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MrDerrick's "My Own Little Hell" System
IP Address: 73.130.49.239 Last Update: May 17, 2020 at 07:16:31
Amplifier: Decware SE84UFO25
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Decware ZBIT
Decware ZROCK25
Rives PARC on Sub225's
Speakers: Avantgarde DUO Omega with SUB225
107 dB sensitive / 18 ohm
Townsend Audio Ribbon Super Tweeters
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Other Source(s): Sonore opticalRendu with Teddy Pardo PS
Small Green Computer STi7/HQPlayer with LPS1.2
Matrix X SPDIF-2 with LPS1.2
Streaming Qobuz
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables are Duelund 20 gauge tin plated copper.
Interconnects are MIT 350 Reference
PS Audio HDMI12 from Matrix > DS
Corning Optical USB oR > Matrix
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Soloist Premier
PS Audio P3
PS Audio UPC 200
Cinepro PP20 2.5 KW balanced power > Sub225s
Teddy Pardo & UpTone Audio LPS1.2s
All LPSs have extra single or dual stage regulation via LDOVR regulators.
Tweaks: Highend Novum PMR Premium MkII

Stillpoints Ultra SS under all gear.

Grandprix Audio Apex Footers w/nitrate bearing supporting the Avantgarde DUO OMEGAs

Ghent Audio JSSG Lan Cables and DC Cables

Acoustic Revive RR-777 with LPS

Rives PARC connected via Jensen speaker level > balanced transformer converter for bass correction for Sub225s

Puritan Audio Labs Ground Master connected to the DS

Planet GT-1205A SFP switch with LPS1.2
opticalRendu > Gt-1205A via SFP fiber
STi7 > Sonore opticalModule with LPS1.2 > GT-1205A via SFP fiber
LINKSYS WiFi router > FMC > opticalModule with LPS1.2 > GT-1205A
Room Size (LxWxH): 16' L x 11' 6" W x 10' > 14' H open to the rest of the house
Room Comments/Treatments: 4'x 8' QRD diffuser "wall" between/behind the DUOs

ASC 11"x4' and 9"x3' Tube Traps in each corner behind the DUOs

4'x 4' acoustic absorber behind listening position

The room is open on the back corner (the asymmetrical "L" from hell) with a vaulted ceiling running the length, sounds great for all its faults
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): POP, Jazz, Female Vocals, Anything that I can actually understand the lyrics and make out the instruments
System Goals/Comments: I want for nothing and rectifier tubes matter a lot.
System Strengths: This system is dead quiet, except when there is a problem.
System Weaknesses: "We all live in our own little Hell"

While I love the sound quality that I have achieved via "networked audio" I do not care for having to work through what seems like constant network issues between components.

You just have to love to hate the replies that you get from customer support;
Its not my hardware its their software.
Its not my software its their hardware.
From both, it must be your network.
Finally, the universal fix all, just re-boot it!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 55" LED Calibrated
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: MINI DSP DDRC-22D
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Vanatoo Transparent Ones
RSL Speed Woofer 10
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sling AirTV
Sonore Signature Series Rendu for streaming Qobuz
Comments on HT System: Basic 2.1 set up with Dirac Live Processing
LAN > AirTV > HDMI > TV > Toslink > DDRC-22D > Toslink > Vanatoo T1s > RSL Speedwoofer
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: 40 Plus Years In The Electrical Trade, Mission Critical Power, Bonding/Grounding & Sound Attenuation

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