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nameci's Main listening room System
IP Address: Last Update: May 10, 2009 at 21:45:14
Amplifier: -Welborne DRD 300B with tube rectification.

-Welborne Laurel IIX with many modification.

-Sonic Frontiers Power 2(Svet 6550Cs, Svet KT88s, JJ Tesla KT88s), NOS input tubes.

- Graaf 5050

-Mcintosh MC-2105(updated with newer components/Gold plated RCA Plugs/gold plated 5way binding post/IEC removable AC cord.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research LS15 with resistors/capacitors modification. Many different sets of input tubes(stock, Siemens, Amperex, Philips, etc..)

Welborne BP preamp

Counterpoint 7.1
Speakers: Merlin VSM-M in Blue Ice finish with Balanced BAM(BAM not used when SET amps are used)

ZHorn with Fostex FE 168E Sigma
CD Player/DAC: Audio Research CD1
Turntable/Phono Stage: Main turntable: Michell Orbe SE.

Arms: ET2(on VPI), SME 309, SME V
Cartridges: Shelter 901 Cartridge, Shelter 501MKII, Dynavector Te Katora, Lyra Helikon, Koetsu Rosewood Sig., Audio Technica OC9MKII, Benz Micro M09, Benz Micro Glider.

other Turntables:
Michell GyroDec Bronze edition/QC power supply.
VPI HW19MKIV with ET2 tone arm/SME 309 arm.
Oracle Delphi MKII
Basis 2001 with Origin Live Silver MKI

Audio Research PH3(SE) with Caddock Resistors/Infini Cap modification.
Pass Labs XOno
Hagerman Cornet 2
Hagerman Piccolo
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Main use:

Usually use JPS Labs Superconductor IIs everywhere(interconnects/speaker cables, both in single ended and balanced). Cardas Golden Cross sometimes.


Silver DIY interconnects including Phono cable(these sound pretty good)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Tice Ellite 4(for amps)

Tice AV(for front end equpiments)

VPI HW16.5 Record Cleaner with home brewed cleaning fluid(thanks Audio Asylum members).
Tweaks: Many different sets of tubes(both power and input).

Custom made stands with marble plates. Brass cones under amplifier stands.

Black Diamond Racing cones under all components.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Marble slabs under turntables.

Do 12,000+ LPs(running out of room..) along the walls consider room treatment? For some reason, after I moved all of my LPs to listening room I get deeper bass, bigger sound stage(don't ask me why) than before.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz/Classical
System Goals/Comments: My system goal is to have the system sound inviting and enjoy to listen to. Foscused in more toward involvement/realistic sound instead of brightness/details.
System Strengths: Warm yet very detailed with speed. Making me to listen to music all day/night if time permits.
System Weaknesses: None that I can think of. I'm pretty sure it is not the best system in the world but currently making me very very happy to listen to music(just need to make some more time for listening, only have listened to about 1/7th of my LP collection...).
Video/HT System: Separate

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