|BillyBenBilly's The Acme Space Time Continuum Hot Fudge Special System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: September 12, 2016 at 08:17:15|
|Amplifier:||Audio Note Kit-4, Marantz 2230 receiver, Allied/Knight EL-84 integrated.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Yaqin 23B w/Matsushita 12ax7s|
|Speakers:||Audio Note E/SPx|
AR M-1 Speakers
|CD Player/DAC:||Cary 306 SACD Pro (on loan from generous friend).|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thorens TD-125 w/ old Grado TLZ cart.|
Denon AU-300LC step-up transformer.
|Other Source(s):||Technics SL-1200 Mk2(stock) w/ Zu DL-103 cartridge. Now my primary source. Denon DL-103 as spare.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Audio Note AN-V Interconnects, Belden 8402 interconnects,|
Discovery Signature Bi-wire speaker cables.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Monster HTS 2500 PC (Really makes a difference w/ the Sony and Thorens)|
Audio Technica ATH AD-700 Headphones, AKG Q 701 headphones, Grado SR-125 headphones.
|Tweaks:||Tubes rolled, tone arm wrapped w/Teflon tape, cones or sorbothane thingies, incantations, 3-D glasses, decoder ring, and sub-atomic qantuum field attitudinal adjuster array v2.7 revised :)|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||None. Just a comfy couch,a few chairs, rack of books and lps behind the system. Room is pretty much open to the kitchen on the back end and has a vaulted ceiling. Maybe 400 sq feet in area.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Acoustic jazz from the 50's to contemporary. Miles, Burrell, Jim Hall, Coltrane, etc.|
60's Rock and Roll and Pop. Folk (AKA "World Music"). Classical. I like good music any period, any genre, anytime!)
|System Goals/Comments:||A system that played the most music, most musically.|
|System Strengths:||Musical, natural, and relaxing. You can forget about the system, the audiophile madness, and just enjoy the music.|
|System Weaknesses:||It's impossible for me to be objective. If you're looking for all the typical audiophile thrills, look elsewhere. Soundstage and imaging were not a priority and are not prominent strengths of the system.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Playing guitar/mandolin/banjo. Family time, walking, meditation.|