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claud's Computer Room Stereo System
IP Address: Last Update: April 13, 2016 at 17:12:54
Amplifier: Cary V12i, upgraded by Cary to 'R',Jensen foil/oil caps ,NOS various 12BZ7s, NOS Brimar EL84s, Electroharmonix 6CA7 'big bottles' or Groove Tube E34LSs, TG Audio SLVR powercord, Herbies Tube Dampers on the EL 84s and 12BZ7s
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SPL 98 with Hexfed, caps and direct coupled upgrades, NOS Raytheon VT-231s and Sylvania 'chrome dome' 6SN7WGTs or '52 Sylvania 6SN7GTs, Herbie's tube dampers, TG Audio SLVR powercord
Speakers: Merlin TSM-MM w/sand filled Osiris stands, Sennheiser 600 headphones w/ Cardas cord
CD Player/DAC: Cary 308T W/TG Audio High Purity IC,NOS
1960s Amperex Bugle Boy 'halo' getter 7316s , TG Audio SLVR powercord. HHb 850 CD recorder w/ Silver Audio Hyacinth ICs and Silver Audio Powerburst powercord.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P 25 with Shelter 501 Mk. II, Neuance shelf, Eastern Electric Minimax phono preamp w/ TG Audio 688 powercord and NOS 6X4 rectifier, 12AX7s and 5751s, Luminous Audio Synchestra Signature IC
Other Source(s): Yamaha TX 950 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: TG Audio HSR speaker cables and jumpers, Luminous Audio Synchestra Signature amp/pre connection. .Harmonic Tech CyberLink Platinum connecting CDP And CDR.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VanEvers Model 85 Reference with TG Audio SLVR powercord and Panamax plug in outlet surge supressors on both wall outlets. Blue Circle Noisehound
Tweaks: Cables , speaker positioning and growing NOS tube inventory,cut puters off when listening. Tube rollin to tune system .
Room Size (LxWxH): 13' x 11' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Cleaned out all of wife's craft goodies and intrusive cabinet that semi blocked one speaker.Carpet, large cloth couch, cloth puter chairs and a 14 lb. gray tom cat.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 70s+80s rock, some country like Martina McBride and Rosanne Cash, Jazz mostly, Clark Terry, Jacquinta, etc.- Mapleshade CDs. Newer tunes such as Dave Matthews, Mark Knopfler etc.
System Goals/Comments: This is my escape system -- get away from it all and forget about work to regain sanity--play good trumpet jazz for trumpet playing son (he likes jazz, not rock)
System Strengths: Clear but slightly lush midrange and low volume detail with tight bass. Wide, 3D soundstage. Sometimes you can almost reach out and touch the singer.
System Weaknesses: Room is too small to upgrade to VSMs
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic VT10 58" plasma TV connected to a VanEvers Mod 11 Video power conditioner
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR-18, Rotel RA 972 integrated w/ Powersnake Sidwinder powercord powering deck and kitchen speakers
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W CDM7SE , CDMCSE , WP-1 surrounds, Velodyne FSR-12, deck has Boston Acoustic Voyagers and kitchen has in-wall Boston Acoustics
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BD 103 BR player, Pioneer 704 LD player, Pioneer 633 DVD Recorder
Other HT Gear: Sony SCD C222ES SACD player w/multi ch mods by SACDmods.com, TG Audio 688 powercord. Tributaries Silver Series S and component video cables, Luminous Audio Signature digital cable on DVD. Kimber D 75 digital cable for LD and Audioquest Diamondback audio ICs to TV from STB, Silver Audio Hiacynth ICs for CD player input on Rotel and SACD player Multi channel inputs on Marantz
Comments on HT System: A good current action movie gives you chills and a big grin it's displayed and sounds so good. Updated/ upgraded good SACD audio source rocks the house.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Saltwater fishing, auto sports(HPDE), reading,

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