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Tom 's Simplify, simplify, simplify.... System
IP Address: 72.201.156.237 Last Update: August 14, 2020 at 15:42:38
Amplifier: PS Audio Stellar M700 monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary Audio SLP 98 Preamplifier
or
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier
Speakers: GoldenEar Technologies Triton Reference speakers
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Theta Digital Jade Transport
PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Pioneer Elite DVD/SACD player
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 XL RCA (2 pr.)
Audioquest Columbia XLR (2 pr.)

Audioquest Carbon USB
Audioquest Red River RCA
Kimber Illuminati BNC

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3
PS Audio Power Cords
Virtual Dynamics Power Cord
Harmonic Technology Power Cord
Signal Cable Magic Power Cords
Mapleshade block for TT
Michael Green Room Tunes/Corner Tunes
Apple iPod Touch, iPhone 10 or iPad Air 2 for iTunes/Audirvana remote
Portable battery-powered Harman/Kardon Go+Play II for casual
patio/pool/travel 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(es) 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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