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Bud's The Music Room System
IP Address: 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.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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).

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