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Tom 's Simplify, simplify, simplify.... System
IP Address: 72.201.149.216 Last Update: March 27, 2019 at 08:42:02
Amplifier: PS Audio Stellar M700 monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary Audio SLP-98L and/or PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell Preamp/DAC
Speakers: GoldenEar Technologies Triton Reference speakers
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Theta Digital Jade Transport
Pioneer Elite DVD/SACD player
PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell Preamp/DAC
PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC
Theta Digital Gen VA DAC
Benchmark DAC-1

Turntable/Phono Stage: Clearaudio Champion 2 turntable
J.A. Michell TecnoArm
Benz Glider 2 H.O.
Shure V15 Type II Improved
Denon DL-160
Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood
Clearaudio Nano v2 phono preamp
Other Source(s): Mac Mini (late 2014) w/2TB Fusion Drive/8GB Memory/3.0 GHz i7 2-core.
~3000 CDs/digitized LPs/downloaded albums in Apple Lossless or AIFF format thru Audirvana Plus/iTunes. Tidal HiFi also.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Transparent Audio MusicWave Ultra MM2
Transparent Audio MusicLink Ultra RCA
Audioquest Carbon USB
Kimber Illuminati BNC
Audioquest Red River RCA
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3
PS Audio Power Cords
Harmonic Technology Power Cord
Signal Cable Magic Power Cords
Michael Green Room Tunes/Corner Tunes
Apple iPod Touch, iPhone 7 or iPad Air 2 for iTunes/Audirvana remote
Portable battery-powered Sony Bluetooth speaker/FM Radio for casual
patio/pool listening via iTunes cloud storage, Tidal or Pandora.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13' x 11' x 8'-11' vault
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): all, but mainly "classical" 19th and 20th century music, post-bop jazz and Great American Songbook vocals.
System Goals/Comments: This was truly a simple all-in-one integrated amp/dac system when I named it (after having owned various tube monoblock amps, preamps and sources) but it has gotten a little more involved with the addition of the Mac mini, USB dacs and software. But more fun for me. Never boring. Always a setting to experiment with/tweak.
System Strengths: Big palpable soundstage in a relatively small room.
System Weaknesses:
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung UN65KU6300 TV
Panasonic TC-P55ST50 Plasma TV
DirecTV HR54 Genie and K61 Genie Mini
DirecTV AM21 OTA Tuner

Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Amazon Fire TV Box for streaming content and mirroring
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Denon DHT-S514 2.1 Soundbar
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray Player

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