|nobody's main System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: June 25, 2018 at 09:10:13|
|Amplifier:||Yamaha A-S500 powering A/3s and a Hafler XL-280 powering the subwoofer after a passive external crossover.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Fried A3s & Fried Subwoofer|
|CD Player/DAC:||Pioneer Elite DV-49AV SACD/DVD-Audio/CD player|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Rek-O-Kut N34H with upgraded Esoteric Sound motor and custom plinth, Cartridge is a Stanton 680SL, using the phono stage in the Yamaha. Also have a selection of needles for playing old 45s, 78s, mono records, etc...|
|Other Source(s):||Rotel RT-940AX Tuner, a Nakamichi RX-505 cassette deck, a TEAC A-3300SX reel-to-reel, and a Soundblaster DAC hooked to a tape loop for digitizing from the other sources and occasionally playing streams from my computer.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Eh, nothing special.|
|Tweaks:||Nothing much although I did do some alterations including a lot of damping to the base of the Dual, refinished the veneer and added spikes to the bottom. Also using an aftermarket headshell with a different (I think better) type of connection system from the original.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Nothing in particular, pretty decent mix of hard and soft surfaces.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||All types|
I grew up on my dad's oldies and my punk, learned to love jazz, always had a soft spot for classical, listen to some rap and reggae as well as a sprinkling of world music and electronic stuff. I'm developing a more recent appreciation for a lot of noise and experimental music.
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|System Goals/Comments:||Since I listen to a wide variety of music, I need a balanced system that can do a little bit of everything.|
I'm also big on the turntable being user friendly since I am prone to spinning records while I work around the house and all, so I really like the automatic table so it shuts off at the end of normal records or when I want to be wandering around with a stack of 78s or 45s dropping.
|System Strengths:||Detailed without being too bright and plenty of low extension.|
|System Weaknesses:||Nothing I'm unhappy with for now, the usual occasionally needing to tighten something here or there with a lot of older gear.|
|Video/HT System: None|