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RandyB&W's Sonic Bliss System
IP Address: Last Update: April 22, 2018 at 19:24:53
Amplifier: Musical Fidelity A300cr (225 wpc, dual mono). JL Audio e110 subwoofer.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): BAT VK-3i
Speakers: Joseph Audio Pulsars.
CD Player/DAC: Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD
Other Source(s): Nakamichi DR-8 Tape Deck, Magnum Dynalab MD-102 FM tuner.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Golden Reference Speaker Cable Bi-Wire/Cardas Golden Reference ICs (CD/pre and pre/power)/Cardas 300B Twinlink (tape deck to pre)/Audio Envy (tuner to pre, pre-amp out to subwoofer)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Ultimate Outlet (15A High Current) for amp and Brickwall for everything else.
Rack is Salamander Synergy 40
Edensound terrastone shelves under CD, pre and amp.
Edensound terrastone plinths under subwoofer. Sound Anchor custom 4 post stands for speakers.
Tweaks: Cardas Clear "M" power cord on CD. Cardas Clear power cord on preamp. Harmonic Tech Fantasy AC-10 power cord on tuner. Cardas Clear Beyond for Power Amp. GIK Acoustics room treatments (tri-traps, 244s, spot panels, and monster bass trap). Creme Brulee cups to elevate speaker cables - hey, I'm not kidding ... they're white ceramic, cost $1.99 each at BB&B, and are as good or better than those very expensive cable elevators.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 9 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is a converted bedroom. It's small, but it's a dedicated listening room. Room treated by GIK Acoustics.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Jazz and Blues
System Goals/Comments: To get as close to the "music" as possible.
System Strengths: Airy top end, killer midrange. Really nice bottom end, and excellent retrieval of micro- details.
System Weaknesses: I guess any system can be improved, but the law of diminishing returns applies here. Very happy and impressed with the sound.
Video/HT System: None

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