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tedtag's Main System System
IP Address: Last Update: September 03, 2016 at 08:08:29
Amplifier: Carver Black Beauty 305's on 4" spiked Mapleshade Plinths and Giant Brass Footers, Nuforce R20's, Conrad Johnson Premier 8 monoblocks (all upgrades) CAT JL7 mono blocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad Johnson GAT, Cat Legend Black Path, Modwright SWL9SE, Triode TRX2
Speakers: Magnepan 3.7i's with Magnestands on 4" spiked Mapleshade Plinths. REL G2 Subs (pair), Peter Gunn MMG's, Quad ESL63's, Quad 2905's, PK Quad 5 panel Customs, JM Lab Utopias, REL S3's,
CD Player/DAC: Modwright Oppo 105 (all upgrades), Bryston CD1, Cyrus Mapleshade Mod DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Conrad Johnson Premier 15 (all upgrades), VPI Classic 3, 3D arm, Herbie's TT Mat, Koetsu Blue Lace Onyx, Koetsu Rosewood Signature with Soundsmith retip, Bob's Devises Cinemag 20, Eagle/Roadrunner, Audience tonearm cables
Other Source(s): Merrill Heirloom TT's (2) Ortophon and Jelco 750D arms, Kuzma Stabi/Stogi TT (modded) Cadenza Bronze, Soundsmith Voice, Benz Glider.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Shunyata Anaconda Speaker Cables, Python interconnects, Audience Au24SE interconnects and speaker cables. Cable Cooker
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Triton/ Typhon, Hydra, Shunyata Anaconda/Python Power Cords all components, Dedicated 20 amp circuit
Tweaks: Merrill 450 lb cast iron rack with 2" Mapleshade plinths, Sampson V.3 rack, Brass Footers, Isoblocks, Herbie's Tube Dampers (all tubes), DF-SS cable lifts, Audio Desk Systeme, Spin Clean, VPI 16.5, Fozgometer, Digital VTF gauge, Feickert Protractor, Laser Levels, Jim Smith "Get Better Sound"
Room Size (LxWxH): 28' x 14' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: 20 HFT's, 3 FEQ's, 9 Stillpoint Apertures, 7 Tube Traps, 5" high Platform under couch, Silk Plants, Wool Carpet, Herbies Gliders under speaker spikes
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Folk, Classic Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, anything acoustic; mostly vinyl
System Goals/Comments: Continue to fine tune for optimal sound quality. Strong advocate for meticulous setup. Speaker locations and toe in are dialed in to 1/16"tolerance using laser tools
System Strengths: All tube, planar, vinyl system is easy to listen to for long periods, relaxed but detailed with great presence, tone, and dynamics. Imaging is natural with large soundstage depth and width.
System Weaknesses: Sensitive to small tweaks especially VTF and VTA. VTF must be within .01g
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 65" curved 4K
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz 7.1processor, NAD/Rotel amps,
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Golden Ear Triton 2's (front), Focal 845's (rear), KEF (center), REL S3 subs
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo 105, Dish
Comments on HT System: Mostly watch sports.TV is great, sound is good

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