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Ross's Mine + Family System
IP Address: 172.9.116.164 Last Update: March 21, 2017 at 16:06:00
Amplifier: Triode TRV P845SE / Audio Research D70 / Cary CAD 40m Signature mono blocks. Marantz 8 / Fisher SA-16 or 30a pair or 460a / Heath AA-111 or rebuilt W-5 or stock W-4 / Rebuilt Dyna ST-70 / Eico HF-14 pr /rebuilt Eico HF-86 or Eico HF-87 // most are in 15-35 wpc category
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research SP-10 with EH6922 tubes

Audible Illusions M3A sovtek 6922 and Siemen 7dj8

Conrad Johnson PV-5 / GE mil spec 5751 and 5965 / Eico Mullard 12ax7 (not used for awhile)
Speakers: Triangle Titus run full range.

AR3a pair used as subwoofers / Mirage LX-2 electronic crossover / McIntosh 2100 amp to power subwoofers.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer DV79AVI Universal Player
Bluesound Node 2 Media Streamer/ DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Main TT
Linn LP12 / Ittok LVII / Denon 103D SS Ruby / Cinemag 3440 SUT
Audio Technica AT33ML/OCC / Lundahl 9206 SUT

Secondary TT
Technics SP15 / AT 1503mkIII
Ortofon CG25 DI MKII
Empire 2000Z / 2000T / EDR.9
Shure V15-III HE

Computer TT
AR ES-1 / Stock Arm / Shure V15vmr
Musical Fidelity A3.2 integrated amp
ASUS Xonar One Analogue to Digital converter to transfer vinyl to digital using vinyl studio software
Spica TC50 speakers used near-field

AR-XA / Shure M97xe connected to HT receiver to listen to vinyl in the den

Other Source(s): TEAC X2000R / Denon DRM-720 cassete / Restored Fisher 90r tuner and MPX 65 decoder / Rebuilt Fisher 202-T AM-FM preamp (Auricaps, new resistors, RF alignment)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Staitwire Symphony speaker cable / Audioquest and Kimber PBJ interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Isobar hospital grade surge protection /

Target 24in stands / filled with sand and spiked
Tweaks: Careful routing of wires.
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Long and relatively narrow
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): acoustic jazz, classic R&B /soul, power pop, 70's-80's punk and new wave / chamber music / string concertos
System Goals/Comments: To reach the point of diminishing returns in the price/performance tradeoff. I am getting closer....
System Strengths: Natural reproduction of the human voice. Excellent transient response and imaging. Good balance among the strengths and weakness of the individual components.
System Weaknesses: Still adjusting the bass to main balance. Inability to play very loud (the later is not a concern- just an objective weakness)
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 50 inch 4k Samsung LED
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR7009 HT Receiver

9 x 110wpc Quiet and accurate digital decoding. Excellent sonics. DSD capable DAC. DAC is good enough to easily hear differences in file quality

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W 685s2 HTM-61 no sub. Paradigm in wall surround speakers. Paradigm in ceiling speakers for zone2/3 kitchen / dining room
Sources (DVD/VCR): Roku 4 connected to a NAS containing video files
Other HT Gear: NAS drive containing media archive (audio and video) hard wire ethernet connection to HT receiver for music streaming / wifi connection to Roku4 for video streaming
Comments on HT System: Nice sound- components (other than TV)chosen for upgrade flexibility, discrete cosmetics *AND* music reproduction
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My family (wife and children)

Collecting vintage jazz LPs

Cooking

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