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afro18's Mac Attack System
IP Address: 24.101.145.57 Last Update: February 05, 2016 at 08:11:25
Amplifier: McIntosh MC2505 serviced by Tom Manley and Terry DeWick
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): McIntosh C712, cleaned, lubed, and spec'ed by the good ole fellas in Knoxville, TN.
Speakers: Klipsch RF-30 (stereo pair); Sennheiser RS 120 (headphones)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Mac Mini (Early 2009 model) with 8GB RAM and a 700 GB SSD-hybrid drive running ITunes and using a Apogee Duet I for DAC connected with Audioquest Evergreen RCA's
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1200 Mk5 (KAB Broadcast Standard) with 78RPM and tonearm damper upgrades. Headshell wires changed to silver/copper blend wires (improved detail).

Cartridge is a Audio Technica 440ML
Other Source(s): Nakamichi Cassette One (tape deck)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Evergreen
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman S-5500 Power Conditioner.

VTI 5 Shelf Rack
Tweaks: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaner. Using distilled water rinses and SleeveTown.com's "Phoenix with Enzyme"
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 20 x 12
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Acoustic Jazz and Classical, with interest in 1950-1998 R&B
System Goals/Comments: That I can enjoy the music. A system that will sound great on all recordings; and also 'settle' my thirst for further improvments. I now have a McIntosh system; and it does just that.
System Strengths: No background noise on sources. The sound is very musical and has some warmth, yet vocals stand out and the person's presence appears in the room on mostly any vinyl with singing.
System Weaknesses: Not the ultimate in detail. I might be able to resolve some of this by using more silver/silver-based interconnect.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Occupation: Microsoft System Engineering

Hobbies: Composing

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