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gary.m 's The Bunker System
IP Address: Last Update: December 23, 2023 at 15:05:28
Amplifier: Audio Research 100.2 (For Magnapan 3.7i's)

Cary Rocket 88r (cap upgrade) with NOS tubes GEC KT 88's (For Meadowlark Kestral 2)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audible Illusions M3B with NOS Russian 6H23EB twin-triode tubes
Speakers: Magnapan 3.7i with Vandersteen 2wq Sub and M5 crossovers.

Meadowlark Kestral 2
CD Player/DAC: Ayre CX7eMP
Turntable/Phono Stage: Basis 2001 with Calibrator base and Graham Robin Tonearm and Hovland Music Groove 2 Tonearm cable, Benz Micro (Wood Body) SM Cartridge and Basis record clamp

EAR 834p Phono Preamp with NOS CV4004 Mullard Tubes. Modified by Great Northern Sound Co..
Other Source(s): Grado RS1e Reference Series Headphones and Grado RA-1 Headphone Amp & 30gb iPod (Apple Lossless) 60gb Video iPod for 256kb on the road listening with Grado SR 125 Headphones headphones.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Parsec (for Maggies)

Audioquest Gibralter (Meadowlark Kestral 2)

All interconnects are Audioquest Python. All speaker cables are suspended off the floor with Mapleshade Cable Tripods.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 20 Amp circuts, Custom Power Cord Co. Model 11 Power Block for front end Custom Power Cord Model 11's on Preamps and Power Amp. Custom Power Cord Model 11 Plus Mk2 on CD player. Timbernation Custom sheles made of solid maple, 2" sheles and 3" for turntable. The Basis also sits on a piece of heavy black granite, decoupled from the maple with navcom.
Tweaks: Walker Valid Points throughout. CD player uses Ayre Myrtel wood blocks.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13.5 x 26 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: This is a dedicated listening room. Maggies and Audio Research on one side, Cary Rocket 88r and Meadowlark Kestral 2 on the other. RPG Bad Arc panels behind Maggies and Room tune pillows in the corners. RPG Abflectors on wall behind listening chair. Large Bookshelves on one sidewall, equiptment on the other, with records behind the Maggies.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Folk, Jazz, Classical, Alternative, Classic Rock and some World.
System Goals/Comments: Must be musical and non fatiguing.
System Strengths: Warm, open, transparent and smooth from top to bottom. Grain free, non fatiguing, and it's paid for.
System Weaknesses: It's not live music. But very enjoyable anyway.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony Bravia 40XBR2 LCD
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Cambridge Audio TV Soundworks 250 and Cambridge Soundworks Bass Cube 8 subwoofer. They make a powered center channel with a matching sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba DVD
Comments on HT System: I've just added stuff to the family room to make TV and Movies more fun. It's all automatic, no buttons to press, and nothing to turn on or off. Who cares, it's only TV.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired

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