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Dave B 's Serious Toys System
IP Address: Last Update: February 12, 2020 at 06:32:41
Amplifier: BAT VK-60 (Main system)

Stereomour II 2A3 SET amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research Reference 1 preamp (Main system)

Z-Systems rdp-1 Digital Preamplifier and Transparent Tone Control. (Main system)

Z-Systems radc-2 is a 24bit A/D for Analog Source input.

Aragon 18k MkII P&G with IPS (paired with the Stereomour II)

Speakers: Paradigm Persona 9H (Main system)

NHT 1.5's re-purposed with point source full range drivers, Thiel-Small tuned port. With Paradigm PDR-100 stereo subs. ~99dB sensitivity. Used in the 2A3 SET system.

For loud R&R, a pair of EV sx300a powered 2-ways. Mackie SRM1850 subwoofer. Cool for parties and such!
CD Player/DAC: Krell KPS-20i integrated CD Player with the Delta 9 option and HDCD. (Main system)

Benchmark DAC3 B with Roon Core on a PC. (Main system)

Z-Systems rdp-1 (Main system)

Emotiva ERC-3 (2A3 SET system)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Brinkmann Bardo with RoNt II tube power supply, with Brinkmann 12.1 arm, on a HRS R3X iso platform. (Main system)

Acoustical Systems Archon cartridge (on the Brinkmann 12.1 arm)

Pass Labs XP-15 phono stage (Main system)

Pro-Ject Carbon Debut DC (2A3 SET system)
Pro-Ject Power Box DS
Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2
Ortofon 2M Bronze (on the Carbon Debut DC)

Cleaner Vinyl system + Ultrasonic tank
Other Source(s): Kenwood KT-88 FM Tuner
Denon TU-1500RD Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow MA7 Grand Reference 1.5m XLR,
1.5m Tara Labs RSC Master Gen 2 w/ XLR terminations, Synergistic Research Tricon 2M phono cables, 2.5m Tice 416A Biwires, 3m Tice IC-1A XLR's, 2m MIT MI-330+'s, plus many others.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): a tweaked Tice PBIII HP Power Conditioner, 3 Tice Infinite Speed Power Cords, Lovan Sovreign 2+2's plus the Amp Stands for a horizontal arrangement.

Synergistic Research AC Master Couplers
Tweaks: 2 isolated ground, dedicated 20A AC mains lines, feeding a Hubbell AC outlet which supplies the Tice Power Block 3
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 16' x 18'/9'
Room Comments/Treatments: Vicoustics panels and diffusers.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Electric & Acoustic Jazz, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Be-Bop and Hard Bop Jazz, Baroque, 19th and 20th Century Symphony Composers, Female Vocal, Chorale and.....
some good'ol Rock 'n Roll
System Goals/Comments: Front Row Perspective or Listening Amongst the Musicians during the Session
System Strengths: PRESENCE, beautiful 3D Soundstage, Great Imaging with depth, Full Range 18Hz-20kHz+, Very Natural Tonal Balance from top to bottom, Excellent Tight Deep Bass
System Weaknesses: n/a
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony Bravia XBR75X940E
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha Aventage RX-A1070 running 7.1 config
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm Premier 800f front mains, Paradigm 600C center, Boston Acoustic full range sides, Paradigm Atom SE rears, Paradigm Defiance X12 pair of subs.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony UBP-X800
Other HT Gear: Using leftover MIT cables and i/c's to lash the HT system together.
Comments on HT System: 4K UHD and Dolby Atmos is awesome!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Play guitar, collect vintage tube guitar amps and guitars. Build electronic gadgets, tweak tube amps, restore antique radios. Ham Radio operator - Amateur Extra class. Astronomy. Work in microelectronics.

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