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Paul Tobin's Vinyl + Streaming System
IP Address: 120.147.139.54 Last Update: January 12, 2019 at 11:40:31
Amplifier: 2 x Benchmark AHB2 in bridged mono - 380Wpc/8ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Benchmark HPA4
Speakers: ATC SCM19 on Target 4 post stands, Herbies Fat Square dots b/w speakers and stands.
Rel S/3 active subwoofer - 10"woofer/12"passive radiator, 350W class D amp.
Sources:
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), Graham Phantom II arm, primary cartridge is Audio Technica ART9, SoundSmith retipped Denon 103R with ruby cantilever/optimised line contact.
Linn Uphorik phono stage
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Straightwire Maestro speaker cable (circa 1990!), 2 x 2m sets in bi-wire arrangement to SCM19's.
Mogami Gold Pro balanced XLR-XLR b/w Benchmark gear
Silver Audio 'Silver Breeze' phono cable
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, small amount of additional foam panels
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 - balanced and naturally musical
System Weaknesses: More grandeur available from bigger systems
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: LG 55" OLED
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-X3200W (front out to HPA4/AHB2 driving ATC SCM19)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Proac R2's positioned as rears - no centre - Rel S3 subwoofer.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Bluray
URL Link: http://www.tobespages.info
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Personal fitness

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