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Amplifier: Philips AH360. meaty, heavy, with two large power transformers and huge capacitors. ignore the fact its branded Philips.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Philips AH260
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen S80.2
CD Player/DAC: I'm currently between CD players.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD160 Super, Mission 774 arm, Mission Mat, Talisman MC cart.
Other Source(s): Dell Inspiron notebook for occasional MP3s.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nothing special, just 4mm thick, generic speaker cable.
Room Size (LxWxH): 340cm x 300cm x 330cm
Room Comments/Treatments: Still working on this, but at least it has now become an almost dedicated listening room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Just about anything but mainly late 60s/early to mid 70s rock, early progressive rock, and 70s jazz.
System Goals/Comments: It may not sound much on paper, but it out does any newer ~us$1500 system I've auditioned (and I auditioned many, despite not having that much to spend at the time...). Mine was a third of that, so i'm not doing too badly. Sometime in 2003 i'll find money for a major upgrade to tubes and speakers to match.
System Strengths: the decently sorted Thorens and B&O speakers (which came from a time when B&O equipment sounded good, rather than being little more than a design statement).
System Weaknesses: the small room. this will continue to be a problem as long as i live with my parents, which, at 17 will be for a while yet. speaker stands.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: european car restoration, specifically Mercedes and Rover. see for more details.

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