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mrod 's Desktop and beyond System
IP Address: 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.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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.

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