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sbrians's Primary. System
IP Address: 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.
Oppo BDP-83
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
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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.

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