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René R's Belladonna! System
IP Address: Last Update: April 24, 2012 at 11:37:07
Amplifier: Jadis JA-50 for mid/high frequencies
Marantz MA-9S1 for low frequencies
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Vacuum State RTP3D (special low impedance/high current version)
Speakers: Infinity IRS Beta with Accuphase F-20 crossover
CD Player/DAC: Esoteric DV-60 Universal player with Aardvark AardsyncII as external clock
Theta Data III with Marantz CDA-94
Turntable/Phono Stage: Audiomeca Belladonna with Septum arm, Koetsu Jade Platinum cartridge
Mitsuke weight

Denon DP-80 (current project)
Denon DP-2000 in Holographics plint with Audio Tekne mat Audiocraft AC-3300 with very light armwand from AC-300, Highphonic MC-D10

Audiomeca Septum (early version)
Stax UA-9

Shindo SPU-A
Audio Tekne MC-6310
Music Maker MkIII
Denon DL-103SA
Ortofon SPU Royal N
Ortofon A90
Audio Technica AT-30E

Aesthetix Rhea
Audio Tekne MCT-4818 Step up transformer

Kenwood TS-10
Audionautes mat
Funk Firm mat

Motor units:
Teres Signature II motor
Scheu Das Laufwerk
Other Source(s): Fostex CR200 CD recorder (based on a Pioneer PDR-05)
Onkyo DT-2710 DAT recorder (based on a Pioneer D-05)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wireworld Gold Eclipse III Speaker cable (2 times)

Purist Audio Design Venustas phono
Purist Audio Design 20th Anniversary
XLO Signature

Crystal Cable Reference

Nordost Valhalla for Rhea to RTP3D
John Van Gent Magiclink balanced for RTP3D to F20
Morrow MA5 for DV-60 to RTP3D
Nirvana S-L XLR from F-20 to poweramps

JPS, Synergistic Research, Furutech and KE (KempElektroniks) Powercords for all components
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Kemp Power Source
Kemp Power Station for Marantz CDA-94

VPI 16.5 Record Cleaner

Racks from Audiomeca
Tweaks: E-finite Cerapucs under loudspeakers, Callas Audio Soundboard under poweramps, Herbie ruby balls under preamp
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 23 x 11
Room Comments/Treatments: Walls covered with loam, no sharp edges only round curves
Phantom Acoustics Active control
Foam triangles in the corners to create antichambers
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical and Opera: Mozart, CPE Bach, Tsaikovsky, Brahms, Verdi, Rossini, Stravinsky, Mahler, Mendelssohn

Some pop: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beatles, U2

In total:

250 SACD

450 CD

1200 LP
System Goals/Comments: To have a nice, relaxed, with good resolution full range system.

System Strengths: Big soundstage, dynamic, effortless, open (with air between instruments)
System Weaknesses: I do not listen to Jazz or small classical. So I guess it is less optimal for that.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Grundig Vision+ 32
VDC Marquee 9500LC Ultra
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Arcam AV8 Processor
DVDO iScan VP50Pro scaler with HD-SDI input board
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD HD-SDI output
Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD (reserve)
Sony Playstation 3 BD region 2 DVD
Dune HS Smart D1 with BE extension

Pioneer CLD-HF9G (NTSC)
Theta Data III (Reserve)
Pioneer DVL-909 LD (PAL)

Philips VR1100 VCR
Other HT Gear: All interlinks Wireworld Silver Eclipse 3+. HDMI from source to DVDO: Wireworld Silver Starlight 5.2. From DVDO to projector: 15 meter Chord Silver Plus.
Comments on HT System: In progress
URL Link: http://none
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Driving classic Mercedes 300 SEL 3.5 from 1972. Interested in History and having holidays in unpopular European and Asian countries.

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