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Adam O's Current System
IP Address: 74.192.200.15 Last Update: April 08, 2021 at 21:53:49
Amplifier: Optoma NuForce STA 200
Parasound Halo 2.1 integrated
Headphone amps: Burson Fun with SS Opamp V6 Vivid; Halo's ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Schiit Freya + with stock tubes
Speakers: Wharfedale EVO 4.4
Klipsch RP-280F Piano Black with Soundocity outriggers
Office: Audioengine A5
Bedroom: Klipsch
Attic: Advents (in storage)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Logitech Squeezebox Touch and Oppo DV-983H universal player-> PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC; Meridian Explorer 2 DAC with MQA; Halo's ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
Turntable/Phono Stage: None - sold Rega and SOTA tables for perfect sound forever :-)
Other Source(s): Dell XPS PC, Tidal, Pandora, jRiver, iTunes, Altice One DVR (portable: Apple Nano, iPad, iPhone)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DH Labs Silver Sonic Q-10 Signature
Audioquest CV-8 (72db)
Signal Cable Silver Resolution
Kimber Kable 8TC
Jumper cables: Audioquest Saturn, Kaplan, TG Audio HSR, DH Labs Silver Sonic Q-10 Signature and T-14
Interconnects: Transparent Audio MusicLink Plus, DH Labs Silver Sonic Revelation, TG Audio HSR-Silver, Luminous Audio Synchestra Signature, and Signal Cable Silver Resolution interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Research Hydra and PS8 power distributors; Shunyata Research Venom Defender (2); Burson Fun headphone amp; Parasound Halo 2.1 built-in dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120); Fostex TH-X00/HiFiManHE-400i/Grado SR-325es/Denon AH-D7000/Sennheiser HD-650/6XX/600/700 headphones; Moon Blue Dragon V.3, Headphile BlackSilver and Cardas headphone cables; Balanced Power Technologies BP-2.5 balanced power isolator with Auricaps and BPT L-9C power cable; ; Jon Risch JR Power Source power filter-surge protector; Black Sand Violet Z1 Mk 1 and 2, Shunyata Research HC v.2, Venom 3, and Diamondback Platinum, Audioquest NRG 1.5 (for TiVo), TG Audio HSR-A Gen II and HSR-i Gen II, and Pangea AC-9 power cords
Tweaks: Soundocity outriggers, Finite-elemente ceraball footers, Black Diamond Racing cones, Sound Anchors Conecoasters, Herbie's Tenderfeet and Big Fat Dots, Mapleshade Isoblocks, Symposium Isis shelf and Couplers, Polycrystal and Aluminum Cones, Maple shelves, Shakti Stones, VPI Magic Bricks, Audio Prism WaveGuide Cable Enhancer and Quiet Line AC Modules, Vibrapods, Audioquest RF filters, Signal Guard platform, etc.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Media room opens to kitchen, tile floor, rug, two recliners, minimum wall treatment; speakers set up on narrow wall .
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Great standards (Sinatra to Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald to Krall, etc.); favorites include Madeline Peyroux, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Eileen Jewel, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, etc.; jazz, 60's 70's 80's; folk rock, selected classic country/crossovers and classical.
System Goals/Comments: Musical(ity), transparency, wide and deep soundstage, tight bass, midrange bloom, clarity and texture, sweet but detailed highs.
System Strengths: Sufficient detail without listener fatigue and good PRAT; pleasing, balanced sound from low to relatively loud volumes, air motion transformer (AMT) ribbon tweeters, silk dome midrange, kevlar woofers
System Weaknesses: Minimum room treatment
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba REGZA 55ZV650U 55" HD TV, Altice One dvr
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Squeezebox Touch for streaming music; ROKU for streaming movies, videos
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): No additional speakers
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo DV-983H universal player/Altice One DVR
Comments on HT System: Two channel, but suffices
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Reading, research, computers (building to browsing), pets, jogging, walking, needless tinkering with my system, etc./mediator (retired DOJ litigator/ADA prosecutor)

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