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zelig 's 2018 System System
IP Address: 74.89.252.42 Last Update: August 07, 2018 at 13:10:28
Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK 3000SE
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Zesto Andros 1.2 phono pre
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: Sota Star, SME V w/Benz Ebony L into DIY Jensen 347 SUT 12:1 into MM input of Andros
Sota Star, JVC UA 7045 w/Benz Glider straight 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.): Furtech PST8
Tweaks: 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 3,000 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 five years after working the last 15 years offshore, Europe and Asia.

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