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chickenlogic 's rootin' tootin' System
IP Address: Last Update: November 02, 2013 at 11:57:33
Amplifier: 2 x Linn LK280 with Spark power supply.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Linn Kairn, with slimline brilliant power supply.
Speakers: Linn Kabers, in plain old black, Ninka tweeters, polymer bases.
CD Player/DAC: Acer Aspire One, Musical Fidelity V-Link, Linn Numerik.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12/Lingo/Ittok LVII/AT-OC9II through Linn Linto phono stage.
Other Source(s): Linn Kudos tuner.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Linn black interconnects and K600 triwire speaker cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): All components other than the amps in a closet in the next room.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19'3 x 11'3 x 8'6
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Modern rock (Neutral Milk Hotel, Air, Grandaddy, Sigur Ros, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz), Japanese pop (Takako Minekawa, Pizzicato Five), singer/songwriters (Richard Thompson, Greg Brown, Tom Waits, John Prine, Richard Buckner, Nora Jones), good bluegrass (Dillards, Seldom Scene, Red Clay Ramblers, Doc Watson, John Hartford), showtunes (most original Broadway casts), classic country (Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills, Robbie Fulks), punk and hardcore (Husker Du, Refused, Bad Brains, NoMeansNo, Causey Way), minimalist classical (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, John Adams), rootsy blues (Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters), outright weirdness (Negativland, Ken Nordine, Danielson Familie, Crispin Glover), quirky jazz (Don Cherry, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny Group, Abdullah Ibrahim), early dub reggae (Lee 'Scratch' Perry), and really really bad 'torture records' (Richard Simmons, Meco's 'Ewok Celebration', Jim Nabors). Also, NPR on FM and Detroit Red Wings hockey on AM radio.
System Goals/Comments: Should make me leap off the couch and dance around the room at random moments, play all the stuff listed above equally well.
System Strengths: Cost less than record collection!
System Weaknesses: Could use more low/mid bass (40-50Hz), but I'm fighting the room here.
Video/HT System: None

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