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mashley's Listening Room (Front Room) System
IP Address: Last Update: June 01, 2015 at 08:15:23
Amplifier: Audio Note P4 Monoblocs
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): 1995 AN P4's come with volume control /6SN7 Linestage, so no pre-amp needed.
Black Gates throughout,BG NH in super-e around 300B's, BG VK's around 5687's, Films in HT and at 6SN7's. Replaced original beyschlag resistors for Tants, AN and Shinkoh this made a huge difference! (as big as the caps) Takmans on grids.
Mundorf films in the (HT)power section from regular lytics bypassed with mundorf silvers.
The only thing left that I can tweak now is the ground plane just to make it thicker.
I wonder what level these amps are at now, my guess is probably upper level four they are so damned sweet and ballsy too.
Speakers: Quad Esl 63's
Was very happy with them until the eht started to cause the soundstage to shift off center. (trafo was failing)
Refurbished/Upgraded (to highest level)>
By "Kentaja" A VERY substantial improvement over stock!

Paul Speltz Autoformers

These speakers are truly incredible!
Update I replaced the film/lytic combo from the superbly (updated) boards with BG NH in a super E config 2x50uf OMG this has propelled these Quads to another level again, I had no idea they could be improved upon this far.
CD Player/DAC: Audio GD - Ref7 - Cryoed
An absolute Beast of a DAC (in the finer sense)
Just look at the build quality>

Now I have a AN Dac 4.1x which has taken things up a few notches again ;-)
Other Source(s): Logitech Transporter - Cryoed and now stuffed with BG NX's in Super-E
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables - Jon Risch 89259 twisted pair (blew away my Alpha Goertz MI2's) admittedly ESL speakers don't like high capacitance cables.
Interconnects - Belden 89259 canare plugs (crimp termination0
Power cables - Supra Lorad (homemade)
Paul Speltz Autoformers
I've had most of my stuff cryoed
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Richard Gray RGPC 600 pro power conditioner
Fitted Bybees inside - Excellent results
Tweaks: Bybees all over the place: Power conditioner, amps, Dac, Bybee Speaker bullets inside ESL's.
Additional Homemade RFI filters - http://www.lampizator.eu/AC%20FILTER/SILK/FILTER.HTML
Feeding speakers and power conditioner.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 12 x 11
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustic foam panels 2 to front wall corners
6ft by 3 bass less boomy, improved midrange
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): The whole gamut from contemporary to traditional. Blues, Jazz, folk, electronica, world music, even the occasional DJ dance set.
System Goals/Comments: To simply improve my listening experience as time goes on.
System Strengths: Very Resolving!
Incredible imaging, Superb 3D depth sometimes hair raising.
System Weaknesses: Room could have more space behind listening position for the ESL's.
Not many left now, I seem to have this system really on fire now after six years of tweaking fine tuning, I'm close to all done.
Video/HT System: Integrated
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cooking, all styles. I'm a pretty accomplished chef with about 25yrs experience 15 of that hardcore, I've an extensive library of cookbooks and am a walking encyclopedia of cooking knowledge. Now experimenting with sous vide and transglutaminase.

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