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R7 's Downsized, Third-act System
IP Address: Last Update: November 04, 2007 at 07:35:17
Amplifier: Cayin A-50T, various tubes
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):

Speakers: Renaissance Audio Group Duet
CD Player/DAC: Cheap Sony DVD/VCR SLV-D370P for transport,
Channel Islands Audio VDA-2 DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: ZYX Yatra H original, Rega Planar 25, Simaudio Moon LP3.
Other Source(s): RME DIGI96/8 PAD
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Belkin PureAV Silver IC from LP3 to A-50T; Belkin PureAV Silver IC from SLV-D370P to VDA-2, MIT Spectral 500 from VDA-2 to A-50T, XLO ER-TOS TOSLink from DIGI96/8 PAD to VDA-2, Kimber 8TC or SYMO LS 5-SX from A-50T to Duets.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Sanus Accurate rack. Sanus Steel Foundations 26" speaker stands, sand-filled . Shunyata Diamondback PC on A-50T. Herbie's turntable mat. AudioQuest Sorbothane gel hemispheres under Planar 25 (essential, with the turntable sited as it is). Pro-Ject Speed Box SE turntable speed controller/line conditioner. Boca Si3N4 ceramic bearing in turntable bearing well. Alan Maher, APC Line-R and Powervar line conditioners.
Tweaks: None yet. I don't think this room will make any very worthwhile.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 18 x 8-12
Room Comments/Treatments: This current room is an abortion sonically. Thank god the Duets are listenable nearfield and low-level... part of the reason I chose them.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Many kinds.
System Goals/Comments: A decent system with warmth, detail, and linearity, (i.e., timbral accuracy), and with good soundstaging and imaging.
System Strengths: pretty musical.
System Weaknesses: not musical, linear, detailed, or spacious enough.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba 27" flat-screen TV
Motorola DCT6416 III DVR set-top box (leased from cable company)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: I use my 2-channel system.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): I use my 2-channel system.
Sources (DVD/VCR): I use my 2-channel system.
Other HT Gear: I use my 2-channel system.
Comments on HT System: Same as my 2-channel system.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Movies, Chess, Internet.

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