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MLKIII's Den Set up System
IP Address: Last Update: May 08, 2016 at 07:05:04
Amplifier: Marantz SM11-S1
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Muse Model 3 Signature
Speakers: Audio Artistry Vivaldi
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer CD recorder to record LP's to CD, never play it on the big system.
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Tnt Jr, heavily modified
Herron VTPH-1, ET 2.5 Tonearm, Lyra Delos
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: HSU Subwoofer
Herron Interconnect Phono to Preamp, Grover interconnect Pre to Amp, Cable Research Labs speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Hydra, VPI stand, custom Critical Mass turntable base.
Tweaks: fo.Q tape throughout, Battery ground tweak, stillpoints under phono stage and preamp, amp on maple stand.
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 17 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Assymemtic, wall to wall carpet on concrete floor, sunshine basement, three treatment squares (2' x 2') on back wall
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Alternative, rock classic and otherise, celtic, singer songwriter, esp female, shoegaze, some classical esp woodwinds.
System Goals/Comments: Lower noise floor, sense of space between sounds.
System Strengths: Very open w/ dipole speakers, solid imaging thanks to fo.Q tape and rack tweaks, engaging, dynamic, clean.
System Weaknesses: Noise floor could be lower, bass could be tighter, TT not last word in drive and speed stability.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG Plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Vandersteen 2CI
Sources (DVD/VCR): Direct Tv
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Golf, Guitar, Gardening

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