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Rick58's More Bang for a bit More Buck System
IP Address: 73.41.246.222 Last Update: May 28, 2018 at 11:11:10
Amplifier: Bottlehead Paramount (300B) SETs (now with V-caps and Mundorf silver-in-oil caps, & Sophia Princess 300B Mesh Plates)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound P 7
Speakers: Triangle Titus 202 EX (upgraded crossover with premium parts) on Target 24" stands

NHT SubOne (10" version)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Cambridge 840C CD Player
Oppo Digital 980H Universal Player (digital out into 840C)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD-145, Denon DL-160 cart
Other Source(s): Logitech Squeezebox Touch (digital out into 840C) ... actually, now it's my 'old' iMac into the 840C.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Analysis Plus Oval 9 speaker cables, Oval 12 Jumpers, SR Looking Glass Phase II Active ICs (deactivated - sounds better to me!), White Zombie Silver XLRs, Zocore Silver ICs, Mogami TRS/XLRF (ERGO hookup from preamp output)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin PF60 (= Monster 5100 I think ...)
Tweaks: Rebuilt Titus crossover using premium parts, premium cap upgrades in Paramounts
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 13 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: KRK ERGO Room Correction unit (<500Hz only). Bass is tighter and more articulate with this unit, but possibly not as 'good' as if I could have physical room treatment (not possible ...).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): all except rap (America to ZZ Top) ... not much country: some Dixie Chicks (music good, politics bad (I can say that for Green Day as well!)), Paul McCartney 'RAM', Lissie (selections), Colbie Callait, Dido, Josh Groban 'Awake', assorted classical, ...
System Goals/Comments: transparency, realism, soundstage depth (all not at the expense of musicality), and for not a whole lot of money. (Well, it's tipping towards the more expensive side now ...)
System Strengths: good detail, transparency, musicality for 'inexpensive' system
System Weaknesses: room treatment?
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 55"
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR7008
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Monitor Audio Silver 8 LF, RF; Polk Audio Center, Yamaha in-ceiling surrounds, Yamaha sub (new home purchase 7.1 package, only use Sub, Surround, and Back channels)
Sources (DVD/VCR): LG Blu-ray player
URL Link: http://none ...
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Sr. Hardware Engineer at Google LLC

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