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Amplifier: VTL MB125 monoblocks: tetrode=125wpc x2,triode=55wpc x2 @4ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Sonic Frontiers'Line 3 "Custom Mod."(@ Factory) incl.N.O.S.Valvo tubes,gold-plated ceramic tube sockets,upgraded caps,resistors,HarmonicTechnology silver internal wiring.As SE,plus a bit more...
Speakers: Silverline Sonata 2, REL Stadium II Subwoofer
CD Player/DAC: Counterpoint DA11 transport into DA10 processor via Theta and Audio Alchemy D.T.I.'s(w/upgraded pwr supplies)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sota Saphire Deluxe series III w/Premier FT3 arm and Benz Glider. Lehman Black Cube phono amp
Other Source(s): Nakamichi LX3 Cassette, and a very old Phase Linear T5200 Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Harmonic Technology:Pro9+ spkr.cables,Pro-Silway II intercon.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): M.I.T. Z-Series: Z Center and Z-Isolator HC.Harmonic Technology Pro-AC11 CL-3 and Custom Power Cord Co.[Model 11]power cords.D.I.Y.modified Salamander Archetype 5.0 stand w/"cross-flow" cooling fans and D.I.Y. "individually grounded" copper shielding between shelves.Extensively copper shielded and isolated external power supplies (D.T.I.'s,Black Cube,etc.)Hospital outlets.
Tweaks: Vibrapods,Navcom Silencers,Audioquest sorbothane isolation feet,Tiptoes,D.I.Y.spiked isolation,and "Big Rock" style stands.Nitty Gritty 1.0,Sumiko Fluxbuster FB-1,Sumiko Arm Wrap,Zerostat3,Last stylus cleaner,stylus treatment,cleaning fluid,Audioquest anti-static brush,Pro-Gold contact cleaner,Virtual Mode DeBags! and RCA shorting plugs,VPI bricks,Audioprism Quiet Lines(8),Bedini Ultra Clarifier,CD Blacklight MK2,Audio Research tube damping rings(pre-amp only),Walker Audio High Definition Links.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12' x 15' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Roomtune-Corner and Echo Tunes,RPG Diffusors,Sonex squares.An ultra dense Persian wool rug sits atop w/wall carpeting betw. spkrs. and listening chair.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Varied, but no rap or hip hop. I'm "refining my appreciation" for the classics..and a variety of jazz.An original hard-core classic rocker w/a rather "late start" into other styles. Folk and bluegrass sound darn good sometimes too. "I'm open!"
System Goals/Comments: I'd like to live the fantasy: step out of my chair and shake hands w/ whoever is emanating... Involuntary smile inducing!!
System Strengths: Very good "presence";natural and unforced;"inviting";dynamic;good soundstage (especially considering rm. size);exc.delineation,precision;revealing and articulate yet unpretentious;a great disappearing act..
System Weaknesses: could use more depth,want even more "roundness" to images..I know there's room for more,Even BIGGER "Wow!" factor?!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony KV-35S42 (direct-view monitor)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer Elite VSX-21 A/V receiver (80wpcx5)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): RCA surround spkrs.(via Radio Shack-previously the Optimus LX-ProII's W/Linaeum tweeter),matching center channel spkr.and sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC HR-A52U HiFi VCR
Other HT Gear: Audio Power Industries Power Wedge 116MK2
Comments on HT System: My primary interest is 2 channel audio,the surround stuff is fun(in the other room) and I'll eventually add/improve it in time.
URL Link: http://boathost@yahoo.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Speedboats(I used to race offshore),going FAST in anything..Travel,beaches,movies,finely crafted/well built "things",interesting and talented people,writing.I used to be a ferryboat Capt., I'm now a high school science teacher.

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