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peteL's Main's Main System
Last Update: August 02, 2001 at 18:41:33 IP Address:
Amplifier: Pass Lab Aleph 2. 100w per channel monoblock
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Pass Lab Aleph Pr
Speakers: TAD SL10 (8 Ohm, 94dB) consists of woofer TL1102 and horn driver TD2001 with wooden horn, plus Tannoy Super Tweeter ST200 set at 16Khz @ 92dB.
CD Player/DAC: Altis Transport CDT III, Altis Reference DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Spacedeck with Ortofon MC Jubilee. Phonostage - Benz Micro PP1 T9
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Digital - Aural Symphonics-Optimisim ST
Phono to Pre - Ortofon TSW5000Silver
DAC to Pre - Acoustic Zen Silver Reference XLR or Transparent Ref.XL XLR
Pre to Power - XLO Limited Edition XLR
Power to Spk - Ortofon 6.7N-Amp20 or Transparent Ref.XL
Spk to Super Tweeter - Ortofon 6.7N Amp20
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): All power supply through TICE Power Block IIIA Signature connected to two designated 20A power supply from MCB.

Transport - Harmonic Tech Pro-11
DAC - Harmonix X-DC10
Pre-amp - Siltech Pro-18
Power-amp - ESP x2
Rack - Room Tune JustaRack Deluxe
Tweaks: The Conductor by Matisse
Harmonix Combak TU210 cones for Pre-amp
Foundation SRX-BX base for CD Transport
Granite slabs on ECS for monoblock
Room Size (LxWxH): 13'4 x 10'8 x 8'5
Room Comments/Treatments: Ceiling corners treated with Room Tune CornerTune. Wall behind seat with wall rug, front wall bare with a painting at the centre. A bamboo ladder behind one of the speakers to deflect secondary reflection.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, chamber music, acoustic instrumental, jazz vocal.
System Goals/Comments: To create a soundstage and image as close to life, natural tonal balance. Continuous search for audio equipment and challenging setup, practice and experiment on audio theories and tweaks, collect and enjoy good recordings. All for the lifelong music enjoyment.
System Strengths: Good soundstage and image, separation, fast and controlled bass, extended high freq without un-natural etch, almost-like-real vocal.
System Weaknesses: Lower bass could be improved. Bigger listening room would help.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: diving, driving, watches

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