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Rick W's Rick W's system System
IP Address: 100.35.214.94 Last Update: July 26, 2018 at 07:31:37
Amplifier: McCormack DNA 1 Deluxe
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): cj pv10 (5751 changed to 12au7 w/resistor to lower gain to 20, Vampire jacks, Discovery hook-up wire, NOS tubes)
Speakers: Sonus Faber Minuetto
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Jolida JD100 (NOS tubes)
Turntable/Phono Stage: vpi 19 with TNT 5 platter/SAMA/Morch UP-4 w/silver wired yellow and blue arm tubes/Acutex M320III STR, Grado Master, Audio Technica ML170, Astatic MF-200, Ortofon M20fl Super cartridges
Other Source(s): NAD 6300 cassette deck, Aiwa F660 cassette deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Discovery Plus Four ic's for everything except.....Van den Hul The One ic from cdp to preamp.

Discovery 1,2,3 spkr./Disc. pc's for amp & cdp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS 1000, Audioprism Quietlines, Highwire doo-dad on preamp power chord
Tweaks: TT is on VPI cones with steel ball "points" sitting in dimples of A.R.T. Q-dampers/Audioprism Isobearings/Sims Navcom footers/homosite layers on rack shelves/various psuedo-dampers on electronics/Caig Deoxit
Room Comments/Treatments: Moved outta Manhattan to a MUCH bigger apartment across the Hudson in NJ. Pretty good sounding and fairly large room with arched opening into dining room. No audiophile treatments, just an area rug on the floor, wool rug hung on wall, and some non-audiophile stuff for diffusion. Think with setup care most rooms can sound good.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, classical, r&b, latin, African and more
System Goals/Comments: To allow immersion in music. I'm really not as much of a hifi hobbyist as many inmates.
System Strengths: It allows......
System Weaknesses: Be nice to have a full-range system someday, but I ain't exactly suffering. Pre upgrade pretty soon.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://www.rickwald.net/
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: professional musician - jazz

poker, pool, bike riding, MLB/NFL/NBA fan

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