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Paul Tobin's Vinyl + Streaming System
IP Address: 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
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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

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