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Arbelos's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: April 08, 2010 at 14:23:51
Amplifier: Berning ZH 270 mod., Spectron Musician II, Audio Research D-125, Beard P 100 Mk.2 mod.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Consulting Silver Rock TVC, Audio Synthesis Passion & Passion Ultimate passives, EVS 1kOhm Ultimate att.
Speakers: Ambience Ribbon Hybrid Reference 1600 & 1800, SS Ultra 1400& 1600 and SS 1800, Magnepan MG 0.5 & MG 3.3 both completely re-designed /modded
CD Player/DAC: Audio Synthesis DAX Discrete Variable ASL / ASL Pioneer, EVS Millenium II, Sony DVP-NS 900V
Turntable/Phono Stage: Well Tempered Signature, Jan Allaerts MC 2 saphire, Mich. Lamm preamp / Audio Synthesis Ultimate Phono,
Technics SL1210 Mk. 2 Sound Hifi & other mods, Mike New bearing, ET 2.5 arm, AT OC9
Other Source(s): Tandberg T 3011 Tuner
Alpage AL 300 Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Toslink with optical oil, Harmonic Tech. digital, Audio Consulting silver / cotton IC, custom cross braid PTFE & air / silver, Magnan Signature IC and Speaker cables (bi-wired), 0.5mm Cu cotton-sleeved twisted wires
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): No racks: Floor placement, Magnan mains signature & low levelcables
Tweaks: Darumas, Roller Blocks, Wood balls, floaters, ceramic spikes, felt, Arbelos woodLenses
Room Size (LxWxH): 4.5 m x 4.25 m x 3.9 m
Room Comments/Treatments: Corner treatment with 30 cm / side triangle, diagonally in all bottom corners, for bass absorption
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Chamber music, Orchestral, Jazz, Folkmusic ("World m."), Some Pop, singer / songwriter. Focus on acoustical and ev. electromechanical instruments
System Goals/Comments: Transparency & aliveness, straight & direct.

Non-neurotic, friendly behaviour with recording weaknesses.
System Strengths: Timbral accuracy, immediate recognition of individual instruments character, neutral soundstage reproduction. No artificial sweeteners
System Weaknesses: Very good, but not ultimate dynamics. Still 'artificial' if compared to a live event.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: no
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: no
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): not yet
Sources (DVD/VCR): some
Comments on HT System: how to place 5 channels and a sub, when 2 channels optimally placed are almost impossible?

And where to buy 5 superb channels, when a lot of money is not enough to buy rel. flawless 2 channel speakers?
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Concert organization, playing instruments (cl, b-cl, ss, as, bs)

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