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Aroc's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: January 20, 2019 at 20:23:33
Amplifier: Quicksilver Silver mono, 90wpc, KT88 valves. (10/2002)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): N.E.W. P-3, valve linestage. 12AU7, 12BH7(10/2002)
Speakers: Magnepan MG-2.5/R

DIY subwoofer, Dayton driver 2/2003
CD Player/DAC: Marantz CC-47 5disc(2/2001)

EVS Millenium DAC I(2/2002)

Turntable/Phono Stage: Michell Engineering Gyro SE(2/2007)

Michell Engineering Orbe Clamp and threaded spindle upgrade(2/2007)

Dynavector 20XH cart(2/2007)

Rega rb250 arm(2/2007)

Hagerman Bugle RIAA with 15V power supply (11/2003)
Other Source(s): Nakamichi MR-2 Professional tape deck(3/2001)

(I have a collection of ameteur performances from High School and College on cassette tape. I have this deck 'tuned' for playback of these, only.)

Sansui tuner (10/2002)

Sony SCD-XE670 SACD/CD Player (4/2003)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects:
  • Straightwire Encore II
  • Kimber X-Digital
  • Tara Labs Space & Time Speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):
Tweaks: Valves:

  • Ei KT90 type-iii
  • RCA 12BH7
  • Mullard 12AX7
  • GE 5AR4
  • Mullard 12AU7
  • Brimar 12BH7

Snake Oil
  • Mapleshade Ionoclast, zapped ICs, digital IC, spkr cables, power cords, redbook CDs. It really lets more low-level detail through. Less grundge.
  • Also experimenting with Walker SST treatment in conjungtion with DetoxIt contact cleaner
Room Size (LxWxH): 28ft x 22ft x 7ft
Room Comments/Treatments: None yet. Taming room gain (boom) at 200/160HZ, and 40/50Hz. And a bass suckout at 70/80 Hz and 125Hz. Have it within +/-5dB now! With just speaker placement and listening chair placement. No room treatments yet! Wow.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Heavy Metal (Death, Hardcore, Grindcore, Black, Prog Metal). Classical music: Romantic, Modern, 20th Century stuff, etc. Any and all music featuring trombones or low brass in general. Also Brasswinds, small string ensembles, and some opera.
System Goals/Comments: High-end audio
System Strengths: Good stereo imaging and sound stage. There's reasonable transparency.
System Weaknesses: Not enough amplifier power. Magnepans need a little TLC (need rebuilt).
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Optoma H30 DLP projector.4/2004
Sources (DVD/VCR):
  • JVC Professional SVHS (6/2002)
  • Panasonic DVD-RP82S. (9/2002)
  • Pioneer CLD-1080 Laserdisc player 5/2004
Comments on HT System: Works for its intended purpose.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Computer Science, Physics, drinking beer and bourbon

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