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Russell's Sweet & Modest System
IP Address: Last Update: April 22, 2018 at 01:44:20
Amplifier: Simaudio Moon W-3
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Simaudio Moon P-5
Speakers: Dynaudio Special 25 Anniversary Edition
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-777ES (modded by Alex Peychev, APL Hi-Fi)
Schiit Bifrost DAC w/Uber-Analog board
Turntable/Phono Stage: Strathclyde Transcription Development STD-305S
Linn Basik LVX tonearm
Dynavector Karat 23R cartridge
(Turntable is not connected at present due to lack of a phono stage.)
Other Source(s): Apple MacBook Pro (early 2011) laptop w/Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp/DAC
Nakamichi LX-5 cassette deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Zu Cable Libtec speaker cable
PS Audio xStream Statement ICs from SACD player to preamp & from preamp to power amp
Nordost Blue Heaven digital coax cable from SACD player to DAC
Pangea USB-AG USB cable from laptop to DAC
Homegrown Audio Silver Lace ICs from DAC to preamp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Hydra 6 power line conditioner
Audeze LCD-3 headphones
Stax SRS-3030 Classic System II headphone system
Shunyata Copperhead PC on conditioner
Cardas Golden Reference PC on SACD player
Zu Cable Mother PCs on preamp & amp
Shunyata Python PC on DAC
Osiris 24' speaker stands
Lovan Classic I rack
Tweaks: None at present; considering some form of isolation devices (platforms, rollerblocks, aurios, etc.)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (primarily orchestral and opera), with occasional forays into jazz, musicals, and 60's/early 70's rock (when the nostalgic mood strikes).
System Goals/Comments: Need to get a phono stage and revive my turntable.
System Strengths: Extremely revealing and dynamic. Wonderfully holographic with the right recordings.
System Weaknesses: Lacking perhaps the deepest bass, but it's certainly more than adequate (and surprisingly ample when called for).
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010FD plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Musical Fidelity A3.5 integrated amp (2-channel)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mark & Daniel Maximus-Ruby
Sources (DVD/VCR): * Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray/DVD player
Comments on HT System: Two-channel stereo only. Sounds perfectly fine with BD, DVD, & LD; don't feel the need for surround speakers.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Films, restaurants, digital photography, Macintosh computers.

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