|Tintin 's no more upgrades! System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: March 25, 2015 at 03:09:31|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Octave HP500se, valve rolling|
|Speakers:||ADAM Tensor Delta active speakers|
|CD Player/DAC:||MacMini + 2TB external HDD wav or Apple Lossless encoded tracks .Weiss Minerva DAC connected to the MacMini by Firewire. Amarra mini player|
CEC TL51x CD transport with mods
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thales TTT-C battery powered tuneable + Thales Simplicity tonearm & SoundSmith Strain Gauge, Lyra Sound Pipe cable to SoundSmith SG-200, HRS weight weight|
|Other Source(s):||Tandberg 3011 FM tuner, iPod or AirPort Express|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Argento Serenity|
Nordost Heimdall interconnects
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Ear Science power conditioner|
Sound Mechanics tables under turntable and CD
Photovoltaic power and inverter!!
|Tweaks:||RKCables power cables to Weiss |
Transparent Audio power cables to Deltas
Kuzma record cleaning machine.
hand held steamer for record cleaning!
HRS sound isolation pucks under all source components.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||5m x 5m x 3m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||lots of rugs!|
clothes racks drying in front of the heater!
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||http://rrr.org.au - world's best radio station!|
|System Goals/Comments:||best sound that I couldn't afford!|
|System Strengths:||resolution, effortless, sound-staging, musicality, emotional connection to the music|
the room acoustics
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||surround sound -> turn the volume up!|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||MacMini/Elgato EyeTV|
Samsung BR player
|Comments on HT System:||I believe that a good 2 channel system will beat a similarly priced multi-channel setup every day!|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||coffee, coffee, coffee, cycling.|