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Frank_Locke 's The Great Escape System
IP Address: Last Update: March 14, 2020 at 16:59:10
Amplifier: • McCormack DNA 125

• Creek OBH-21SE headphone amp w/ outboard power supply
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad Johnson PV10b w/ phono stage - rolled tubes courtesy of Upscale Audio
Speakers: • Epos M12s which sit on a huge antique shelf/cabinet unit. Speakers are isolated from the unit with Mapleshade Isoblocks.

•Sennheiser HD 600 headphones (w/ upgraded Cardas 10' cable)
CD Player/DAC: Creek CD53
Emotiva XDS-2 DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: • VPI Scout (w/upgraded Steel & Delrin record clamp) / JWM 9 arm w/ JWM dropped counterweight / Ortofon 2M Black cartridge

• Custom Sound Engineering 'Outer Limit' peripheral ring clamp

• Walker Precision Isolated Power Motor Drive

• Mapleshade custom 4" thick isolation platform w/Mapleshade Isoblocks under TT
Other Source(s): Audioengine B1
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: • Speakers: Mapleshade Clearview Double Golden Helix (replaced Sraightwire Quartets)

• Phono cable: Wasatch PD-402

• Interconnects: Straightwire Serenade (2 sets). Mapleshade Clearview Ultrathin Plus, Audioquest Cobra. Audioquest Forest toslink.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): • 3x Organic Cable 'Finch' power cords, 3x Audioquest NRG-4 power cords, 1x Monster PowerLine 300 power cord.

• 2x PS Audio Ultimate Outlets: 1 20 amp (amplifier) and 1 15 amp (sources)

• Custom made maple 4-shelf rack

• VPI HW17f record cleaning machine

• Hunt EDA record brush

• Audioquest carbon fiber record brush

• Cardas Sweeps & Hi-Fi News Test Records

• Shure SFG-2

• Zero Stat gun
Tweaks: • Mapleshade Ultimate Triplepoints under amp, Walker Motor Controller and pre-amp

• Herbie's RCA dampers all over the place

• Caig Pro-Gold & De-oxit on everything

• Teflon Tape tweak

• Golden Sound Acoustic Discs

• Marigo dots

Black Discus tweak all over the place
Room Size (LxWxH): 20' x 24' x 12'
Room Comments/Treatments: Walker Black Diamond Crystal Room Treaments. See my review in the Asylum.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Blues, Lounge, Environmental, Etc.
System Goals/Comments: Working towards getting the most out of my gear. Can't turn it up loud enough because I'm in an apartment building.
System Strengths: Very musical, nice detail, nice soundstage.
System Weaknesses: Dimmer switches in the room give me some buzz in the phono channel. CJ pre-amp has a captive power cord.
Video/HT System: None

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