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mcondo's Listening Room System
IP Address: Last Update: April 13, 2013 at 10:16:13
Amplifier: YBA Passion Integrated (100w), upgraded from Audio Refinement Multi-2 - upgraded from

Audio Refinement Complete Integrated Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): YBA Passion Integrated, upgraded from YBA 2 Delta Preamp w/upgraded power supply - upgraded from Audio Refinement Pre 5
Speakers: ProAc D15's, upgraded from ProAc Studio 125 (Main), ADS L710 (Family Room), Niles OS-20 (outdoors). L710's & OS -20's controlled by Niles SSVC-2 speaker/volume selector.
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA 11S2, upgraded from Marantz SA-11s1, upgraded from Marantz SA-8260, upgraded from NAD C541. Sony DVP 500 SACD/DVD/CD Player.
Other Source(s): Yamaha A/V receiver - used as tuner in main room, amp for kitchen and outdoor speakers
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Zu Libtec with bananas, upgraded from from Zu Wax upgraded from Cat 5 FFRC DIY Speaker cables, Zu Varial (SACD/Passion) Morrow MA2 (DVD)interconnects. Zu Gede tape out to Yamaha receiver

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Blue Circle MR800 Music Ring, Dedicated 20 A line with Oyaide SWO-XXX outlet, one YBA Diamond PC from amp to wall, YBA Diamond PC to Music ring. Tel Wire PC from Music Ring to SA 11S2.
Tweaks: Neuance platform under Sa-11S2 & YBA Passion, Vibrapods, ClearBit/ClearDisc,
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 30 x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Older Victorian, lots of wood, floors, pocket doors, etc
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Varied - Bluesy & folk. Some country & quality rock. (Lovett/Cassidy/Krauss/Keb Mo/MTV unplugged/C.Isaak /J.Haitt/Krall/Stones SACD/Americana/concert DVD's

Some Jazz on SACD/Junior Wells /B.Guy/J Reed
System Goals/Comments: Stop upgrading and enjoy the music!
System Strengths: System is beautiful sounding at low to moderate listening levels - Now have a hi end integrated & source that taught me the importance of the electronics vs speakers. Neuance platforms rounded out the system very nicely
System Weaknesses: Forced into corner placement of speakers (kiddy korner in one corner, either side of large armoir)Room may be a bit 'lively'. I don't have a permanent listening chair location - always fussing with positioning!
Video/HT System: None

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