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Paul Wilson's Main System System
IP Address: Last Update: December 09, 2023 at 02:43:45
Amplifier: T+A A3000HV Fully Balanced Stereo Amp

300 WPC @ 8 Ohms with Peak output of 380 WPC.
500 WPC @ 4 Ohms with Peak output of 700 WPC.

Symposium Super Plus Platform
Stillpoints Ultra 6 w/base for vibration control.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): T+A P3100HV Dual Mono, Fully Balanced Linestage Preamplifier

Stillpoints Ultra 6 w/ base for vibration control.

Nordost QPoint for resonance control.
Speakers: Laufer Teknik, Mark Porzilli designed (also designed The "Pipedreams" and the original "Scaena's") "The Note" Line Array Loudspeaker. Uses 56 one inch full range tweeters per tower (112 drivers in total) mounted on an 8 foot tall tower. Freq. range 80 Hz to 27,000 Hz. Extremely low mass - 0.466 Grams in total. Near zero compression. Huge Dynamics, move as much air as two 18" woofers.

IsoAcoustics Gaia I footers for vibration control

REL G1 Mark II Stereo Pair Subwoofers (used for low bass with The Grand Notes)

REL Baseline Blue 6M Cable with SpeakOn Connectors

Sub Power Cords: Nordost Heimdall II

CD Player/DAC: Music Server:
Laufer Teknik, Mark Porzilli designed Memory Player 64- 32 Core Music Server with analog and passive power supply upgrade, core mapping software, virtual battery, virtual clock, IDEAS, IDEAS 2 & IDEAS 3 Software, Defractionalized Memory, Automated Slot Loading, Stealth Mode Operation, 4 TB SSD and 2TB Conventional Drive

Symposium Svelte Plus Platform For Memory Player

4TB External SSD Hard Drive for additional music storage

Bricasti M21 Platinum Edition DAC
Symposium Super Plus Platform

CD Player:
Rotel CD-11 Tribute

Nordost Bronze Sort Kones for vibration control.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Luxman PD-151 Turntable
Ortofon MC Verismo Cartridge
Ortofon ST-70 Step Up Transformer

Stillpoints LPI (VPI Version) Center Weight

Mobile Fidelity Masterphono Phonostage
Stillpoints Ultra SS w/ Base Footers (Set of 4)
Other Source(s): Apple iPad Pro 16 Gb White (Used To Control Music Server)

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Main Components & Power Conditioner:

Main Power Cord From Dedicated Wall Outlet To Niagra 7000- Mark Porzilli Designed Liquid Reference Power Cord

Speaker Cables- Mark Porzilli Designed Liquid Reference Speaker Cables

Power Cord on T+A A3000HV Amp- Mark Porzilli Designed Liquid Reference Power Cord

Power Cords (Uses 2) on T+A P3100HV Preamp- Mark Porzilli Designed Liquid Reference Power Cords

Power Cord on Bricasti M21 Platinum Edition DAC- Nordost Odin

Power Cord on Memory Player 64 Music Server- Nordost Odin

AES / EBU XLR Digital Cable- Nordost Odin

Interconnects between DAC and Preamp- Nordost Odin

Interconnects between Phonostage and Preamp- Nordost Odin

Interconnects Between Preamp and Amp - Nordost Odin

Tonearm Cable- Nordost Valhalla 2

Secondary Components:
Rotel CD-11 CD Player Uses Nordost Tyr 2 Interconnects and Heimdall Power Cord (This Component Is Seldom Used)

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioning:
AudioQuest Niagra 7000 Power Conditioner
Symposium Super Plus Platform used for vibration control

Power Outlets:
Furtech GTX-D (G) Duplex Wall Outlet
Furtech GTX Wall Frame
Furtech 104-D Carbon Fiber Duplex Outlet Cover

Room Treatments:
GIK Acoustics Tri Traps Bass Traps
GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps
GIK Acoustics 244 Ceiling Panels
GIK Acoustics 2A & 4A Alpha Panels w/ 1D Design Sequence
GIK Acoustics 4A Alpha Panels with 2D Design Sequence
GIK Acoustics PolyFusors
GIK N23 5" Quadratic Diffusor

KLAudio Ultra Sonic Record Cleaning Machine
Mobile Fidelity Record Cleaning Brush
Mobile Fidelity One Record cleaning Solution
Lyra Stylus Cleaner

HHG Custom Designed & Built Audio Rack
Tweaks: Nordost QLine 2M Ground Wire On Following Components:
Amp to Preamp
Preamp to DAC

Insulators where power cords touch interconnects and digital cables.

Room Size (LxWxH): 32 x 16 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: I am fortunate to have a dedicated audio room with the sole purpose of listening to music. I have made extensive use of GIK Acoustics Bass Traps, Absorptive Panels, Reflective Panels and Combination Panels to stunning results.

Adopted Live Room / Dead Room setup for acoustical panels. Greatly enhanced overall sonic picture and heightened soundstage and imaging.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Smooth Jazz
Some R&B
Some Country
Some Classical
Vintage Rock
System Goals/Comments: Preserve and increase a lifelike, totally neutral, accurate to the recording sonic presentation.
System Strengths: BIG Powerful Sound, High Degree of Clarity, Remarkable Imaging, Elimination Of Sweet Spot, Powerful Bass. Very Enjoyable Sound. Hits All The Marks. All Components, Cables, Interconnects & Vibration Control Are Compatible With Each Other. No Obvious Weak Links In The Chain

Considerable Attention Paid To Vibration Control, Lowering Noise Floor and Cleaning The AC Line

Room Treatments Are Very Important
System Weaknesses: Not Many
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG 55" OLED 4K UHD Television
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR5001
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Totem KIN
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVD Payer
Apple TV
Comments on HT System: I am not a big fan of HT. I am perfectly happy with just a TV. I bought a few pieces because the great room in my house was wired for front and rear speakers. Maybe one day I'll be excited by HT but not currently.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Write Equipment Reviews and General Interest Articles For Future Audiophile
Enjoy Live Music
Enjoy Italian High Performance Sports Cars
Enjoy Vintage American Muscle Cars
Collect Watches
Enjoy College Football, Basketball
Like To Cook

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