|Timo's Timo's Reference System System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: November 30, 2015 at 10:56:13|
|Amplifier:||(2) Ayre V-3x solid-state power amplifiers configured in a vertical biamped setup. Each amp 100 w/ch @ 8 ohms, 200 w/ch @ 4 ohms.|
Burson Soloist headphone amplifier.
HeadRoom Balanced Desktop headphone amplifier w/external Desktop Power Supply.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||ModWright LS 36.5 linestage with PS 36.5 external power supply.|
|Speakers:||Legacy Focus 20/20, 185 lbs. ea. 4 ohms nominal impedance.|
Numerous headphones including: AKG K702 and K712 w/Cardas headphone cables, Audeze LCD-2 w/ALO headphone cable, Beyerdynamic T1 w/ALO headphone cable, Sennheiser HD580, HD600, HD650 and HD800 w/Cardas headphone cables, Westone 3 and Westone 4R IEMs.
|CD Player/DAC:||ModWright/Sony SCD XA5400ES CD/SACD player w/external PS 9.0 tube rectified power supply, Truth power umbilical and Bybee Music Rails.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI HW-19 Mk. III w/SME 309 tonearm and Monster Sigma Genesis 2000 low-output MC cartridge. ModWright SWP 9.0SE Signature Edition phono preamp.|
|Other Source(s):||Adcom GFT-1A AM/FM tuner.|
Nakamichi LX-5 discrete 3-head cassette tape deck.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8.|
Interconnects: Discovery Essence (DAC to preamp), Plus Four (tuner to preamp) and Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval (preamp to amps); Cardas Neutral Reference phono cable.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Power: Shunyata Research Hydra 8 to power front-end components, Shunyata Research Hydra 2s to power amplifiers, Shunyata Anaconda Alpha power cables feeding all components except Shunyata Anaconda VX power cords feeding the digital transport; VPI SDS power unit to supply turntable power.|
Racks: Michael Green Designs (MGD) Justarack for main equipment (seven shelves). MGD Justarack for turntable and VPI SDS power unit. Target TTF-1 amp stands, Sanus Systems amp stand. Boltz CD1200 CD rack, Boltz 3-shelve LP rack.
|Tweaks:||RightWay Audio Suspendors (cable towers). Herbie's Audio Lab (vacuum tube dampers).|
Contact cleaners used: Caig Deoxit and ProGold.
Isolation devices: Black Diamond Racing Mk. IV cones under all equipment; Bright Star Big Rock 19 'sand box' under turntable.
Audiodharma Cable Cooker Aniversary Edition 3.5 cable break-in and conditioning system.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||20' x 20' x 8'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||One stuffed couch, one stuffed lounger, 2 coffee tables, CD rack and LP rack along side wall, wall-to-wall plush carpet with pad, MGD Room Tunes applied sparingly.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||All except: grunge, rap, twangy country, New Age, and Acid Jazz/Rock.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Truly a reference music system!|
|System Weaknesses:||None, IMHO.|
|Video/HT System: None|