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norfish's Bohemia After Dark System
IP Address: Last Update: December 06, 2013 at 09:44:01
Amplifier: Audio Research Classic 120 monoblocks, upgraded with Great Northern Sound Reference mods, including balanced inputs, Cardas connectors, detachable power cords, and new caps.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research Reference 1 preamp with Great Northern Sound Reference Mods
Speakers: Verity Parsifal Ovations
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-1 with Kern mods: audiocom mods, superclock II, and transport; MSB power dac IV.
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI TNT almost Mk 5 (with old platter)

Klyne system 7PX3.5 phono preamp

Graham Phantom tonearm.

Benz LP Ebony cartridge.
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab tuner, Alesis Masterlink 9600.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Purist Audio Venustas speaker cables and jumpers, Straightwire Virtuoso and Crescendo interconnects, Purist Audio Venustas phono cable, Transparent Premium Digital and Wireworld Starlight 5 Digital cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Balanced Power Technologies BPT-3.5 Signature Plus PLC, Synergistic Research Master and Reference Couplers, Shunyata Taipan VX, Python alpha, Mojave, Copperhead, and Wireworld Silver Electra 5 power cords. Stax Lambda Pro Earspeakers. Finite Elemente racks and amplifier stands.
Tweaks: TNT on a wall-mounted stand with a 2' thick maple block made by Mapleshade and Gingko base.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 14 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: 5 ASC traps, 3 Argent Room Lenses, speakers set up along the long wall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, mostly 50's and 60's swing and hard bop, but also avante-garde.
System Goals/Comments: Musicality and instrumental timbre are priorities. I used to be obsessed with the soundstage, but I now realize that impact and weight are just as important.
System Strengths: Musicality and instrumental weight, pace and rhythm. Great soundstage extending deep behind the speakers and very truthful instrumental timbre.
System Weaknesses: Verity's have finally broken in and sound very lush and musical. Perhaps, a bit warmer than reality but reality often sucks.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://www.fishskales.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hosting a local jazz show, collecting jazz records mostly from the 50s and 60s, working out, reading science fiction, and playing the alto saxophone. Leading my group, the Fishskales. Work as a physicist.

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