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svisner 's Main System Two Channel System
IP Address: 96.83.74.33 Last Update: February 17, 2024 at 07:09:28
Amplifier: McIntosh 240 restored by Circle Stereo. (6L6GC tubes from Tube Amp Doctor)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Aiyima T8 as preamp and DAC; analog sources selected via Lynepaudio RCA 6 Input 2 Output Port RCA Switch Selector Box. Schiit Lokius between preamplifier and power amplifier.
Speakers: MartinLogan ESL 9 Classic Electrostatics Speakers and Hsu ULS15 MK2 active subwoofer. Herbie's Audiolab cone/spike decoupled/gliders for MartinLogan speakers.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer BDR-XD07S CD drive on PC. Tascam CD 200 CD player. SMSL Sanskit 10th DAC for Tascam CD player, Oppo BDP-103D, and TV, connected via TOSLink and TOSLink switch.
Turntable/Phono Stage: U-Turn Orbit turntable with Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge, MNPCTECH Isolation feet, Auralex Iso-tone platform, and Mini ARCH supports. Herbie's Way Excellent disk mat and U-Turn and Sleeve City disk weights. Bellari VP-130 MK2 phono stage.
Other Source(s): Pioneer RT 707 restored by J-Corder (and ART EQ341 graphic equalizer).

Sony XDR-F1HD HD FM/AM Tuner with Magnum-Dynalab ST-2 Antenna
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Reality Cables to speakers. WBC Canare from rotary RCA Switch to Lyr 3 and from Lyr 3 to McIntosh 240 and Hsu subwoofer. Reality Cables RCA from Oppo to rotary switch. Mogami cables between Denon front end and l/r of RCA rotary switch.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Tripp Lite LCR-2400 power conditioners (two).
Silicone damper rings on output tubes.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, jazz, some folk.
System Goals/Comments: Transparency, imaging, neutrality, detail.
System Strengths: Exceptionally transparent and neutral system.
System Weaknesses: Source switching (analog switch to Schitt Lyr 3; optical switch to SMSL Sanskrit 10th)
Video/HT System: None

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