|Paul Tobin's Vinyl + Streaming System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: July 21, 2020 at 05:40:25|
|Amplifier:||None - active speakers|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Benchmark HPA4|
|Speakers:||ATC SCM100 ASLT - 3-way active towers, 350Wrms built in tri-amp, all ATC in-house designed and built drivers - 'S' spec 25mm soft dome, 'S' spec 75mm Soft Dome, 'SL' spec 314mm|
|CD Player/DAC:||Mac Mini/Uptone Audio JS2 PS + MMK, Audirvana+3/Roon > IFi USB3 power > Benchmark DAC3L|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI TNT series 1 (Mk-5 bearing, 'ball' suspension upgrade, SDS, integrated motor/flywheel). |
Scaled back due to change of listening habits towards digital downloads/streaming.
Sold my Phantom arm and installed an old Grace G-1040 arm bought in 1982. Ortofon 2M Black/Cary PH302 phono.
Technics 1210GR/Garrott P77 SAS stylus/Parasound JC3Jr phono
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Mogami Gold Pro balanced XLR-XLR b/w Benchmark gear and to active speakers.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Audience aR2p-TO Teflon capped power conditioner.|
VH Audio Hotboxs and Flavor 2 power cables with Furutech male plugs and IECs. Bob Crump 'Asylum' power cables on turntable/SDS.
Dedicated 20A mains spur for audio equipment terminated with Furutech receptacles.
1500V, 0.47uF Auricaps placed across active and neutral connections in Hotboxes.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||6m x 4.3m x 2.7m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||DIY bass traps and absorption panels, additional foam panels, Vicoustic DC2 and Wavewood diffusers - first reflection points of walls and ceiling treated, symmetrical arrangement.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, Rock/Pop, Blues, some classical|
|System Goals/Comments:||Insight into recordings and allow me to relax and enjoy the music|
|System Strengths:||True to the source, neutral and revealing, dynamics, scale, unperturbed at any level.|
|System Weaknesses:||I guess it won't 'rose color' poor material - but that's a plus in my book.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||LG 55" OLED|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Denon AVR-X3200W (front out to HPA4 driving ATC SCM100aslt)|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||ATC SCM 19's rear speakers - no Sub|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony Bluray|
|URL Link: http://www.tobespages.info|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Personal fitness|