|taxdog's listening room System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: December 12, 2018 at 15:03:51|
|Amplifier:||two McIntosh MC275 running as mono blocks.|
Or 1964 vintage McIntosh MA 230 integrated amp, recently rebuilt and re-tubed.
Headroom Cosmic headphone amp
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||McIntosh C2200 tube preamp.|
|Speakers:||KEF Reference 205/2 floorstanders.|
KLH 5s from my college system.
Sennheiser HD 650 headphones
|CD Player/DAC:||Denon DCD 1520 CD player|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Scoutmaster with Lyra Delos. Second armwand with Soundsmith Zephyr.|
Tavish Adagio phono stage, also a Bob's Devices step up.
Also a Dual 1219, completely cleaned and rebuilt in 2005, with Shure M97xE.
Bottlehead Seduction w/ C4S upgrade, Vitamin Q caps. Bottlehead Eros.
|Other Source(s):||McIntosh MR 67 tuner.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||DIY speaker cables. Shunyata venom PS8 and power cables for amps and preamp.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||16 x 18 x 12|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||'70s rock, female vocalists. Neil Young, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, early Fleetwood Mac, Tull, Moody Blues, Stones, Beatles, Zappa, anything Mark Knopfler does. Sinatra. Some jazz. Some old country... Chet Atkins, Flatt & Scruggs.|
|System Goals/Comments:||simple, accurate sound. I switch components around on a regular basis, the phono stages in the Mac gear are as good as the Bottleheads, but nice to switch off various components.|
|System Strengths:||I used to listen to the MA 230 for "converstion level" volumes, really sweet sounding. But now that I've added the second 275, it sounds so good there isn't much reason to use the 230.|
Killer headphone setup as well, but don't spend much time with them..
|System Weaknesses:||I'm pretty happy, someone else would have to point them out to me. Cables probably.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Pretty serious club rider of road bicycles. Have been doing so for 40 years.|