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hifiman5@ptd.net's hifiman5 basement stereo system System
IP Address: Last Update: February 21, 2017 at 16:55:18
Amplifier: SmC Audio Revision A+ of a McCormack DNA-1 Deluxe stereo amplifier
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): RHB Dezigns modified conrad johnson PV12-L line stage.
Speakers: Vandersteen Treo CT with two Vandersteen 2wq subwoofers wearing 45 lb. weight discs to mass load the cabinet..
CD Player/DAC: Modwright Truth Marantz SA-8005 SACD player
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Scout with JMW-9 Plus arm and a Dynavector 20X2 moving coil cartridge with a microridge stylus Aragon 47k phono stage with the Isolated Power Supply
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Volcano for mid-treble and Audioquest Caldera for bass. Audioquest Colorado interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Premier Power Plant AC regenerator for all components sans the power amp. PS Audio Duet/Humbuster III for power amp. Quantum Symphony Pro. Hifi Tuning Noise Destroyer.
Tweaks: Herbie's audio labs tenderfeet under all components, Black Diamond Racing Mk.4 Cones under disc player and power supply.Various weights to mass load components. Herbie tube and interconnect dampers. Cryoset Gold Lion 12AU7 tubes for line stage
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 13.6' x 7.5'
Room Comments/Treatments: All wall and wall being intersections are treated with Roomtunes. Sonex panels cover the wall behind the listening seat.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything but rap.
System Goals/Comments: It has taken me 4 decades of audio equipment experiences to get to the point I'm at now. A very musically satisfying system with a strong emphasis on resonance control.
System Strengths: Dimensional Purity
System Weaknesses: none
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: reading, politics, monitoring/posting on audio enthusiast sites, exercising.

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