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stehno's Simple As Possible But No Simpler System
IP Address: Last Update: October 30, 2017 at 07:23:13
Amplifier: W4S SX-1000 mono block amps far surpasses my former $8k BMC C1 int. amp.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Using the OPPO's passive volume attenuator which uses the 32-bit SABRE DACs.
Speakers: VMPS RM-40 speakers. Incredibly musical. Rythmik 15" subwoofer.
CD Player/DAC: OPPO 105D, a significant gain over my former $9k Esoteric CDP.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: BPT silver XLR ics and Audio Tekne scs. All cryo'ed via full immersion method.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 3 Jena Labs Model TWO line conditioners. These are passive, dedicated, bi-directional filtering (for digital noise), and they are incredible performers. My Dynamic Contrasts RTS 2-shelf racking system with Dynamic Contrasts Diodes underneath.
Tweaks: Custom cable lifters. 4 Dedicated circuits / lines. Cryo'ed fuses. Furutech outlets, plugs, IEC Connectors and inlets. cryo'ed 12 and 14 gauge solid core Romex house wiring. All circuits on same phase at service panel. Mounting the line conditioners to my rack via an extreme method has greatly improved their performance.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 21 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: thick berber carpeting and premium pad, no tables, no lamps, no excess furniture. No reflective furnishings. No treatments necessary.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, folk, instrumental, big band, horns, movie scores, percussions. Oldies 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
System Goals/Comments: Full range reproduction, extremely revealing. If it's in the recording, why would I not want to hear it? Oh, and keeping it simple as possible. I'm down to 2 components and when it comes to performance, less translates to more.
System Strengths: Pretty close to achieving system goals. Transparency, detail, soundstaging, imaging, and startling micro and macro-dynamics, even with the passive pre.
System Weaknesses: Narrow room does not allow speakers to breath quite as much as I know they can.
Video/HT System: None

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