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NB's Adventures in Mid-Fi--Main System
IP Address: 76.181.79.142 Last Update: August 12, 2014 at 13:15:09
Amplifier: Mcintosh MA5100 integrated
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: B&W 601 series 3 monitors
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony DVPNS-755V (DVD/SACD/CD) with MSB Link I DAC; McIntosh MCD-7000
Turntable/Phono Stage: Dual 1246 turntable with Dynavector 10X5 cartridge
Other Source(s): Nakamichi LX-3 cassette deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Beldin 8214 coax DIY speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Studiotech HF-4 rack
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 18 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: The room opens through archway into a dining room and up to a stairwell. Wood floor with throw rugs.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz (post-bop and avant-garde), rock (psych, power pop, No Wave), international (Mediterranean, African, Balkan), classical (baroque and 20th-century), folk, blues.
System Goals/Comments: Deeper bass and more refined highs without giving up the midrange; find a digital source that can compete with my analogue. Speaker upgrade is next--any suggestions?
System Strengths: Good midrange and detail; love that Dynavector. I just picked up a Mac MA5100 so it's a whole new chapter. Recommendations for matching speakers welcome.
System Weaknesses: B&Ws tend to emphasize flaws in the source; digital can sound edgy.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung UN40EH5300
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer VSX D411 receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Front:PSB Alphas

Rear: Paradigm Micros
Sources (DVD/VCR): OPPO DV-980H DVD Player

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