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CometCKO 's Listening Room System
IP Address: 32.212.195.86 Last Update: April 24, 2020 at 13:04:38
Amplifier: Twin H-K Citation-II KT88 push-pull, McShane mods (4x60 watts)
Linkwitz Labs active crossover (line level)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): First Sound Presence Deluxe preamp
Schiit Ragnarock headphone amp
Speakers: Magneplanar 1.6qr with speaker elements connected directly to amp outputs via short magnet wire connectors + Audiokinesis SWARM distributed subwoofer system (4 subs)
Audeze LCD-2 headphones
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: ModWright Transporter, used as Roon endpoint
Turntable/Phono Stage: Empire 208 (heavily revised)/Sonik Sircle tonearm/Audio Technica AT-ART9 cartridge
VPI Scout/Dynavector DV20xl + Ortofon 2M Mono cartridge/Ortofon 2M Mono cartridge
Modwright PH9.0 tube phono stage
Other Source(s): Teac 1000 Reel-to-reel
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Magnet wire/Anti-Cables + Analysis Plus interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Phoenix SG4/Anaheim Automation turntable motor controller for VPI; Phoenix Eagle controller for Empire; Welborne Labs Gatekeeper; SoundDesign racks
wall mounted turntable shelf
Tweaks: VPI 16.5 record cleaner
Herbies Tenderfeet; Herbie's record mat; myrtle blocks
Room Size (LxWxH): 14 x 27 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: oriental rugs over RealTraps sound absorbers
wall to ceiling bookshelves behind listening position (diffusion)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): classical; folk; blues
System Goals/Comments: Large scale orchestral 'You are There'
System Strengths: Clarity when above "reality threshold", wonderful midrange, natural timbre, solid bass with Mye stands; where I go to listen to strings.
System Weaknesses: Not high resolution at lower volume levels. Great sounding bass, but kettle drums lack impact. Compression at high volume levels.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://s817.photobucket.com/user/MobysMind/media/Empire%20Re-Envisioned/2013-02-09202037-Copy_zpscc58b037.jpg.html
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Audi quattro club = ice driving!
Restoring vintage amplifiers
Whitewater kayaking

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