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classfolkphile's Classfolkphile's System System
IP Address: 99.10.199.193 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.

Sources:
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.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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.

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