|neolith's The Carriage House System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: May 27, 2018 at 16:21:20|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||ARC SP-16|
|Speakers:||Magnepan 3.7i running full range with a Rel Strata III subwoofer set at 38 hz.|
Alternate: Hifiman HE-400s Headphone with Objective O2 headphone amplifier.
|CD Player/DAC:||Heart CD-6000 with Amperex PQ 6922|
Schiit Modi 2 Uber.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||1)Linn Sondek (Valhalla) with Magnepan Unitrac I tone arm and Grado Red and Herbie's Excellent Turntable Mat.|
2) Denon DP-55K with Unitrac I tonearm and DV Karat 17D2 MkII. Lundahl Step-up Transformer Kit (LL9206) from K&K Audio. (Primary table)
|Other Source(s):||Sansui TU-919 AM/FM tuner|
RPi3 with a USB-HDD OS=DietPi with JRiver MediaCenter 23 running headless. Ripped all my CDs to FLAC.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Belden 89259 IC'S with Eichmann's from Heartland Cables. Speaker cables: 16 AWG magnet wire with light twist ALA Anti-cables. No terminations on the speaker cables.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Dedicated 20 amp Main for the amp and two dedicated 15 amp Mains for rest of equipment. Marinco outlets.|
|Tweaks:||At this point no tweaks other than an RC parallel network at the speaker input to block RF. My goal is to redesign the OEM crossover to a parallel analog and then to active bi-amp. The jumpers and fuses are on the deep-six list.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||20' x 23' x 7 to 8'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||The room is ~20'x23' with a 6' by 8' bathroom in the back corner making it L-shaped. Speakers on long wall. Laminate engineered bamboo floor. DIY corner bass traps using Roxul Rockboard 60. This is a dedicated room, separate from the house, and has its own bath and kitchen -- sort of a studio apartment. The power supply comes directly from the transformer app. 30' away and is a steady 120v.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical, including 20th century, opera and lots of baroque, jazz (especially Charles Mingus) but also some Bluegrass (Doc Watson, etc) and a limited amount of rock.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Wide sound stage with proper imaging and depth. Warmth and musicality with accurate rendition of acoustic instruments.|
|System Strengths:||Superb integration of the drivers with a wide and deep sound stage and accurate imaging.|
|System Weaknesses:||Low WAF and I need more vinyl and CD's. None of these is a resolvable problem.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|TV/Projector:||32" LCD between the speakers so I can listen to Mozart while watching NASCAR|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Showing dogs (Havana Silk Dogs), surf fishing, bicycle riding, photography, NASCAR, occasional woodworking.|