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SRMcGee's Main System System
IP Address: Last Update: November 20, 2011 at 16:04:21
Amplifier: Pass Labs Aleph 1.2 monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Pass Labs Aleph P 1.7 (DIY) and
Pass Labs Aleph Ono/Pearl Phono preamplifier (DIY)
Speakers: Egglestonworks Andras
CD Player/DAC: Cary CD-306/100
Turntable/Phono Stage: Maplenoll Apollo Turntable

Lyra Lydian Beta Phono Cartridge
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Transparent Reference and Ultra wire; excellent homebrew interconnects made from Neotech NEI-3001 wire and Xhadow RCA connectors; Synergistic Research Master Couplers and Chris VenHaus Flavor 1 & 2 power cords
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Four 15 amp dedicated lines for system (one for each amp, plus one digital and one analog line), and a fifth dedicated 15 amp line for the Maplenoll's air pump. DIY equipment stand constructed from Bosch-Rexroth extruded aluminum components and four 2" thick maple shelves. Cable and electronics burn-in supplied by a modified (custom enclosured and tweaked) Hagerman FryKleaner (highly recommended).
Tweaks: The preamplifier is a 4 chassis DIY affair, consisting of an Aleph P 1.7 preamp, an Aleph Ono (MM) / Pearl (MC) phono preamp and separate upgraded power supplies for each. The Aleph P PCBs were sourced from Veteran, a member on DIYaudio.com; the remote controlled volume and selector system was purchased from Dantimax. The Aleph Ono/Pearl was sourced as a kit from Promitheus, another DIYaudio member. All four enclosures were purchased from HiFi2000, and were drilled and engraved by Front Panel Express based on my design. This is a gorgeous and beautiful-sounding preamplifier.

Also, various feet, both Tiptoe-like and rubber-like, numerous tweaks to turntable and a VPI Magic Brick on top of the preamp power supply. Hagerman (Hagtech.com) FryKleaner used to burn-in electronics and wire.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 20 x 7.5
Room Comments/Treatments: Basement room with concrete floor and walls. Thin carpet on floor, with one hanging rug and one large rug between seating and speakers.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, jazz and classical.
System Goals/Comments: Best when the lights are turned down low.
System Strengths: Very well integrated system but, hey, everything can be improved a little....
System Weaknesses: The ceiling is too low for the speakers to "blossom" properly.
Video/HT System: None

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