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Shep's ShepSongs System
IP Address: Last Update: August 16, 2020 at 17:57:47
Amplifier: Ayre V5 XE
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Ayre K1 XE w/phono stage
Speakers: Pure Audio Project Horn 1with Leonidas cross-over & Verastarr Copper Foil X-O cables
Adire Audio Rava sub-woofer
CD Player/DAC: Oppo UHP-203 universal disc player with OppoMod I2S output board;
PS Audio Direct Stream Jr. DAC w/Bridge II
Turntable/Phono Stage: 1. VPI Prime Signature Rosewood w/10.5" Fatboy gimbal tonearm & Eden Sound TerraCone Footers; Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star, Lyra Skala & Ortofon MC Anna cartridges;
B.M.C. MCCI Signature ULN Phono Stage
2. Empire 208 with Rega RB-300 Tonearm, Cardas re-wire & Michell TecnoWeight & Audio Technica AT-33 PTG MC Cartridge.
3. Kenwood KD-500 DD Turntable w/Jelco 750-D tonearm & Audio Technica AT15SS MM cartridge;
ifi Audio Phono2 Phono Stage.
Other Source(s): SonicTransporter i7 DSP running Roon core;
Roon & Tidal streaming
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Cobra XLR Interconnects
Tellurium Q Black Speaker Cable
Audio Sensibility interconnect from Pre to Amp and Turntable to Pre;
Audioquest power cords
Audioquest Cinnamon Ethernet cable
Silver Audio BNC digital cable
Wire World Starlight USB
Lifatec Glass Toslink Cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Dectet power conditioner
SolidSteel Audio Rack;
Target wall mount turntable shelf;
Dedicated 20 amp AC line for amplifier and seperate dedicated line for rest of system components.
Tweaks: Boston Audio Design TT Matt 1;
Boston Audio Design TuneBlocks;
Neuance support shelf for DAC:
Black Diamond Racing cones; IsoAcoustic Gaia III feet on speakers; Vibrapods. Herbie's Audio Lab turntable mat & damping materials
Room Size (LxWxH): 23' x 15' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated listening room in converted, detached garage. All corners 45 degrees. All equipment (except amplifiers & speakers) located on the right side wall.
DIY room treatment for front wall, all ceiling corners and first reflection locations.
Seperate media storage area at entry to listening room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic jazz; Singer/Songwriter; Indie; Popular music from 60s thru current; R&R that I grew up listening to.
System Goals/Comments: Communicate emotion of music.
System Strengths: Bench press 250 lbs. 18 reps!!!
System Weaknesses: The room....always the room.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 53" Samsung 4K TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo TX-NR737 Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Parts Express center and ceiling speakers.

Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony UHP-H1 4K Blu-Ray Player
SqueezeBox using Roon for streaming audio
Comments on HT System: Pretty decent for video; not so much for audio.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Golf, UGA sports, reading.

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