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IP Address: Last Update: April 23, 2016 at 22:48:19
Amplifier: Nuforce DDA-100 integrated amp or Topping tripath amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): sometimes a homebrew 12AU7-based preamp when I need one
Speakers: Sound Dynamics 2-way towers: 2 six inch drivers/1 one inch dome tweeter
CD Player/DAC: cheap Sony DVD player (transport) and an Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI mark II turntable/Grado cartridge
Other Source(s): stream iTunes library from the internet (iTunes Match) through an Apple TV and into either the Emotiva DAC or the Nuforce integrated amp
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber PBJ interconnects, DH Labs Silversonic interconnects, digital cable, and speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Wedge, Salamander triple 30 rack
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 feet x 10 feet x 14 feet
Room Comments/Treatments: none
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, rock, blues, soul
System Goals/Comments: musical, non-fatiguing
System Strengths: relatively cheap, simple, small foot print, green (80+ % efficient) and gives off little heat (a big plus during hot California summers), light (no boat anchors), musical, non-fatiguing sound
System Weaknesses: I'm pretty happy with it.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: refurbish old tube amps (Fisher, Scott, Sherwood, Magnavox), build home brew tube amps/preamps from time to time

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