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crooner's Tubed Marantz System
IP Address: Last Update: January 02, 2018 at 12:37:51
Amplifier: Marantz Model 9 monoblocks from 1962
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Marantz 7C from 1963 modified with remote controlled Khozmo 48 step attenuator. Updated with Arizona Capacitor "Cactus" caps and Schottky diode rectifiers.
Speakers: Chartwell 15 ohm LS3/5A's from 1978 in Teak finish on lead shot filled metal stands with spikes.
CD Player/DAC: Sony CDP-XA7ES CD Player in champagne finish
Lampizator Atlantic DAC (for computer based audio).
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): eMachines Netbook running FOOBAR with ASIO bit perfect drivers playing FLAC and DSD files. Running Foobarcon PRO Android APP for remote control using Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.

1963 vintage Marantz Model 10 FM tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Western Electric WE16GA used as speaker cable, unterminated.
Belden 8402 used as analog interconnect with Switchcraft 3502 RCA plugs. Audioquest Carbon USB cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Salamander Archetype Rack. Furman power conditioner. Custom made soft start bucking transformers for Marantz 9's.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Pop, Classical
System Goals/Comments: realistic portrayal of female voice and acoustic instruments
System Strengths: Midrange clarity. Imaging. Detail
System Weaknesses: Lower bass
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Shortwave Radio, Antique Radio

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