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cmk's Simply Magic System
IP Address: Last Update: May 03, 2008 at 10:35:53
Amplifier: Sanders ESL Stereo amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ModWright SWLP9.0SE full function preamp (tube rolled: Amperex 7119[x2], RCA 6CG7[clear tops x2], Mullard GZ30)
Speakers: Cabasse Baltic II and Thor II subwoofer finished in Santos.
CD Player/DAC: Esoteric P5/D5 (connected using AudioMagic Excalibur XLR in DUAL configuration OR iLink cable with separate Belden cable for clock)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Scheu Das Laufwerk No. 2 table/Arm#1: Schroeder Model 2 tonearm terminated with Incognito wires and Denon SS103R(0.26mV) via Herron Audio VTPH-1MC(Brimar 12AT7[black plate], Tesla ECC803S gold pins[x2] & GE 5751[x2 triple mica]) / Arm#2: CartridgeMan Conductor linear air bearing tonearm with VdH D501 Silver wires and Dynavector XV-1s (0.3mV) via ModWright Phono loaded at 100ohms (built into preamp)
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab MD-90T (Kimber silver wires & Tesla ECC88 gold pins) with ST2 antenna
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audio Magic Illusion 6' spk cable(amp to sats), Anti-cable(amp to sub), Audio Magic Sorcerer 1m RCA(x2) Phono/Digital to pre, Audio Magic Excalibur 1.5m Tuner to pre, Audio Magic Illusion 1.5m pre to power.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): AudioMagic Eclipse II, Audio Magic Sorcerer 5' to wall(to AM Eclipse[x2]) & Audio Magic Illusion Powercord to DAC, Phonostage & Preamp, Audio Magic Powerdrive powercord to TPT and Tuner, Audio Magic Clairvoyant Powercord to Sanders amp & Sorcerer Powercord to sub, Loricraft PRC3
Tweaks: Mystic Mat(Scheu TT), Walker ValidPoints (ModWright), Nordost Ti Pulsar Points(Magnum Dynalab), Mapleshade Heavyfoot(Herron VTPH-1mc & AudioMagic Eclipse), DH Cones(Esoteric), CDP and preamp located on 1' thick MDF, Scheu TT on Walker Discs located on granite slab, special composite material below CDP, tile placed below Sanders.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 15 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Curtains, bookshelf, carpet, velvet curtain between spks
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock but no heavy metal.
System Goals/Comments: To get the illusion of a live performance in my crib.
System Strengths: Naturality, tonal accuracy and dynamics with a 3D soundstage extending beyond the speaker & room boundaries.
System Weaknesses: Nothing really...
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Optoma HD70, Stewart Studiotek 130 90' 4:3 ratio.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha RX-V1400/Adcom GFA 5500(front spks) + Adcom GFA 5503(centre + rear spks) connected via IXOS 104.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Cabasse Farella 400(main), Fastnet(centre), Fregate(surround), REL Stadium II(sub connected via Neutrik & RCA), Monitor Audio Radius(front presence & rear surround 7.1).
Sources (DVD/VCR): Denon 2930 Universal Disc Player(DVD A/V, SACD, HDCD, CD), Pioneer 790LDP, Cable TV.
Other HT Gear: PS Audio Ultimate Outlet(Hi current version with all components pluged in via extension strips), Audio Magic PowerDrive powercord (x2 for Amps), Cardas Golden power cord(for Denon), Crystal Vision VPS-1(digital comb filter), Cardas Lightning digital 2m(cable TV to VPS-1), Belden M8461 speaker cables, Synergistic Research AV Decor 3pair 2m between A11 and AVR, DH Super Cones under the AVR and Adcom amps, JPS in-wall AC powercord, Audioprism Quietline.
Comments on HT System: Full 7.1 ES/EX surround sound, with hi-res digital (DVDA & SACD) playback.
URL Link: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vevol&1052210297&view
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: In car hifi, playing piano/tennis

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