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audiogoose's Mainly Naim System
IP Address: 68.45.1.181 Last Update: January 29, 2019 at 18:25:11
Amplifier: Naim NAP 500 (latest resistor lift upgrade), Separate 500 PS Power Supply.





Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Naim NAC 552 and Power Supply (with DR upgrade).
Naim Nac 32 (modded by Neil James)
Speakers: Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE
90 dB
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Naim CDS 3. XPS 2 power supply

Esoteric N 05 music server with Nordost Blue Heaven RCA to DIN Interconnect.
Turntable/Phono Stage: SME 10, SME V tonearm, Dynavector XX2 MkII Cartridge, SME vDH 501 phono cable into Herron VTPH 2A phono stage.

Thorens TD 124 MK II. Schopper replica plinth. SME M2-9 tonearm and phono cable into Musical Surroundings Phonomena phono stage.



Alternate cartridges: Rega
Bias II and rebuilt Lyra Lydian.

Other Source(s): Naim NAT 01 Tuner (olive model)

Magnum Dynalab ST 2 whip antenna (works indoors better than any others I tried).

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Naim HiLine interconnect between NAT 01 and preamp. Naim standard lavender interconnect between CDS3 and preamp. Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cables.
Naim Powerline power cords for the NAC 552 Power Supply, NAC 500 Amp PS, and CDS III PS.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent SVT Bamboo and Sound Organization Racks. TNT turntable stand.
Tweaks: DH cones. VPI Brick. Audioquest Vibrating Pad Stylus Cleaner. VPI 16 record cleaner.

Audience Adept Response PDC-6 power distribution unit.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15ft. x 15ft. x 10ft.
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is fairly small. I have not tried any acoustic treatments. The sound I have now is, overall, very natural.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All types, except country.
System Goals/Comments: To have realistically reproduced acoustic intruments. This seems to have been reached with this system.
System Strengths: Smooth, life-like midrange. Excellent dynamics. CDS provides near analog quality CD replay.
System Weaknesses: I'm sure there is a weakness, but I am happy with what I hear. Bass has improved immensely, since I added the Vienna Acoustics Mozart speakers.
Video/HT System: None

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