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jimdgoulding@yahoo.com's slimjim's seat System
IP Address: Last Update: February 12, 2015 at 10:34:09
Amplifier: speakers are active (internally bi-amped)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ARC LS7 tube line stage (Matsushita 6922's)
Speakers: MTM 2 way Meridian M20's with after market stands to raise their centers to ear level
CD Player/DAC: Sony DVD transport
Bel Canto 1.1 DAC
KCI interconnect
Turntable/Phono Stage: Micro Seiki BL91 turntable/Jelco 750SE tonearm/Koetsu Black MC phono cartridge/Hagerman phono pre
Other Source(s): Hitachi FM tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow MA4 IC's and phono cable; Pangea 7 gauge power cords PC to speakers and wall outlet
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PI Audio UberBUSS
Tweaks: Custom made felt tweeter surrounds to my speaker cabinet width
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 12' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated room with my seat at the apex of an equilateral triangle or longer well away from room boundaries; 2 GIK panels on wall behind speaker position and large open back record cabinets to diffuse energy behind my seat
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz; classical to include opera; r&b; ethic classical and folk; select rock
System Goals/Comments: Get the purest experience of the recorded event I can.
System Strengths: Transparent to what's going on. Pretty convincing three dimensional soundstage and imagery. Time and phase integrity via active crossovers and felt treatment. Somewhat on the sumptuous side of tonally neutral
System Weaknesses: Guys I know not using my phono cart which is a first edition, btw, can get better detail and immediacy. Tempts me but I usually forget about it by my second glass of wine
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Contributing music editor at http://www.hifizine.com

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