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howard's Random Chaos...just like my Chess game! System
IP Address: 174.208.104.7 Last Update: February 19, 2024 at 07:58:28
Amplifier: Ars-Sonum Filarmonia Gran(Push-Pull)Spanish 60 Watt integrated, Dartzeel NHB-108A.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Holo Audio Serene used with the Gran/NHB-108A.
Speakers: Merlin Black Magic MXM's w/Dual Mono Master Bam's in Premium finish.
VSM-MXM Black Magic in Studio finish.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Blackgate/Bybee/modified Oracle CD2000 SE Transport(upgraded with a custom "Shelf for the Source" plinth from Black Diamond Racing to replace the original acrylic version), BDR Mini Pits used as an interface between Apex footers and Source shelf. Custom silver cryoe'd umbilical between CDT and PSU from Revelation Audio called the "Passage". Two-piece custom PSU for transport, Genesis Digital Lens, Grimm CC1, Denefrips Gaia, Holo Audio May KTE, Empirical Audio Pace-Car w/Ultra Clock.
Turntable/Phono Stage: None.
Other Source(s): Kenwood DAT deck, Teac R9000 Tape deck.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Clear Rev.1/Golden Reference, Audio Magic Tubed Interconnect(active silver IC that utilizes two 6922's). Acoustic Revive DSIX Digital cable w/DPS-1 PSU(3ea), Acoustic Revive Single-Core IC's. 2ea(1 Meter RCA and 3 Meter Bal).
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Grand Prix Audio Monaco four-tier rack w/F-1 carbon shelf(3 each)and acrylic shelves, Monaco Amp Stand, PSA Statement, Electraglide Classic, Epiphany X(2 ea), Harmonic Tech AC-11 Pro, P.S. Audio xTreme Power Punch, PP300(amp), PP500(front-end), PSA Power Port Premier(5ea), PSA Soloist Premier(2 ea)for amp and front-end, Acoustic Revive RTP-6 "Evolution", Acoustic Revive RTP-2 "Ultimate"(2ea), SWO-XXX(2ea), Quantum Symphony Pro(2ea)and Pro 2x. Audio Magic Mini Digital Stealth(2ea)& Mini Digital, Original MIT Z-1 Stabilizer, Large BDR Shelf(don't know what I'll do with it...yet). Cardas Clear Beyond power cord for Gran.
Tweaks: GPA Apex Feet w/Nitride balls(five sets), BDR Those Things/Cones, ASC Shadowcaster's, Audient Technologies Audit(7ea),Tactic(7ea)and B Drive(impedance matching networks), Audio Magic Pulse Gen ZX(1 ea for Transport, Dac and Intergrated amp), Highwire Powerwrap, Michael Green PZC's(Two Mini and two Echo's), ERS sheets. Numerous Bybee Purifiers, Nordost Titanium Pulsar Points, Star Sound Micro Steel Bearings for GPA, Yamamura Carbon RFI/EMI tubes. Audioprism Ground Control for speaker's, Acoustic Revive SIP-8 and BSIP-2F shorting plugs. Shakti Online. Audio Replas CPC-35SZ.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 11 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: I'm in the process of converting 1/3 of the three car garage into the dedicated room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Fun: Reggae

Serious: Female vocal(Jazz), Country/Bluegrass and/or anything good(absolutely no Rap, Harpsichord, brass, Xylophone or Organ).
System Goals/Comments: I found I enjoy listening to the Stereo compared to a live performance(not that it sounds "real", but because I can control the volume).I plan to do an LE/DE(wood/carpet)configuration for the dedicated room.
System Strengths: Not screechy/dull.
System Weaknesses: No complaints.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG C1 65", Sonos Arc/Sub Gen3(2ea)/Era 300(2ea).
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None yet.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Xbox Series X supported by an Equitec conditioner and active PS Audio in-wall conditioner.
Other HT Gear: Bybee modified Equitech ETR-1F w/Power Ports plugged into P.S. Audio Soloist(main), Wireworld powerstrip w/Oyaide XXX(bedroom).
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Chess, Table Tennis, Photography, Cycling and Guitar.

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