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zelig 's 2020 System System
IP Address: 69.112.103.176 Last Update: May 20, 2020 at 04:09:03
Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK 3000SE
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Zesto Andros 1.2 phono pre
EMIA 20:1 Cu SUT
Speakers: Sonus Faber Cremona floorstanders, original version
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Wyred4Sound, DAC2DSD V2 with Femto clock upgrade with Wyred4Sound USB Recovery and LPS
Turntable/Phono Stage: Kuzma Reference 2, AMG 9W2, Dynavector XV-1s into SUT
Sota Star, SME V w/ZYX Airy3x into MC input of Andros
Other Source(s): Synology NAS>RJ45>NUC NUC5PPYH w/Akasa fanless case and DIY LPS w/JRiver Media>DAC
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber Monocle speaker, Kimber Silver Streak IC, Straightwire USB for NUC>DAC
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): APC
Tweaks: Herbie's fat grounding pads under Kuzma TT
Herbie's decoupling gliders under speaker spikes
Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 12 x 12
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, blues, jazz, Americana, classical. I have about 3,500 lps, having sold 2,400 in 2016 but since bought more. Approximately 4,000 lps have been ripped to a 192/24 digital format. Still listen to both lps and ripped media. About 2,000 cds on hand which do not get much play but are ripped to AIFF and then played back on the NAS/NUC/DAC setup.
System Goals/Comments: Coherence and soundstage
System Strengths: Balance
System Weaknesses: Does not move a lot of air compared to my Martin Logan Monolith IIIs
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Bicycle riding/European pro racing, Formula 1, drink/food, Travel. Retired now seven years after working the last 15 years offshore, Europe and Asia.

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