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wynpalmer's Wyn's main System
IP Address: Last Update: March 22, 2018 at 14:39:59
Amplifier: Fully updated Rogue Audio M180s
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Modified Hovland HP100.
Speakers: Martin Logan Montis , HSU ULS 15MKII sub.
Responses tuned using XTZ room analyzer II pro.
CD Player/DAC: Laptop, Havana DAC, Halide SPDIF bridge.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Modified VPI Classic SE with 10.5" 3D arm and extra arm weight. Miyajima Madake cartridge.
Custom MC SUT. AD797 MC preamp.
Other Source(s): Otari MX50NII tape deck. 15IPS and 7.5IPS.
Fully calibrated and within spec. with stock electronics (for the time being) and new Athan pinch roller. W&F measured less than 0.03%. Freq. response 30-20kHz @15IPS +/- 1dB playback (MRL tape).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: All custom. Characterized for lumped equivalent capacitance/inductance/resistance then SPICE modelled with emulations of the various system components. YES- IT DOES MATTER with MC cartridges, electrostatic speakers/tube amps.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Custom solid maple stand with Auralex great gramma pad underneath the TT.
Speakers on sorbothane pads. Home made power conditioner. Sennheiser HD800S headphones.
Stax SR-L700 headphones.
Room Size (LxWxH): 46 x 17 x 21
Room Comments/Treatments: Schroeder frequency of 63Hz. Treated to provide 450ms reverb time and to attenuate the major room resonance cluster at 49Hz.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly classical , all genres except "squeak and fart". 60s/70s pop. Some jazz.
I attend many live performances.
System Goals/Comments: My goal was to have the system sound as close as possible to what I hear at concerts. I don't care so much about the usual "audiophile" descriptors.
System Strengths: It sounds like music!
System Weaknesses: None that I'm aware of or at least care about.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Amplifier circuit/system design using SPICE.

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