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olpot's Man's cave System
IP Address: Last Update: April 12, 2011 at 18:34:20
Amplifier: Audio Research VSi-55
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Anthem PRE1 (used as phono)
Speakers: Quad ESl-988, Tannoy S8LR
CD Player/DAC: Denon 3910, Quad CDP-99
Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF-5.1
Other Source(s): Squeezebox 3, Windows PC
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: QED Silver Anniversary, QED Qnex2

Purist Audio Design Aqueous I/C: CD->pre

Cable Talk Monitor 2 0.5m: pre->power
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Ikea rack
Tweaks: Some shielded Pirelli power cables, cones under CD player.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13 x 12 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 90%: classical, jazz

10%: blues, selected rock, pop, world, new age etc

-0%: r&b, hip-hop, rap, techno and the like
System Goals/Comments: naturalness

System Strengths: Very accurate tonally, neutral, non-fatiguing, total absense of typical 'digital' and 'SS' artifacts (e.g. absense of sibilance/hash/grain in HF)

Very good resolution and soundstaging.
System Weaknesses: Need a decent tube preamp to inject more sparkle and warmth, CD player lacks refinement, no deep bass.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: not interested in HT as I do not watch TV other than news and some (very few) sports.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: occupation: dad, also software engineer.

other hobbies: photography, cars, travel.

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