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simpletwist's Old Blackie System
IP Address: Last Update: April 16, 2017 at 05:34:51
Amplifier: NAD275BEE
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Roksan Caspian
Speakers: KEF Q900, twin Tannoy TS801 subs (just to smooth out room response)
CD Player/DAC: Rega Planet 2000, Rega DAC, MF V-Link 192
Turntable/Phono Stage: 1: Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla, Trampolin 2, black Ittok, rebuilt Linn Karma.

2: Rebuilt Orpheus Silex, custom plinth, Linn springs, damped SMEII imp, Garrott P77, Herbies mat.

Phono Stage: Jasmine Audio LP2.0 MKII.
Other Source(s): Mac Mini with Pure Music, Apple TV, NAD tuner, Nakamichi BX1 cassette deck.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas speaker cables; Aurealis Audio & Chord interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Consonance power boards; VFM power cables;
Tweaks: Herbies footers (under amps, CD Player, other digital components).
Room Size (LxWxH): 7m x 6m x 3m
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Fairly eclectic but mostly rock, blues, soul, jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Always going for musical involvement - PRAT I guess, a sense of ease and space, and the beautiful texture of voices and instruments. Probably will aim for more refined power amplification, maybe tubes.
System Strengths: Vinyl systems are involving, fun, detailed, textured, eloquent, with great image depth, especially LP12. CD also has fun factor and boogies! Mac Mini sounds very good, especially with HD files.
System Weaknesses: Absolute bass depth missing. Will probably aim for larger subs, although TS 801's do a good job of levelling out most of the unevenness caused by the almost cubic room .
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: my kids & 4 grandkids, my partner, teaching, visual arts, photography, gardening, playing in my band, food and wine, enjoying ageing, lots more . . .

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