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weedeewop's Condo System
IP Address: 68.113.144.246 Last Update: February 20, 2019 at 12:47:29
Amplifier: Luxman 509X-II integrated amplifier.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): N/A
Speakers: Sony SS NA2ES.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Oppo 103-D, Metrum Acoustics Onyx.
Mac Mini Headless unit for digital streaming.
Currently on Spotify, evaluating Tidal, Qobuz, ....
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Traveller Vr. 2, Ortolan Black.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Discovery Signature speaker cable. Discovery Essence and Plus interconnects. Belkin Gold 2M USB cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Power Cables.
Furman power strip.
Tweaks: Vibrapods under digital devices.
VPI 16.5 RCM.
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 18 x 8-12
Room Comments/Treatments: Room Tunes Panels infant of glass sliding doors.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Avant Garde Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Flat frequency response with no exaggerated or plummy bass.
Prefer a moderately wee and deep soundstage. Will accept moderate bass roll-off as system is in a condo.
System Strengths: Great for jazz and acoustical music recording playback. Great bass down to 36 hz or so. Even frequency response, excellent detail retrieval when its there due to low system noise floor. I don't need to obsess over tubes. The Luxman 509II is a great pairing with the Sony SS NA2ES. Who would have thought Sony could sound like this?
System Weaknesses: Need to focus on digital streaming improvements including digital signal cabling. Turntable is not up to the rest of the system. Time to re-evaluate turntable upgrade.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Attending jazz concerts, reading, water skiing, swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, XC skiing, snow shoeing, travel, good food, and wine.

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