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howard's Random Chaos...just like my Chess game! System
IP Address: Last Update: April 05, 2019 at 09:03:22
Amplifier: Ars-Sonum Filarmonia Gran(Push-Pull)Spanish 60 Watt integrated that competes tonally against bigger and more expensive competition.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None.
Speakers: Merlin MXM's w/Dual Mono Master Bam's.
CD Player/DAC: Blackgate/Bybee/modified Oracle CD2000 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". P.S Audio Perfect Wave Dac(coming soon), 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: Will get Cardas Clear Beyond when funds permit. 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(2 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 for XBOX 360, 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), Oyaide R1(2ea), SWO-XXX(2ea), Quantum Symphony Pro(2ea)and Pro 2x. Audio Magic Mini Digital Stealth & Mini Digital, Original MIT Z-1 Stabilizer, Large BDR Shelf(don't know what I'll do with it...yet).
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.
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: Sammy 55" SUHD(8500)for front room.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None yet.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Xbox-OneX supported by an Equitec conditioner.
Other HT Gear: Spyder TV Colorimeter(allows user to set optimum color parameters). Bybee modified Equitech ETR-1F w/Power Ports plugged into P.S. Audio Soloist(main), Wireworld powerstrip w/Oyaide XXX(bedroom).
Comments on HT System: Thinking about installing a quality soundbase.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Chess, Table Tennis, Photography(Pentax K-1), Cycling(Orbea Orca OMR, Wilier Zero.7, Cervelo RCA, Pinarello F8, Specialized S-Works SL6 and Guitar(Paul Reed Smith).

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