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Fluter's Primary System
IP Address: 107.173.69.148 Last Update: October 06, 2020 at 21:25:43
Amplifier: The following in rotation drive modded Magnepan 1.6QR's as satellites:
- Benchmark AHB2 (monoblock pair) sporting OEM AC
- Ampzilla 2000 Second Edition (James Bongiorno designed monoblock pair) cruisin' with OEM captive welded AC
- Bob Smith TDSS Level 3(+) nuforce reference 9 v3's (monoblock pair) ignited by Aether Audio MBB-AC Mobile Bus Bars & Furutech FI-28(G)'s
- Marsh A400s fueled with Nanotech (3J) Strada #306 wire & repurposed Oyaide gold connectors
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An additional set of TDSS Level 3(+) nuforce reference 9 v3's (monoblock pair) sporting VH Audio Flavor 2 AC currently drive the subs from an NHT x2 active crossover
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Aesthetix Janus Reference/OEM upgraded (NOS tubes in line section; phono unpopulated) lit with a VH Audio AirSine AC cord
[Offline: Audio Research LS-22 line pre]
Speakers: Mid-bass on up -> Magnepan 1.6QR's given the "Peter Gunn" treatment with revised outboard crossovers (sans fuses) and customized hardwood frames
Mid-bass on down -> Audio Concepts subwoofer pair
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: - HTPC: Win7 & Foobar 2000, Daum Potplayer
- Benchmark DAC3 HGC seduced by an Oyaide Black Mamba V2 Sigma AC upgraded with Furutech FI-46 NCF (G)
- JVC SACD player with Lifatec glass fiber
- (Schiit Gungnir / base model held as backup DAC)
- Rotel RCD-1072 (backup Redbook/HDCD deck)
Turntable/Phono Stage: - Kenwood KD-500 DD w/Infinity Black Widow tonearm
- Eminent Technology ET-2 linear tracker
MC:
- audio-technica AT-ART9
- Zu Audio Zu/DL-103R Mk.II
MM:
- audio-technica Signet TK-7E
- Ortofon 2M Black
- Shure V15 Type V-MR
- Shure V15Vx MR
Vacuum state phono: Aesthetix Rhea charged via Oyaide Black Mamba V2 Sigma AC upgraded with Furutech FI-50 (R)
Solid state phono: Ayre P-5xe fed by Mad Scientist Audio Basic AC
Other Source(s): DIY HTPC - Windows 7 w/element-m USB
Onkyo T-9090II FM Tuner
Carver TX-11a AM/FM Tuner
JVC DD-VR77 cassette
Tandberg TD-20A SE 1/4" half-track open-reel
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: All balanced (XLR) excluding Tuners and Tape:
- MG Audio Design (CU2 interconnect) on DAC
- Analysis Plus (interconnect and speakers)
- Anti-Cables (interconnect and AC)
- Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP (20'+ speakers - luv those welded bananas)
- VH Audio (Symmetry XLR interconnect and Airsine AC)
- Oyaide Black Mamba Sigma v2 OEM AC cable (and DIY with various terminations)
- Nanotec (interconnect and AC)
- Mad Scientist Audio (AC)
- Furutech AC connectors/outlets
- Oyaide AC connectors/outlets
---- and a multiplicity of spare interconnects used & tested at various times
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Tripp-Lite & Maryland Toroid Corp. isolation transformers
3x ZenWave Audio SurgeX based conditioners / surge protectors (SX1120-RT & (2) SEQ's) with various cryo'ed/high-end AC outlets and 20A IEC feeds)
Tweaks: Herbies Audio Lab tube dampers, Tenderfeet (DAC, Rhea) & Iso-Cup/Ball isolators for secondary TDSS/nuforce, Ampzilla and A400s amplification components; Iso-Cups on outboard crossover enclosures
Bybee treatments between crossover outputs and 1.6QR panels
Copper ingots for component mass loading
Vibrapods for AHB2 & nuforce low frequency amplifiers
Room Comments/Treatments: Nothing unusual (this is a lazy Bachelor pad after all)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): - Count Basie (all good)
- Buddy Rich - West Side Story (Best of, Pacific Jazz Years)
- Duke Ellington (w/Johnny Hodges Play Back to Back - SACD), (Blues in Orbit)
- Randy Crawford & Joe Sample: End of the Line (Feeling Good album)
- Lou Rawls: Christmas Is! (Christmas Cocktails album)
- Viktoria Mullova - 6 Solo Sonatas and Partitas (onyx 2009)
- Viktoria Mullova - Tchaikovsky VC in D (Ozawa - BSO)
- Old School Classical with thoughtful leadership
- Detroit Symphony: Paul Paray: Espaņa - Rhapsody for Orchestra (The Music of Chabrier)
- Masterly played grand pianos, violins and cellos
- A lovingly bussed Flute
- Peggy Lee: Life Is for Livin' (Things Are Swingin' album)
- JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys: Fidelity! (Fidelity! album)
- Janis Siegel: Go away little boy (I wish you love album)
- Prudence Johnson : Moon Country: The Music Of Hoagy Carmichael (Moon Country album)
- Harry James: Moten Swing (Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James album)
- Sarah Vaughan: When Your Lover Has Gone (How Long Has This Been Going On? album as XRCD)
- Frank Sinatra: Just Friends (No One Cares album}
- Ariel Abshire: Exclamation Love (Exclamation Love album)
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) (Raising Sand album)
System Goals/Comments: TBD
System Strengths: TBD
System Weaknesses: TBD
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Near-field 27" PC Monitor
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Primary / balanced --> BSG qol energized via Ocellia Reference Silver AC
Adjunct / single-ended --> Original HUGHES SRS (Sound Retrieval System)
- both are especially handy for mono processing
Sources (DVD/VCR): DIY HTPC
Other HT Gear: VPI HW-16.5
Headphones: AKG K7XX & Sennheiser HD 650
R&D: Agilent 33120A in conjunction with a pool of Fluke/HP/Keithley/Racal/Stanford Research/Tektronix/Wavetek gear

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