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driver's Living Room System
IP Address: Last Update: October 13, 2021 at 12:15:37
Amplifier: Magnus Audio MA-400
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Atma-Sphere MP-3 w/V-Cap & damping upgrades
Speakers: Acoustic Zen Adagio

JL Audio E-112 sub using Jensen ISO-MAX PC-2XR transformers from pre
CD Player/DAC: Rotel CD-11 Tribute as transport/Primare DAC30
Turntable/Phono Stage:

Other Source(s): Fisher FM-100-B
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Cross speaker cable re-terminated w/Rhodium die cast compression spades.

Cardas Golden Reference to amp & DAC, Cardas Lightning digital to DAC, Luminous Audio Synchestra Reference to tuner; DH Labs Sub Sonic II w/Cardas SLVR to sub (after Jensen's)

Other than a Cardas Cross PC to pre all other PC's are DIY.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Brickwall Surge Protector PW8R15AUD upgraded with Cardas 3455R wall plug and Hubbell 5252 oulets.

Wall outlet is Cardas 4181 Rhodium duplex singly mounted in double gang box w/jumbo Kyle cover plate (trimmed w/Dynamat).

Rack is solid wood from the 80's that has been reinforced to hold over 500 lbs. I stand on this (after taking TT off) to adjust curtains, etc. directly behind rack.
Tweaks: Isolation devices under everything-Herbie's stuff, cork & rubber squares, Bright Star Audio, etc.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 11' 5" x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Bass traps in corners behind spkrs, acoustic panels behind system against wall. Ceiling to floor curtain help w/reflections on left side, sofa does pretty good job on right. W2W carpet, a 41 year old Schefflera & occasional dog on the floor help tame the room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Beatles era & beyond rock is my mainstay but open to any & all styles, as long as it is listenable. Getting into country more these days. Enjoy quality electronica & some off the wall stuff.
System Goals/Comments: To simply achieve the sound I'm after, albeit within certain constraints.
System Strengths: Overall nice presentation.
System Weaknesses: Well, I have to share the space, as it is the living room but I'm here a lot, so have plenty of time to play music.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 47" Vizio
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): What came with the TV
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD/VCR combo
Comments on HT System: I can plug the DVD/VCR machine into the pre if I want to watch a movie thru the stereo but it is not connected now.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Fully equipped garage to work on vehicles. I do pro sound a few times a month. Riding motorcycles when I'm able.

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