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ionman's Ionman's Audio System System
IP Address: Last Update: August 08, 2020 at 16:52:04
Amplifier: Belles 350A Reference
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): B&K AVR505 Receiver
Speakers: Hales Revelation 3 (Front L,R)
Hales Revelation Center
Klipsch Km-4 (L, R Surrounds)
Bag End Infrasub 18
CD Player/DAC: Audio Research CD7
Audio Research DAC7
Cambridge Audio CXU
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3 Turntable
Clear Audio Basic Phono Preamp
Other Source(s): Flac files from computer to PS3 to Audio Research DAC7
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Acoustic Zen Hologram II Speaker Cables (spades)
Acoustic Zen Absolute Copper ICs (Audio Research CD7)
Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II (Unbalanced)
Acoustic Zen MC2 Digital Cable (Unbalanced)
Wywires Juice II Blue (Bagend Infrasub)
Acoustic Zen Action 0.1 Subplus cable (RCA)
(B&K AVR505)
DCCA Source 3 (Audio Research DAC7)
DCCA Emminence (Warm & Rich) (Audio Research CD7)
Acoustic Zen Action 5.0 (Cambridge Audio CXU)
DCCA Extreme Reference (Belles 350A Reference)
DCCA Passion Master 2010 (B&K AVR505)
Fusion Audio Enchanter (Hybrid Version) Power cord (Running Springs Haley Power Conditioner)
DCCA Reference Master (20Amp) - (Running Springs Duke)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Running Springs Audio Haley Power Conditioner
Running Springs Duke Power Conditioner
Bello Rack
Tweaks: Oyaide R1 Outlet, Maestro Outlet
HiFi Tuning Gold Fuse (AC Line of B&K Receiver)
HiFi Tuning Gold Fuse (Audio Research DAC7)
Hifi Tuning Gold Fuse (Theta Compli)
HiFi Tuning Gold Fuse (Integra DPS-10.5)
Nordost Sort Kones (BC x3) under Theta Compli
Mad Scientist Audio footers under Audio Research DAC7
Finite Elemente Cerapucs (x3) under Belles amp
Auralex Gramma (Under Bag End Sub)
Mad Scientist Audio Black Discus (free samples) on power cord and digital cable connected to Theta Compli Universal Player
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Main Preference is Progressive Rock Music (Pink Floyd, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Fish, etc).
I also enjoy electronic music (The Orb, Orbital, Future Sound of London, etc)

I listen to 80s pop (a-ha, Mr. Mister, Duran Duran, etc.) and 90's alternative (REM, Matthew Good, Catherine Wheel, etc.)

Also, Enya, Enigma, Clannad, Gloria Estefan, etc.
System Goals/Comments: Resolving and relaxing system.
System Strengths: The Hales Rev 3s are a very neutral speaker with a flat frequency response; therefore, I can listen to the system for several hours without getting listeners fatigue. The Hales Rev 3s also have excellent bass response down to 28HZ, which is great for the type of music I listen to.
System Weaknesses: The system resides in the Family room, which opens up into the Kitchen; therefore, there is no back wall. I feel this greatly affects the intimacy of the system.

The Hales Rev 3s are not known for their upper frequency extension and therefore are not the most detailed speaker. This may be a weakness for some, but I prefer a sound on the warm side of neutral, so this is not really an issue for me.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 75" Sony 4K HDTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Same as above.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Same as above.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Same as above.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Concerts, Rollerblading, Reading, Movies, traveling, etc.

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