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|Bud's The Music Room System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: February 16, 2011 at 15:46:19|
|Amplifier:||Tenor 300 watt Hybrid (tube input/solid state output) amps on mids and highs (wonderful amps IMO). Jeff Rowland 501's on the speaker bass. Bi-amp/bi-wire configuration.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Audio Research Anniversary Reference Pre-amp|
|Speakers:||JM Labs Grande Utopia Beryllium Signature|
|CD Player/DAC:||Mark Levinson 31.5 Transport.|
Audio Research DAC 8.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Linn LP12, latest updates (Archiva) with Siltech Gen 5 balanced phono wire.|
Aesthetix Io phono stage.
|Other Source(s):||MacMini with Iomega 2 terrabyte external hard drive with digital storage of CDs in AIFF format. Yamaha T2 Tuner (vintage 1979). Still works great.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Siltech G6 digital connect. Siltech Emperor G6 speaker cables top end. (Siltech LS180G3 to subwoofers). Transparent Opus interconnects. Siltech generation 5 Compass Lake interconnects. Siltech G6 Ruby Mountain and Ruby Hill power cords. Audioquest USB from MacMini to DAC8|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Isotek Titans one for each amp. Isotek Nova for source components. Sound Application Linestage power conditioner for miscellaneous electronics. MIT Z systems, for Rowlands.|
Billy Bags custom Pro racks.
Grande Prix Audio racks are on my wish list.
|Tweaks:||As few as possible. 'Points and Pucks' under most equipment.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||35 ft x 25 ft x 15 ft|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical (all types). Jazz, folk, pop etc. with an emphasis on vocals or acoustic style music.|
|System Goals/Comments:||To see through the window of gear to the art and beauty of music.|
|System Strengths:||The ability to transport the listener to the physical venue where the recording took place and to realistically re-create a full orchestral sound.|
|System Weaknesses:||My listening room is a challenge to control reflections. DAAD's help.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Kayaking, driving, skiing, travel and live music (Opera, Symphony, Ballet and Chamber music mostly).|