|PAR's Good enough for me. System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: October 27, 2018 at 08:49:06|
|Amplifier:||No stand alone amplifier. I use active speakers with built in tri-amplification.|
SPL Phonitor 2 for Headphone listening.Also see pre-amp below.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||EAR 868PL. Also can use DAC direct to active speakers.|
|Speakers:||ATC SCM50ASL. Updated to current specification Nov 2016 including ATC SH25-76S tweeters.|
|CD Player/DAC:||dCS Vivaldi 2 DAC and Master Clock. dCS Paganini CD/SACD transport.|
NB: Transport is now a secondary source, most digital music is computer based.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||J A Michell Orbe SE modified for 2 arms. |
SME V/Ortofon Windfeld Ti. Audiomods Series 5 micrometer arm/Ortofon 2M Mono SE. Icon PS3 MkII Signature Edition phonostage.
|Other Source(s):||Naim NAT 01 FM tuner. |
JRiver MC 23 on PC dedicated music server(Win10). Qobuz Sublime+ hi-rez streaming.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Harmonic technology Magic II, analogue interconnects only. Artisan solid silver cables for digital. System does not require speaker cables.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Quadraspire SVT 5 tier double bay rack with Bronze upgrade. . BeyerDynamic DT880/600 ohm, Sony MDR CD700 or Sennheiser HD600 cans.|
|Tweaks:||Cardas myrtle wood blocks as cable lifters. Audiodesk Systeme Pro ultrasonic record cleaner. Custom slate speaker stands. Sound Damped Steel footers for turntable.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||circa. 8.5M x circa 5 M x circa 3M|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||3 x Room Lenses. Room is rather uneven without these which really work magic. Room has open staircase at one side which doesn't help.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical (esp. Baroque). Jazz from early Duke to now. Some classic rock.|
|System Goals/Comments:||This system has evolved over many years. I have heard better but only at stratospheric costs.|
|System Strengths:||Accuracy, musicality. Ability to shine with all sources.|
|System Weaknesses:||Roughly the lowest region ( 20Hz - circa 35 Hz)is not there. Mind you my room would not support it anyway. System needs too many cables!|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Food, wine, reading.|