|mrod 's Desktop and beyond System|
|IP Address: 220.127.116.11||Last Update: July 30, 2020 at 17:34:42|
|Amplifier:||Parasound Zamp V3 pair in mono configuration|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Schitt Saga with Northern Electric 6SN7 tube.|
|Speakers:||KEF LS 50|
(2) REL T/5i woofers
|CD Player/DAC:||Cambridge CXC|
Schitt Bifrost Multibit
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Rega RP3 with Neo tt PSU, Swagman Labs Linear power supply, Tangospinner Canaro sub-platter/double pulley, clear silicone Opal drive belts, Viborg record weight, Groovetracer counterweight, Nagaoka MP-150 cartridge. Schitt Mani w/Swagman Labs Linear PSU.|
|Other Source(s):||Asus desktop for Amazon Prime HD and Apple iTunes WAV files.|
ZipSpin CD duplicator.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Interconnect: Audience Ohno RCA on everything except the turntable.|
Pangea Audio Premier XL USB Cable.
Speaker: Homemade using RAMM Audio Amadeus 5 OCC Copper cable & 50400 GT Spades
Oyaide DR-510 Digital cable
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||PS Audio P300, Duet, Ultimate Outlet, Lab power cables (both amps and subwoofer).|
Pangaea AC-14XL (preamp, DAC, CD transport, Linear PSUs)
Bell Oggetti metal rack for Turntable, tt PSU, CXC transport. CD duplicator.
Sand-filled box with floating plinth beneath Rega Turntable. Wooden box filled with metal shavings for weight and EMI/RFI shielding atop the CXC transport.
Amps sit on a teakwood desk.
Speakers on dedicated metal stands de-coupled by Blu Tac.
|Tweaks:||Mad Scientist Graphene Contact Enhancer on all contacts.|
Vibrapods under all equipment except turntable.
5 lb. stainless steel/rubber door stops as mass loading on all free-standing electronics except transport and turntable.
Vibration absorbing material and wiring re-routing on CXC transport as per Miguel on Steve Guttenberg's Audiophiliac YouTube video.
3" butcher block cutting board under sub-woofer sitting on dense foam blocks.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||8" x 12" x 8"|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Furniture, carpeting, the occasional cat or two wandering in.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Blues from Robert Johnson to R.L.Burnside|
Jazz, Rock and Roll, Classical and opera.Vocalists and vocal groups.Alt.Country, Electronica, Soundtracks to movies and shows.
|System Goals/Comments:||To enjoy time in my office at home.|
|System Strengths:||Excellent imaging, realistic midrange timbre|
|System Weaknesses:||Large scale orchestral works need not apply.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Motorcycling. Collect watches and scale model cars.Play piano and guitar.|