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Stuart S's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: May 06, 2015 at 13:46:37
Amplifier: Bottlehead Parabee 300b Monoblocs (JJ/Tesla t ubes): 8 mighty watts per channel!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Bottlehead Foreplay with DC heaters (from Hammond 269x transformer)
Speakers: Bottlehead Corporation Straight 8s

(96 db efficient line array, 16 ohm nominal impedance. Modified crossover; now second-order).
CD Player/DAC: Rotel RCD 971
Other Source(s): Microsoft Zune digital music player; iPod Touch
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Tara Labs speaker cables; Simple Twist and Entwined interconnects
Tweaks: Tube dampers on pre-amp, TWEEK on connections, DIY preamp, speakers and amplifiers . . .
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 12 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: System is in upstairs loft, open to downstairs. Effective room size is much, much larger.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Much pop/rock/post-rock, with a decided weakness for early '70s art-rock; classical/Romantic symphonic and chamber music; 20th century art music in moderation; some world music; industrial electronica; . . .
System Goals/Comments: To reproduce, in my home, the sound of live unamplified music in the original performance space. (Not there yet)
System Strengths: Dynamics and bandwith
System Weaknesses: Imaging still isn't what I'd like.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Westinghouse 42" LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Outlaw Audio 1050
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): two-channel only: Klipsch SF-1s
Sources (DVD/VCR): SONY SACD /DVD 5-disc changer, cheap stereo-HF VHS VCR,
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