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Timo's Timo's Reference System System
IP Address: 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.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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 Strengths: Musicality!
System Weaknesses: None, IMHO.
Video/HT System: None

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