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chaskelljr2@yahoo.com's Or Affordable High-End #2 System
IP Address: Last Update: October 02, 2019 at 19:19:23
Amplifier: Schiit Audio Vidar (Class A/AB, Dual-Mono, 100 Watts Per Channel @ 8 Ohms, 200 Watts Per Channel @ 4 Ohms, 400 Watts Mono, RCA & XLR Inputs).
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Schiit Audio Freya Active/Passive Balanced Solid-State/Tube Preamplifier w/Remote (RCA & XLR Inputs and Outputs).

Schiit Audio Jotunheim Headphone Amplifier.
Speakers: GoldenEar Triton Seven (29 Hz. to 35 kHz., 89 dB of Sensitivity with 2.83 Volts/Meter, +/- 3dB, 8 Ohms, Rec. Amp. Power: 10 Watts RMS to 300 Watts RMS).

Focal Elear Headphones.
CD Player/DAC: Marantz HD-CD-1.

Schiit Audio Bifrost 2 DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: KAB/Technics SL-1210 M5G + Nagaoka MP-200 (Denon DL-301 Mk2 coming in 2020).

Schiit Audio Mani.

VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine with Cleaning Fluids.
Other Source(s): BlueSound NODE 2i.

Apple iPad Mini 4 (128 GB w/iTunes + Remote Control Apps).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AudioQuest GBC Speaker Cables (10 ft./Pair).

AudioQuest Silver Extreme Audio Interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman Elite-20 DMi Power Conditioner.

Pangea Audio Vulcan Four Shelf Audio Rack (in Rosenut).

Pangea Audio Vulcan Amp Stand (in Rosenut).
Tweaks: Pangea Audio AC 14 MkII Power Cable Cord w/Cardas Cable.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 16 x 14
Room Comments/Treatments: My music room has wall-to-wall carpeting, wooden mini blinds, heavy draperies, a neoclassic cherry wood end table with a jade colored marble top, a small computer desk with my computer system housed right into it, a camal back loveseat, a leather recliner with matching ottman, and of course, an equipment stand with my audio system housed right inside of it.

My room also has a three paned bay window on the front end of my listening room with a closet that is located in the rear area of the room. This is where my music collection is stored.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Modern R&B (80's-to-Present Day R&B -- Aaliyah, Alicia Keys, Anita Baker, Ashanti, Beyonce, Brandy, Cherrelle, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Rhianna, Stephanie Mills, Teena Marie, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Alexander O'Neal, Babyface, Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight, Jeffery Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Keith Sweat, R. Kelly, Usher, Luther Vandross, Destiny's Child, En Vogue, TLC, Guy, The Jacksons, LeVert (and Gerald LeVert), Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Twista!).

Classic R&B (60's and 70's R&B -- Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Issac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Billy Preston, Lou Rawls, Barry White, The Chi-Lites, The 5th Dimension, The Impressions, The Isley Bros., The O'Jays, The Stylistics, The Whispers, The Emotions, The Pointer Sisters, The Staple Singers, and almost anything recorded on Atlantic or Motown).

Rap/Hip-Hop (Bruno Mars, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Drake, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Heavy D, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Ludacris, NAS, Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, P Diddy and the Family, Public Enemy, RUN-DMC, Snoop Doggy Dog, 2 Pac, Timbaland and Magoo, Two Chainz, Yung Joc, Cardi B., Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and Trina).

Funk (Bar-Kays, Cameo, Commodores, Con-Funk-Sion, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool and the Gang, Mandrill, Ohio Players, Sly and the Family Stone, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Brides of Funkenstien, Mothership Connection, Funkadelic, Parliment Funkadelic, Parliment, Zapp featuring Roger Troutman, Heatwave (Funk Group From the 1970's), Prince, and Rick James).

Jazz (BB King, George Benson, John Coltrane, George Duke, Duke Ellington, Kenny G, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Boney James, Al Jerreau, Quincy Jones, Najee, Grover Washington, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Phyllis Hyman and Sade).

Rock (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Hall and Oates, The Beatles, Culture Club (early 80's only), Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and Tina Turner).
System Goals/Comments: For System Strengths and Weaknesses, see the corresponding sections below.
System Strengths: Fast and Dynamic, Bass Extension, Slam, and Energy, Midrange is focused, fluid and insightful, Treble Extension is airy, extended, but not bright or strident.

Soundstaging has depth and realism.

Cost effective for system scope and execution.
System Weaknesses: Components are from newer upstart manufacturers, and that means that system may lack the "snob appeal" that you expect to get from a system that is made up from components from established manufacturers.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I am a Computer Support Specialist by trade. I am also a home business owner. My hobbies include watching movies, listening to music (which is why I have the systems that are listed above), surfing the internet, reading, Washington Redskins Football, Los Angeles Lakers Basketball, and hanging out with family and friends.

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