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Rufixer's Office / Computer (Living room STEREO) System
IP Address: Last Update: April 24, 2015 at 16:54:51
Amplifier: NAD 2600 Power Envelope
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Essentially, I am using a Marantz 2230 as a PRE-AMP.....BUT, I am outputing it through the Tape out jacks TO a Carver MXR 130 Receiver SO THAT I can gain extra inputs available by using the Carver as the second of a TWO stage pre-amp strategy simply because I needed TWO more source inputs.

Phono preamp, AM-FM radio, Aux (CD Changer) input from Marantz 2230 Receiver

From Marantz Tape OUT jacks TO>Carver MXR 130 Receiver AUX Inputs. (Gets the Marantz sourced inputs on-board, (switching per Marantz). The Carver provides additional inputs from cable box (Xfinity) and Blu-Ray) Now we go to the STEREO amp.....EXCEPT for the headphone rig. I'm a Grado guy and I LOVE my SR 80e's. They come out of the Marantz because I kept the link from pre-out to main in intact( remember, I exited the Marantz via the TAPE OUT jacks) keeping the Marantz 30 watt power section in play, essential if you want to use the Marantz Stereo Phone Jack as your Headphone source/amp. Sounds very SWEET to me. The GRADO'S are truly excellent.
Speakers: NAD 2.5 (originals)
Available: M&K Original active Volkswoofer III and/or PSB SubOne i

For audio sources, these NAD 2.5 need NO help. Good down to 30 Hz or under..........
CD Player/DAC: Technics CD changer: MASH DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sansui SR-929 Turntable w/ Infinity Black Widow Tonearm w/ Grado Signature Cartridge. Platter Matter turntable mat, Denon spindle weight. Possibly my most cherished possession in this world for 34 yrs and going strong! (don't tell the old lady about this posting!)
Other Source(s): Yamaha T-500 Tuner
JVC TDW 307 Dual Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster cables and interconnects throughout.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11'-8" x 8'-6" x 7'-9"
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted floor, window @ left wall, tapestry @ right wall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic Rock (60's - 80's) YES, Led Zepp, Who, etc. MUSE is a newer interest. NO (c)rap or hip hop allowed on my rigs....PERIOD!
System Goals/Comments: DAC of vinyl LP collection (628 titles) and storage to computer for various purposes, including burning CD's for personal use only.
System Strengths: Excellent accurate bass. Very smooth response that is well integrated into the room.
System Weaknesses: None.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Samsung 51" plasma flatty
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Blu-Ray for all content (cd/DVD/Blu-Ray) Dish Net 722 w/ DVR satellite receiver for normal broadcast television....HD (1080i) of course!
Comments on HT System: Plasma has NO MOTION BLUR whatsoever and the color is stunning. Super value ($500) in a big TV. Stereo sound is adequate for most things
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Former competitive 3 event water skier (slalom), snow skiing, and collector of well preserved vinyl. Been to over 150 classic rock concerts dating from 1973 and seen just about everyone. Currently on my list of "must see's.....MUSE!

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