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kuma's Groovy compact lifestyle System
IP Address: 73.211.245.90 Last Update: April 18, 2019 at 00:46:51
Amplifier: Naim NAP500/500PS
250 watts @ 4 ohms per channel
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Naim NAC552 + 552PS
Speakers: Linn Isobarik PMS (1983 vintage with XLR speaker terminals) with external passive Xovers (1988 vintage)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Naim CD555 + 555PS
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn Sondek LP12
2013 Mechanicals/Original thick steel Top Plate w. Motor Bolt added
Naim NAPSA ( Armageddon )
Woodsong Audio Figured African Ebony plinth
Naim ARO - Linn EKOS SE/1 (2018~


Cartridge:

Lyra Etna SL (2016-)


Linn Kandid (2014-2016)

Lyra Kleos SL (2013-2016)

Linn Akiva (2007-2013RIP)

Miyabi 47 (2007-2012RIP)


Phono stage
Naim Superline + Supercap2
( Custom Naim Z-FOIL resistor Airplug) 400 Ohms for Lyra Etna SL.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Power cords
Naim Powerline x5

Speaker Cables
NACA 5 (Naim banana/XLR terminated )

Signal cable:
Naim HiLine x 2
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2 separate 20A circuits with oyaide R1 outlets throughout

4 stack Naim Fraims
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' (+12') x 13.5' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: average-sized living room with minimum furnishing

suspended wooden floor and plaster wall and ceiling

Tibetan carpet with thick padding
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 15%: pop/rock/ambient euro techno/dance/piano jazz/percussive world music

10%: vocals
75%: mostly Classical & Romantic era
System Goals/Comments: Get a subjective 'good' fidelity without cluttering the living space with hardware.

Be simple and practical.
System Strengths: An ability to play all genre of music convincingly regardless of their recording quality at any volume.

Got the drive and precision yet very much breathing and quite approachable.
System Weaknesses: Can't duplicate a real time large scale symphonic orchestra

does not have a lucid, spot-lit vocal presentation of single-ended triode based system.
Video/HT System: Separate
URL Link: http://mybriks.com

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