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|Muzikmike's Downstairs-listening room system System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: June 11, 2011 at 15:00:19|
|Amplifier:||Monarchy SE100 monoblocks modified by Lloyd Walker TG Audio power cords, Pangea, and DIY.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Anthem Pre1P Their first iteration with the outboard power supply w/ Hagerman Piccolo as step-up device for phono.|
|Speakers:||Infinity Compositions P-FR subs modified with IEC, using Pangea power cords.|
TelWire speaker cables.
Stock spikes removed. Walker Valid Points and discs.
|CD Player/DAC:||Audio Alchemy Pro1 w/ Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Modified VPI HW 19 IV w. JMW10 arm with JMW12.5 pivot point.|
A WIN laboratory SMC-10 in a Monster cartridge body, the cantilever and stylus from Soundsmith: Ruby Cantilever w/ Optimized Contour Nude Contact Line Diamond
HW-19 Mk. IV turntable has re-manufactured bearing from Applied Fidelity, Oregon Brass spikes sitting on a 2 1/" maple board (plinth of "sandbox").
DIY SAMA and electronics separated from chassis completely. Base of VPI has been painted blue metal-flake.
|Other Source(s):||PC w/ Trueharmonix DAC or USBpre (used for recording LPs to disc) Cary SLP70 preamp, AVA Insight Double 240 +, AR 2ax speakers or Fritz Carbon 7's|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cables from the more than phenomenal inmate, Elizabeth.|
ICs are Silver Dragons, TelWire, TG audio ICs
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Brick Wall filters on everything. This is a lightning storm prone area and I live at the top of a hill!|
|Tweaks:||Michael Green, Lloyd Walker, and Poly Crystal cones|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||23' x 15' x 7.5'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||GIK acoustics|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, Classical, a bit of Rock, eclectic as all hell.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Just upgraded pre-amp w/ Hagerman Piccolo, but I'd like to send it to Parts Connexion and get the entire pre modded/upgraded. Need to work on room sound more than I have so far.|
|System Strengths:||Deep and rich. Warm and wonderful. Plays music, not sound.|
|System Weaknesses:||I suppose I'd like to improve imaging, but it's very good now and I really don't pay much attention to that type of detail. Room overly damped w/ records but not too, too much.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Upstairs system (US): Panasonic 48" flat screen|
Audio Alchemy DAC-in-the-box, optical connection on TV
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Vintage Marantz receiver|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Planex planar speakers (ca. 1963)|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Dish TV (Sirius) and Sony DVD player|
|Comments on HT System:||2 channel and very likely to stay that way.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||cooking, baking, dining, writing, bitching, and of course, collecting LPs...approximately 10,000 and growing. A library; I may never listen to all of them, but if I want to hear "something" I may just have it.|