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Rafe's Primary System
Last Update: March 30, 2005 at 09:37:40 IP Address: 128.49.190.38
Amplifier: Classe CA-150
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): BAT VK-30SE
Speakers: Sonus Faber Concerto Grand Pianos (with SF stone bases); Rel Storm III sub
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: BAT VK-D5SE with 24 bit upgrade
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): Cambridge Audio T500 Tuner

Nakamichi DR-8 Cassette (to make tapes for the car)

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speakers: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8

Interconnects: Acoustic Zen Silver Reference XLR (btwn CDP and pre) and Matrix Reference XLR (btwn pre and amp)

Power: Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (preamp); Shunyata Taipan (amp)

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Foundation Research LC-1 for CDP, AudioPrism Power Foundation 2 (amp & preamp), Target Audio Stands, 20 amp dedicated line, FIM outlet
Tweaks: BDR Cones (under pre and CDP), DH Labs cones(under amp), Vibrapods (under separate isolation shelf under CDP)
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 11 x 20
Room Comments/Treatments: No room treatments. Room seems fairly neutral.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Female vocals, Classical, Sinatra
System Goals/Comments: I'm happy. Maybe a SACD or DVD-A player if either format gains acceptance.
System Strengths: Sweet mids and highs, detail without grain, depth,imaging, soundstage
System Weaknesses: I'm not aware of any, but ignorance is bliss.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Proscan 32 in
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic DVD/Hi-Fi VCR Combo
Comments on HT System: Shopping Plasma displays.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Golf, Travel, weed mitigation

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