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HighEndOne's The Big Rig System
IP Address: Last Update: August 28, 2022 at 10:59:09
Amplifier: Aragon 8008-BB
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Mark Levinson No. 38S
Speakers: Snell XA90-PS
STAX Lambda Pro Electrostatic Headphones
STAX SRM-1/MK2 Amplifier
CD Player/DAC: Mark Levinson No. 37
Mark Levinson No. 360S
Dell Laptop running HD downloads via Schitt EITR feeding ML No. 360S
Turntable/Phono Stage: Aragon 47K with IPS
Bang and Olufsen - Beogram 8002
Bang and Olufsen - MMC-1
Other Source(s): Sangean HDT-20 HD Radio Tuner
Teac and Sony Reel to Reels
DBX Tape Noise Reduction
DBX LP Disk Decoder
TEAC DBX Cassette deck
Oppo DVD-A for high res and SACD.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber Kable KCAG
Madrigal Digital MDC-1
Canare Custom Phono interconnect
Tara Labs speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Current Design PC-8
Sangean HDT-20 Tuner
Tweaks: Putting the listening chair in the right spot.
Room Comments/Treatments: Side wall treatments as needed.
L-Shaped room causes problems.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic/Progressive Rock, Jazz, Big Band, Classical.
If it's well recorded, I'll listen to it.
System Goals/Comments: A holographic experience. I am looking for the effect that Vandersteen/Thiel/Ohm Walsh speakers provide.
System Strengths: Outside the walls soundstage width/depth. Great Bass Response.
System Weaknesses: I am missing that holographic image.
The weak spot may be the Snell speakers here.
Room shape and size.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 65" on the wall.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony V555-ES
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Bowers & Wilkins
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blue Ray for video and high res discs.
ROKU Streamimg
Oppo DVD-A for high res discs, surround and SACD
Other HT Gear: Monster Power.
An assortment of other older video gear, like (gasp) an S-VHS VCR.
Pioneer Cassette Deck.
Comments on HT System: It works well for Movies and Concert Videos.
Movies for the Mrs. and concerts for me.
Surround sound music from Blu Ray and DVD-A is fabulous if the source is good.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Live Musical Performance, both as a performer and attendee. Cooking, Biking, Outdoors and Mercedes-Benz AMG models.

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