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IP Address: Last Update: November 22, 2020 at 12:44:19
Amplifier: Nagra PMA, solid state, 200 w/8 Ω monoblock amplifier
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Nagra PL-L, two box, hybrid, 12AX7s ( x 2 )/12AU7 tube complement, ACPS PSU, line preamplifier
Speakers: Acuhorn Rosso Superiore175 Superleggera, 1 way, 99 dB SPL/4 Ω comp. dipole, horn floorstanding
CD Player/DAC: Transport:
EMM Labs CDSD SACD transport
EMM Labs DAC6 DSD D/A converter
Turntable/Phono Stage: Turntable:
Pluto Audio Model 12A Standard
belt drive, one DC motor and fly-wheel, ceramic subchassis, stainless steel built plat, copper plat and carbon mat, battery PSU powered, Pluto Audio Clamp Standard RVS, 0,4 Kgrs. stainless steel turntable clamp ; built by dutch turntable's builder artisan Eddy Driessen ( improved with the optional fly-wheel ) table
Moerch DP-8 9 " tonearm
Van den Hul The Colibri XPG LW cartridge
Phono preamplifier tweaks:
Harmonix Line Enacom mark2 RF filter
Acoustic Revive FCS-8 noise filter ( x 4 )
Cardas Audio Signature Series RCA caps ( x 12 )
Analogue system additional accesories:
Clearaudio Level Gauge high precision bubble level ( x 2 )
KAB Electro Acoustics Speedstrobe
Pluto Audio Speedstrobe
Record cleaner:
Audiorevita BRC-01 ultrasonic cleaner machine
Reference phono stage:
Zesto Audio Andros 1.2, one box, tube, 12AX7 ( x 4 ) tube complement, phono stage
Phono stage #2:
Plinius Koru, one box, solid state, phono stage
Other Source(s): McIntosh MR85 analogue tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables:
Vitus Audio Andromeda
Interconnect cables:
EmmLabs Optilink
Nordost Valhalla Reference
Transparent Musiclink Reference XL
Clearaudio Sixstream
Van den Hul MC Silver IT
Kimber Kable Select KS1111
Van den Hul The Name Antenna cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power signal treatment:
Ayre Acoustics L-5xe line filter
The Gryphon Powerzone power distributor
Vibex One 6Rh power distributor ( x 2 )
Cardas Golden Reference ( x 3 )
Kimber PK-14 Powerkord - EMM Labs courtesy - ( x 2 )
Siltech Classic Anniversary SPX-300
Dedicated and custom-to-made hifi racks ( x 5 )
Tweaks: Cable isolation:
Precision Audio Cable Elevators ( x 8 )
Components isolation:
Artesania Audio dampers ( x 4, different weight models )
Artesania Audio antiresonating stands ( x 3 )
Artesania Audio isolation tuning feet/discus set ( x 3 )
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 ft x 15 ft x 8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustic treatment:
Auralex Acoustics T'fusor 3D Sound Diffusor, diffusion wall panels
Auralex Acoustics Studiofoam DST, absorption wall panels
Artesania Audio custom-to-made absorption ceiling panels.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost all genres but rap: zarzuela, opera - belcantiste, veriste, baroque -, ancient - medieve, renaissance, early baroque -, classic period, contemporary, rock - progressive, psychodelic -, jazz - vocal -, electronic, folk, bossanova, tango.
I own 1680 records; 60 % classical, 40 % other genres; 1060 cd/sacd/dvda, 420 lp/single and 200 bd/dvd
System Goals/Comments: System focused in voice reproduction excellence. Opera and other vocal genres are played most of the listening time.
System Strengths: Holography, transparency and superb midrange.
System Weaknesses: Acoustical response of the - no-dedicated - listening room. Some problems remain unsolved with bass frequencies.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sim2 Domino Crystal Cube HD DLP projector
Stewart Filmscreen Cima series 100" screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Parasound Halo C2 Dolby Digital/DTS surround processor
Parasound Halo A52, solid state, 5 x 225 w/4 Ω multichannel powerstage
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Chario Constellation Phoenix center speaker, 2 way, 90 dB SPL/4 Ω
Chario Constellation Ursa Major rear speakers, 4 way, 91 dB SPL/4 Ω
James Loudspeakers Cinema 15 subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Linn Unidisk SC DVD player
Pioneer BDP-LX91 bluray player
Other HT Gear: Speakers cables:
Kimber Select KS3033 - center -
Nordost Leif White Lightning - rear -
Interconnect cables:
Atlas Mavros S/PDIF
Audioquest Pearl HDMI
JPS Labs Superconductor FX series
JPS Labs Ultraconductor II series ( x 3 )
Shunyata Python Helix Alpha
Vibex Anniversary Power Cord
MIT Shotgun AC-1
XLO Reference 3 Type 10
Other gear:
Artesania Audio power distributor
Artesania Audio ceiling bracket A-1 - modded -
Walker Audio Valid Points Standard Kit
Comments on HT System: HT system for movies & concerts. I use to hear stereo system much more.
URL Link: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vdone&1260052232&read&keyw&zzchario
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cinema; classic and contemporary sci-fi movies.
Art; painting and sculpture devote.
Motor; classic spanish XXth century cars.
Chess; competition retired player.
Comics; Herge's Tintin first edition comics collector.
Wine aficionado.

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