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Mick Wolfe's Main System
IP Address: 72.211.145.99 Last Update: July 04, 2020 at 09:14:52
Amplifier: Line Magnetic 218IA integrated( 845 based SET)..Psvane 845 WE's, NOS Tungsram 12AX7's(pre)and Gold Lion or Psvane KT 88's(drivers), Erhard Audio Elvis, Psvane KT88TII's, NOS 6SN7's.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Shindo Aurieges MM.
Speakers: Ohm 1000 or Klipsch Heresy III .. REL T2 sub
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Teac PD-H600 CDP into Line Magnetic 502CA DAC(RCA 12AU7 Cleartops)

Turntable/Phono Stage: Well Tempered Labs Amadeus/DPS power supply/ A23 mat/Zu Denon 103 retipped by VAS/Midas aluminum body Denon 103 VAS retip as well/ Auditorium 23 SUT.... Phono cable.. Moray James turntable to SUT.....CRL IC SUT to phono pre. Shindo Aurieges MM
phono stage
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Tellurium Silver, Cable Research Labs Bronze or Zu Mission Mk. 1 speaker cable .. Verastarr Signature digital cable from Teac to LM 502CA. Moray James from Line Magnetic 502CA to pre-amp. Shindo IC pre-amp to power amp. REL T2 hook-up via Signal Cable. Most importantly, however, a Hagerman FryBaby. A cable "cooker" is a much overlooked and underrated device.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Everything starts with an Audioquest Niagara 1200/ Pangea SE9 MkII plus 2 Add-Powr ElecroClears in the mix. Cerious Graphene Extreme, Cullen, Mojo, Triode Wire Labs, AQ and Zu Event power cords used to power system components.
Tweaks: Custom made steel/maple equipment rack, custom made maple turntable base, Mike Kelly cable lifters, Black Ravioli isolation pads, 56 DIY ebony pucks distributed about the room, DIY ceramic bearing based footers, MSA footers under amp in main listening room. Mapleshade brass footers of various sizes used for damping, crystal kit from Econotweaks plus several orange calcite crystals in key locations.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 11 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room has a concrete floor. ATS acoustic panels, RoomTune EchoTunes plus a recently added entry level diffuser kits from SLRaudio.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues,jazz,folk and world
System Goals/Comments: Musical and non-fatiguing with the ability to sound "real". ( program material is the key here ). A nice sense of ease is a plus as well. If a component is overly analytical, it will be asked to leave.
System Strengths: Reproduction of acoustic or smaller scale material was the system's forte until adding the Heresy's. Now all genres are invited to the party.
System Weaknesses: My small listening room.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Insignia 55" LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Schitt Freya+/Schitt Loki/Schitt Vidar or Bob Latino Custom ST 70.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Zu Omen Dirty Weekend with Clarity caps or JBL Studio 580....2- HSU VTF-1 MK II subs
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Blu-Ray, Roku(for Netflix, etc.)...Cox HD receiver
Cambridge CXC / Denafrips Ares/Oyaide dr-510 digital cable
Pandora 1 thru Denafrips Ares/Dell laptop/W4S Recovery/Zero Zone power supply.... JMaxwell USB cable. Various footers under all of the above.

Other HT Gear: Audience Adept ar2p, BrickWall, Pangea Octet and Supra Mains power conditioners with 4 Add-Powr ElectroClears in the mix as well. AQ, NBS and Zu Event pc's... CRL, Zu, Tellurium Black, Douglas Connection Bravo, Mogami 2549 or 3159 IC's ... Tellurium Q Silver or CRL Blue Note speaker cables . ...JMaxwell USB cable( from W4S Recovery to DAC ) plus several nice and inexpensive Redmere HDMI cables from Monoprice feeding LCD. Room treatments are a combination of ATS absorbing panels plus GIK and Diffuser City diffusion panels.
Comments on HT System: Strictly 2-channel(2.1) and plan to stay that way
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Reading, movies, a bit of traveling, health club, cycling .... Specialized Roubaix Comp ( 2004 )... road, Trek 7000...mtb), most sports in general..........Surveyor...retired

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