|Paul Tobin's Vinyl + Streaming System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||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.
|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
|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|