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Jay S's Main System
Last Update: September 10, 2003 at 07:09:19 IP Address:
Amplifier: Acoustic Reality eAR Two (digital)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Joule Electra LA-100 Mk III (tube)
Speakers: nOrh 9.0 marble
CD Player/DAC: Cary 303/100, used as a transport. 2 external DACS: 1. modified ART DI/O dac (Mensa Plus-level upgrades from Bolder Cable; 2. Scott Nixon TubeDac with Siemens tube. Both are powered by a high current Bolder Cable power supply with Bybee filter.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Digital interconnect: Bolder Cable digital cable with bullet plugs. Bybee inline filter at digital input of dac.
Analog interconnects: Slinkylink silver IC (dac to pre), Bolder Cable Nitro (pre to amp). Speaker cable: Slinkylink silver.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Bolder Cable Nitro power cable with 2 built-in Bybee purifiers, used on Blue Circle Music Ring 1200 balanced power supply feeding entire system. Blue Circle Noisehound Mk 3's plugged into Music Ring and also into extension cord feeding noisy kitchen appliances. Bolder Cable Type 1 power cables (with custom filter built in) for cd player and preamp. Acoustic Reality CryoPhon power cable for eAR Two amp.
Tweaks: Tenderfoot isolation footers under Cary cd player. Vibrapods under dacs.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 28.5 x 8.5
Room Comments/Treatments: Speakers are along long wall, 6 feet apart, far from back corners. Echobuster acoustic panels behind each speaker. Cornerbusters in upper room corners. Leather couch (listening position) opposite speakers. Carpet between speakers and couch. Wood blinds along full-length side window 8 feet to the side (right). Doors on either side of speakers open into rooms (left open)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Pop/rock; some jazz and acoustic music
System Goals/Comments: Natural, musical non-fatigueing sound that conveys the emotion and nuances of the original performance
System Strengths: Concert level volume in my room, well defined imaging, very good details (though I have heard slightly better transparency). Soundstage extends beyond the width of the speakers. Near-full range sound (rolloff below about 40hz)
System Weaknesses: Soundstaging needs more depth. Occasional bass boom.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony WEGA 27"
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba 2109 DVD player, with Bolder Type 1 power cord
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Management consultant by day (and some nights). Avid car enthusiast. Enjoy scuba, skiing, volleyball and unhealthy food.

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