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Mick Wolfe 's Main System
IP Address: 174.18.14.107 Last Update: May 19, 2024 at 10:37:59
Amplifier: Line Magnetic 218IA integrated( 845 based SET). Linlai 845 DG's, NOS Tungsram 12AX7's(pre)and Psvane KT 88II's(drivers), Erhard Audio Elvis, TAD Red Base KT 88's, Tung-Sol 6SN7's.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Shindo Aurieges MM.
Speakers: Ohm 1000, GR NX Studio Monitors, Klipsch RP600M. REL T2 and REL T0 III subs
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Teac PD-H600 CDP into Line Magnetic 502CA DAC,(NOS Tungsram 12AU7's) Geshelli J2S (AKM 4499) and Phillips Little Giant DAC's occasionally in the mix as well. The latter two DAC's mentioned are used with a Swagman Labs 12V linear power supply.

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: Chinese Nordost Valhalla 2's or CRL Bronze speaker cables.... Verastarr Signature digital cable from Teac to LM 502CA. Hapa Breathe S 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. AudioMeca, Cerious Graphene Extreme, Cullen, Mojo, AQ and Accuphase 40th Anniversary (on power amps) used to power system components.
Tweaks: Custom made steel/maple equipment rack, custom made maple turntable base, Mike Kelly cable lifters, IsoAcoustics Orea isolators, Nobsound spring loaded isolation footers, Black Ravioli pads under LM218ia, 56 DIY ebony pucks distributed about the room. Mapleshade brass footers of various sizes used for damping on component chassis tops.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 10 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room has a concrete floor. ATS acoustic panels, RoomTune EchoTunes plus diffuser kits from Auralex and SLRaudio. 4 Schumann resonance generators.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues,jazz,folk,roots 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 a few key acoustic treatments. 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/Sys/ Bob Latino Custom ST 70, Erhard Audio Elvis.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Zu Omen Dirty Weekend with Clarity caps, Klipsch Heresy III (Zu jumpers)..- HSU VTF-1 MK II subs
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Blu-Ray, Amazon FireStick (video playback and streaming)
Teac A3300SX R to R
Cambridge CXC / Denafrips Ares, Geshelli Labs J2S(AKM 4499)) or Phillips Little Giant DAC's... 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(on video components), Pangea Octet and Supra Mains power conditioners with 4 Add-Powr ElectroClears in the mix as well. Accuphase 40th Anniversary(on power amps), AQ, NBS, Pangea and TWL pc's... Hapa Audio Breathe S, Zu Mission, Douglas Connection Bravo, Grimm XLR or Nordost Odin Gold XLR,(Chinese knock-off) Mogami 2549, 3159 IC's. Zu Mission 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, Auralex and Diffuser City diffusion panels, 6 Schumann resonance generators.
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 (only those free of political brainwashing), a bit of traveling, cycling .... Specialized Roubaix Comp ( 2004 )... road, Trek 7000...mtb)...Surveyor (retired)

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