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Paul Wilson's Main System System
IP Address: Last Update: April 12, 2020 at 04:40:15
Amplifier: Esoteric A-02 Dual Mono, Fully Balanced Stereo Amp w/ Stillpoints LPI For Vibration Control

400 WPC Continous Minimum Output (Intermittent Peak Output Of 500 WPC) @ 4 Ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Esoteric C-02 Dual Mono, Fully Balanced Linestage Preamplifier
Symposium Super Plus Platform For Vibration Control
Nordost QPoint for additional vibrational control
Speakers: Laufer Teknik, Mark Porzilli designed (also designed The "Pipedreams" and the original "Scaena's") "The Note" Line Array Loudspeaker. Uses 56 - 1" drivers in a vertical column per tower. 112 Drivers in total. Frequency Range 85Hz to 27,000 Hz.Subs needed for low bass. Full Range Drivers from 85 Hz to 27,000 Hz. No Crossover network. Speakers radiate sound 360 degrees up to 14,000 Hz, 180 Degrees up to 27,000 Hz. Move more air than 2 - 18" woofers but with near zero overhang. Because of omnidirectIonality, the sweet spot is effectively eliminated. Lower distortion than planar speakers. Clarity equal or better than planar speakers but with huge dynamics. Unbelievable imaging - can pinpoint where instruments are portrayed on the sound field and in the room.

REL G1 Mark II Stereo Pair Subwoofers (used for low bass with The Notes)
REL Baseline Blue 6M Cable with SpeakOn Connectors
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 with Magico QPods for vibration control.

4TB External SSD Hard Drive

Esoteric D-02 Fully Balanced, Dual Mono DAC w/ Stillpoints Ultra 6 w/Base Vibration Control
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Classic Signature w/ 3D Printed Tonearm- Piano Black Base

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge

Symposium Svelte Plus Isolation Platform For TT Vibration Control
Symposium VPI Classic Series Footer Isolation Replacement Kit

Stillpoints LPI (VPI Version) Center Weight
VPI Outer Periphery Ring

VTL TP-6.5, Fully Balanced Phonostage w/ Stillpoints Ultra 6 w/Base For Vibration Control
Other Source(s): Cambridge Audio Azur 751 BD SACD / BluRay Player w/ Black Diamond Racing Anti Vibration Cones For Vibration Control (Not Actively Used)

Apple iPad Pro 16 Gb White (Used To Control Music Server)

Bluesound Node 2

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Main Components, Power Purifier Device & Power Distribution Blocks:

Main Power Cord From Dedicated Wall Outlet To Nordost Qx4- Nordost Odin 2
Speaker Cables- Nordost Odin 2

Power Cord From Qx4 To Primary QB8- Nordost Odin
Power Cord on A-02 Amp- Nordost Odin
Power Cord on C-02 Preamp- Nordost Odin
Power Cord on D02 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
All Remaining Power Cords- Nordost Valhalla 2

Secondary Components:
Cambridge Audio SACD / BluRay Player Uses Nordost Tyr 2 Interconnects and Heimdall Power Cord (This Component Is Seldom Used)
Bluesound Node 2 uses Nordost Heimdall Interconnect to DAC

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioning:
Nordost Qx4 Power Purifier & Field Generator
Nordost Qv2 Line Stabilizers (One Pair)
Nordost Qk1 Line Enhancer
Nordost QPoint Resonance Synchronizer

Power Distribution:
Main Components: Nordost Qb8 Mark II on Nordost Bronze Sort Kones
Secondary Components: Nordost Qb8 Mark II on Nordost Bronze Sort Kones

Grounding Device:
Nordost QKore 6 Grounding Station w/ Ground Cables to Amp (L&R Channel) Preamp, DAC, Music Server and Primary Qb8

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
DAC to Earth Ground on Primary Qb8

Rubber Spacers between points where cables touch each other. This helps isolate the signal carried by each cable and prevents bleed off especially from power cords to interconnects.
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.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Smooth Jazz
Some R&B
Some Country
Some Classical
Vintage Rock
System Goals/Comments: Planning Mono Blocks in near future. Looking at Dan D'Agostino Master Audio, Esoteric Grandiose Series, VTL MB Series
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: Samsung 60" 4K SUHD TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR5001
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Totem KIN
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVD Payer
Apple Mac Mini
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 new 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 For Audiophile Review (Dot Com)
Enjoy Live Music
Enjoy Vintage Muscle Cars
Collect Watches
Enjoy College Football, Basketball
Try To Play Golf
Like To Cook
Self Employed

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