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immatthewj's Matt's system: System
IP Address: 73.236.15.243 Last Update: October 11, 2020 at 16:04:23
Amplifier: Cary CAD-280 SA (V12) with recent upgrade of four new Mundorf Evo Supreme SilverGold.Oil signal caps. A Cary SLA 70B Signature is my back up. Presently I am running a pair of Amperex Bugle Boys 6DJ8s in front of the V12 & the outputs in that amp are presently the reissued Mullard EL34s.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SLP 90 with oil filled caps & balanced ins & outs that were added on by Cary. Right now I am running some French 12AU7s; I think they are branded as Cifte's.
Speakers: B&W 805s with a M&K MX100 to augment the bass.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: A SA10 has recently replaced a Rega Jupiter to a Genesis Time Lens & into a Muse Model Two which is now standing idle as a backup.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sadly (& I do mean sadly) I live in the world of digital-only.
Other Source(s): Does my 8 track player count?
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber Silver Streak (balanced) & biwired with Kimber (& that was a long time ago, but I believe it is) 6TC & 8TC.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Promethean Audio Products Power Flo
Tweaks: I don't know enough to do much tweaking, but I did run 3 dedicated lines to plug my stuff into. I do have a Cary PB 300 Power bank hooked up for extra capacitance. Does that count as a tweak?
Room Comments/Treatments: I need a construction crew & a bulldozer.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Currently experimenting with jazz & trying to grasp classical. Female vocalists & alternative(?) folk; Linda Ronstadt, Cowboy Junkies, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Patricia Barber & Catie Curtis to name just a few.
System Goals/Comments: Too many to list. I will never be very happy for very long; I will be searching & desiring until I die. I'd love to do the vinyl experience, but since that will never happen & I own about a gazillion CDs, i am on the cusp of making a major digital front end upgrade.
System Strengths: Beauty is in the ear of the beholder. I will say that on a good night, the instruments float in the air & electric guitars squeal.
System Weaknesses: Too many to list. But three things are for sure: I DON'T have a turntable, my digital front end is about 20 years too old, & my listening rooms are too gol-darn small & too gol-darn cluttered.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: n/a
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: n/a
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): n/a
Sources (DVD/VCR): I never made it past VHS & Dolby Pro Logic.
Other HT Gear: n/a
Comments on HT System: n/a
URL Link: http://n/a
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I don't have much of a life anymore. I love my dog & I do my own work on my cars.

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