bases with Relcap Theta caps, Duelund resistors and Cardas un-plated Cu binding posts).|
Audioengine A5+ for second system.
VE Monk Plus earbuds for laptop.
|CD Player/DAC:||2010 Mac Mini (SSD & 8 GB RAM; external drives for music storage). Audirvana.|
Singxer SU-1 USB to SPDIF Converter.
Lampizator Amber II DAC.
Sonos Connect with Schiit Modi Multibit for second system.
Macbook Pro laptop for casual listening/exploring new music.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||P.I. Audio USB cable.|
Purist Audio Aqueous Aureus Praesto Digital IC (BNC-BNC)
Kaplan Cable GS Mk. II Analog ICs.
Kaplan Cable GS Mk. II Speaker Cables.
Triode Wire Labs 7 Plus (2), 8 Plus (2), Digital and HC Digital Power Cables.
Blue Jeans Cable Analog ICs, Wireworld Digital IC, Radio Shack 12 gauge OFC stranded copper wire speaker cable, and TWL 10+ and Pangea AC14SE power cords for second system.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Whole house surge protecter. 20 amp dedicated line with Furutech outlet.|
PI Audio Digi-Buss for computer/digital gear, plugged into a PI Audio Buss-Stop.
Salamander Synergy rack.
Atomic Audio Labs Mac Mini platform.
Mapleshade 4" maple platforms under speakers.
iFi SPDIF iPurifier for second system.
|Tweaks:||Daedalus Isolation Devices. Herbie's Tenderfeet and Baby Booties. Synergistic Research Black and Red Fuses.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||25' x 12' x 8-12'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||GIK 244 and 242 Acoustic Panels.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical, folk, world, jazz, rock.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Tonal and harmonic accuracy. Transparency with a high resolution and an enveloping soundstage.|
|System Strengths:||Transparency, speed, high resolution, tonal accuracy and good imaging.|
|System Weaknesses:||Lacks really deep bass: the 1st order crossover type speakers are electrostatic like in sound in both pluses and minuses.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Panasonic ST50 Plasma|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony Blu-ray player.|