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Sondek's Time Bandit System
IP Address: Last Update: February 01, 2024 at 07:00:18
Amplifier: Acoustat direct-drive servo-charge amps expertly rebuilt by Mike Savuto of Analogue Associates. Virtually everything but the tubes uprated/updated. Amazing work by Mike!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Convergent Audio Technology SL1 Renaissance BPX.
Speakers: Acoustat Monitor IV's. Absolutely MAGICAL what they do ...
CD Player/DAC: PrimaLuna Prologue Classic CDP.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12. DS Audio 003 optical cartridge and 003 energizer/preamp.
Other Source(s): Audioengine Bluetooth thing so the Mrs. can play stuff from her phone on the big rig.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Servo driven Acoustats don't use traditional speaker cables. The stator wires are connected directly to the servo amp. Interconnect from preamp to servos is Bocchino Mayflower, RCA inputs on servos are Bocchino TomCats, and CD interconnects are Purist Audio Design Aqueous. IC from DS Audio preamp is Chris VH Pulsar Ag (a truly fine IC).
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 20amp line using 10ga. cryoed romex, PurePower 1500+ power regenerator/conditioner connected via Oyaide R1/Tunami II/WPC-Z w/Oyaide P004/C237 connectors. Outlets from the 1500+ have been changed to Oyaide R0's.
Tweaks: Oyaide Black Mamba-Σ V2 power cords on amps, preamp, and CDP. Herbie's Hal-O's on most tubes, Synergistic Research fuses every place I can put them.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' or 5.8m x 14.5' or 4.4m x 10' or 3m
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, rock, classical, just about anything good.
System Goals/Comments: To make it better ... a never ending quest I'm afraid.
System Strengths: It floats my boat okay.
System Weaknesses: Room treatments.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Pioneer Elite PRO-141FD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Jolida FX10
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): PSB Alpha P5
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-93

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