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akatana2112's Landru System
IP Address: Last Update: September 30, 2018 at 21:21:33
Amplifier: Channel Islands Audio D200 MKII
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Wyred4Sound STP SE
Speakers: Von Schweikert Audio VR33
CD Player/DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil gen 5 USB
Cambridge Audio azur 350c
Turntable/Phono Stage: Pro-Ject RM5.1 SE
Sumiko Blue Point No.2
Technics SL-Q200
Audio Technica AT311EP
Schiit Mani
Other Source(s): Fanless Core i5 PC
Channel Islands Audio VDA2 with VAC1
Sony DVP S7000 modded with IEC power jack
Rotel RT1080 Tuner - modified
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speakers: DIY Wireworld Oasis 7 + Xhadow spades, external bi-wire
Pre-to-Power: DIY VHAudio V-Quad Cu24 + Vampire XLR
DAC output: DIY VHAudio V-Quad Cu24 + Vampire XLR
TT/PhonoPre: JPS Ultraconductor RCA
Tuner: WireWorld Equinox 7 RCA
CDP digital output: Oyaide DR-510
Computer USB: Oyaide Neo d+ Series Class S USB
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman Elite 15 power conditioner
Power Cables:
Audioquest NRG2 - DAC, preamp, tuner
Cullen Cable Avius - power amps
Wireworld Stratus 7 - CDP
Signal Cable MagicPower - power conditioner input
Tweaks: iFi USB iPurifier3
iFi SPDIF iPurifier
Herbie's threaded stud gliders on speakers
Turntable set on Butcherblock Audio platform
Tuner modded with AD8066 OpAmp, Nichicon's, Takman REX
PC powered by Acopian A12MT400 linear power supply with DIY DH Labs BL-1 DC umbilical, Oyaide DC-2.5G connector.
Room Comments/Treatments: My room is super-deep and open to lower level so I can't build any pressure. Very high vaulted ceiling with peak running front to back.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rush - 2015 remasters on vinyl and 96-24, 70s vinyl and early CDs: 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres
Pink Floyd - 2011 CD remasters: Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall
UFO - 2008 CD remaster and old vinyl: Strangers in the Night
Fiona Apple - CD: Tidal
Steve Vai - CD: Alive in an Ultra World
Bob Marley, mon
Yamato Sound Almanac - CD remasters from 2012-2014: 1983 Part I is my favorite.
Tony Bennett, Sly Stone, Patsy Cline, Snoop, Dre, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Barry Gray, Uli Jon Roth, Classical KUSC especially w/Jim Svejda.
System Goals/Comments: I finally crossed the threshold of giddiness! I had to update all of my cabling to more recent designs to get there.
System Strengths: Nicely layered soundstage, finely rendered microdynamics with articulate and consistent bass. Drive and speed!
System Weaknesses: Deep gut-moving bass is missing. Null at 35Hz. A bit recessed in the mids. Analog2 upgrade for Yggy and room treatments desired.
Video/HT System: Separate
Comments on HT System: Connected to the audio system only through an optical interconnect (Lifatec Silflex glass)
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Guitar, bicycling, paddle boarding, automotive, electronics, engineering

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