|sbrians's Primary. System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: July 09, 2022 at 09:30:14|
|Amplifier:||Channel Islands D-200s X 2 on bottom, Anthem Amp 2 SE on top; or swapped, similar.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Conrad Johnson PV10BL w/ sandbag sitting on circuit board and Herbie's dampers on tubes.|
|Speakers:||Magnepan 3.3s w/ 2 Ohm thick film tweeter resistors & custom KMF active 2-way crossover crossed @ ~500Hz.|
Hsu custom xover feeding SVS SB-1600 Ultra. Reaction Audio Gamma 18 sub driven from Oppo only used when listening to 4.1 sound.
|CD Player/DAC:||HTPC that I built with SSD, 2.5Gb ethernet; intel 12400 CPU Win11 to Denafrips Pontus II DAC.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable w/ Goldring 1042 cartridge and Parasound phono preamp.|
|Other Source(s):||Soma-FM through Foobar2k, Qobuz from Starlink|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Morrow MA3s and an MA4. Zcable passion 12' biwired shotgunned to woofer, Transparent MusicWave to mid/high speaker cable. Transparent digital from the Oppos and Morrow USB from PC.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Dedicated 10ga circuits (5). Salamander Architype 7.0.|
Plus another wooden stand w/ concrete tile on top for turntable base.
|Tweaks:||Sandbags on top of most items; essential for CJ preamp. Cork between fins of Anthem heat sinks. ERS cloth in various places.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||27 x 16 x 9|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Cotton insulation on back wall (behind speakers).|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||70s pop/rock, jazz, classical; anything good or the best of a category. Native American, Mozart, Telemann, Bjork, etc.|
Mainly trip hop now. Flunk.
|System Goals/Comments:||To enjoy the music, not analyze.|
|System Strengths:||Clear, realistic, and enjoyable.|
|System Weaknesses:||Maggies and hit their limits of bass excursions on rare stuff like Lorde's first album.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Panasonic 65" plasma.|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||NAD 312 amp section; driven straight from the Oppo.|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Magnepan MMGs in rear; no center.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Oppo BDP-83, HTPC.|
|Comments on HT System:||Sound is great. Maggies can clip on explosions, even with a high-pass (80 Hz) xover on the woofers.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Hammerhead sled.|
Luna X2 bike.