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Zanth 's Solace System
IP Address: Last Update: April 15, 2014 at 18:56:28
Amplifier: Grado RA-1 Headphone Amp
E.A.R.-Yoshino HP4 Headphone Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Wyetech Ruby Prototype in Opal chassis
Speakers: Harbeth SHL5s
Grado PS-1000's
Grado RS-1's
Ety 4P with 4S adaptor
Westone ES3X
Westone UM2's
CD Player/DAC: Shanling CD T-100 modified by: Shanling, Parts Connexion and finally, North Audio. Rumoured to be Meitner level. I'll leave that up to the critics.
Using Bendix Redbank 6385's.

E.A.R.-Yoshino Dacute (incoming)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Michell Gyrodec + Orbe platter and bearing, Gyrodec limited edition platter, DC never connected PSU
SME V with Grado Statement Statement
Ear 88pb
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimbre mini-mini
Kimbre mini-rca
Kimbre speaker cables
W Enterprises NW Music Timbre 1m and .5m
Audio Metallurgy GA-0 .5m
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): W Enterprises NW Music Timbre PC
OneAC 1120
Jon Risch Line Conditioner

Tweaks: BENDIX 6385 Red Bank Type TE21 for the Shanling
CBS/Hytron 7318's for the Melos

Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 15 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Room doesn't apply! Headphones are perfect in any environment so long as it is not noisy!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, IDM, Ambient, Chamber, Symphony, Concertos, Indie Rock
System Goals/Comments: I want a nice involving sound with enough oomph for realistic dynamic volume when required.
System Strengths: Headphones permit near 24/7 listening. Extremely neutral and transparent. Highly resolving, especially with etymotics - arguably the most resolving transducer every designed.
System Weaknesses: The room. Moving soon, so corrections forthcoming.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic 50" VT20
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Panasonic Mosfet 5.1
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Playstation 3
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, sipping a fine red wine, reading a meaty book and listening to jazz late at night.

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