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pixelphoto's My System System
IP Address: 108.210.70.243 Last Update: May 27, 2019 at 21:26:14
Amplifier: Siemens Custom Hearing Instruments (aids). Yaqin MC-13S intergrated amp modded with Russian PIO caps, Alps pot. Qinpu A6000 MKII integrated amp, 16.5 wpc, Sylvania 396A tubes. Denon AVR-X3300W for video, SACD 5.1 (separated from 2ch system).
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None (yet)
Speakers: Definitive Technology Mythos STS (92 db) for audio. DIY modded Pioneer SP-B522-LR, two DCM Cinema2 speakers for rear channels for video.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony DVPS-S7700 as transport. (Rope caulking as dampening material on interior and tourmaline crystals.) Gustard X-12 DAC, Gustard U12 SPDIF converter. Wyred 4 Sound USB Recovery & modded Zerozone ps & diy DC umbilacal cable, holy cow!
Other Source(s): Mac Mini (late 2014), Gustard X-12 DAC. JRiver Media Center, BitPerfect and Decibel media players. Computer Audio Design OSX Optimization Scripts.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA/DCA20GA tinned stranded wire as speaker cables and IC's. NOS Western Electric 16GA stranded tinned wire as speaker cables, Belden 8402 micraphone cable and KLE Silvery Harmony RCA's diy IC's. Belden 8402 micraphone cable and Switchcraft RCA's DIY IC's. Oyaide DR-510 coaxial cable. DIY IC's of KLE Innovations Silver Harmony RCA Plugs and Wireworld Equinox 6 bulk interconnect cable (thank u Duster), DIY IC's of Oyaide PA-02 TR PCOCC-A wire with WireWorld Silver Tube RCA's, Morrow MA1 IC's. Silflex glass digital cable. DIY SPDIF cable of CAT6 cable. Supra USB cable. DIY USB y cable. WireWorld HDMI Chroma 7, .3 meter cable. DIY 24" USB cable using "pushback" cable. DIY 18" USB cable using Duelund Coherent Audio DCA 20ga wire and gold plated connectors.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Emotiva CMX-6 Power bar, Belken pwr bar, (mdl F9D601-4) modified with 3 cryoed P&S duplexes, mdl 5362-A, cryoed IEC. Four Pangia pc's, Valab/Furutech pc, Two Bob Crump pc's. tourmaline crystal in casing. DH Audio Power Plus cable and Valab connectors, Two Supra LoRad 3x2.5 power cable with Valab connectors. Two WE16ga double run per pole vintage cable PC w/ Valab connectors. Two. Triplite 1800 Line Conditioner. 3 Oyaide Black Mamba V2 pc's with Viborg carbon fiber connectors
Tweaks: iFi iSilencer3.0, Mad Scientist BlackDiscus devices. Wirewraps & Power Wraps (All Clear), EVS Ground Enhancers. Crystals placed here and there. Zerostat for zapping CD/DVD. Herbie's Black Hole and SID Matt for CD/DVD. Teflon tape on PC's connectors. Bamboo cutting boards under speakers. Hickory plinth and Herbie's Big Tall Tenderfeet under amp. Maple plinth under Sony transport. Three Hammond 193L Chokes. Four DIY Detail Magnifiers (thank you Awe-d-o-file). Three Ikea Aptitlig bamboo cutting boards (17 3/4" X 14 1/4"). Six Battery Ground Tweak with caps. Three DIY AC filters (thank you Awe-d-o-file). Carbon fiber footers.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: I live in a apartment so I'm restricted in what kind of room treatments I can employee.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Jazz, Blues, or some of everything.
System Goals/Comments: To keep tweaking to improve sound. So far so good.
System Strengths: Speakers, Gustard DAC, DIY IC's of Duelund Coherent Audio DCA20GA tinned stranded wire and Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA tinned stranded wire as speaker cables. All the tweaks I have applied have allowed me to get the most out of my lowly system. The system is very musical because of these cables. BGT w/caps. Wyred 4 Sound USB Recovery. Two Oyaide Black Mamba V2 pc's with Viborg carbon fiber connectors.
System Weaknesses: The room!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic TH-42PX-60U Plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-X3300W.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers with DIY modified crossovers and upgraded tweeters. DCM Cinema2 speakers for rear channels.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDP-S470 for movies
Comments on HT System: It does what I want it to do.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography, desktop publishing and staying alive. Retired.

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