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Story's Uncle Stephen System
IP Address: Last Update: December 05, 2023 at 06:17:48
Amplifier: both Tube, SS, & Hypex type
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Various including DIY passive, plus a couple mod'd classics
Speakers: Quad57's & swarm type subs, regular cloth on the Quads no metal grills. No better midrange than 57's but of course you already know that
CD Player/DAC: yes with adjustable dither to linearize the conversion, CD/DVD player w/Allen Wright mods. Also Taddeo PASSIVE Digital Antidote and it works well. Alesis recorder with Hard drive also
Turntable/Phono Stage: 2 tables, nice carts, and commercial & DIY tube phono stage
Other Source(s): Real instruments - been a playing/working musician since 4 years old (started w/piano), ears are still excellent because I've always protected them. What about YOU?
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow silver, Kimber 4tc, interconnects are various DIY OFC
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 20amp separate circuit installed in listening room from new breaker box, and Panamax voltage regulator because of lousy NJ power service
Tweaks: Mapleshade Silclear, Deoxit
Room Comments/Treatments: it's a room not an audio only room. I position the speakers to within a few mm's, makes a huge difference in time alignment
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All genre's except opera & rap
System Goals/Comments: after owning horns and many speakers, Quad 57's are where it's at and only a long-time owner knows this
System Strengths: lots of music
System Weaknesses: time to listen
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: just a basic Samsung, I'm not into home theatre and don't give a crap
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):
Sources (DVD/VCR):
Other HT Gear:
Comments on HT System: wife has Altec Valencia's; my serious system is for serious listening to music

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