|Keith's The Evolving First System System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: January 09, 2017 at 20:56:47|
|Amplifier:||VTL TT-25 "Tiny Triode" limited edition monoblocks, triode mode.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Sonus Faber Signums, on a pair of Sonus Faber Adjustable Iron stands|
|CD Player/DAC:||Resolution Audio Cantata|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||NBS Mine/Serpent-II AES/EBU,|
NBS Mine/Serpent-II 1.5m and 1m interconnects,
DHLabs T-14 speaker cables
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Shunyata Hydra 6 for front end.|
Chang Lightspeed 6400 for amps.
Shunyata Copperhead 20A to Hydra.
Shunyata Venom-3 power cords to all components.
|Tweaks:||Vibrapods under front-end, VTLs on Polycrystals|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||13 x 25 x 10|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Everything: classical, alternative, rock, pop, opera, new age, etc.|
|System Goals/Comments:||1) Achieve quieter background, improve level of naturalness|
2) Full function active tubed preamp
3) Get into vinyl
|System Strengths:||Very naturally-detailed. Good sense of rhythm and coherent mid-bass to highs, good tonality, slight sweetness. Shows musical interpretation in recordings well, can be both laid-back and rock when the situation calls for it. Very controlled; sound significantly pressurizes room. No thinness or brightness whatsoever.|
|System Weaknesses:||Can be a bit more open-sounding, involving, not as defined low bass. Can still improve upon immediacy and focus.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Cooking, photography, travel, road cycling, computers and gaming.|