|Last Update: April 01, 2007 at 16:37:09||IP Address: 126.96.36.199|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Bryston BP-25|
|CD Player/DAC:||Ayre CX-7 CDP.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI Scout / JMW9 (supported by custom Black Diamond Racing pucks and blocks)|
Dynavector Karat 17D2 MK.II MC Cartridge
EAR 834P Black
I use a WallyTractor to align the cartridge
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||From TT to phono stage: AudioQuest Viper RCA 1M|
From phono stage to preamp: RadioShack AV gold plated RCA 1M (I'm as surprised as you are.)
From CDP to preamp: AudioQuest Python XLR 1M
From preamp to power amp PS Audio Extreme Statement XLR 2M
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||PS Audio P500 power plant/ultimate outlet; I've set it at 120V with a 60hz sine wave (the VPI Scout loves it that way :-)|
PS Audio Juice Bar power strip.
PS Audio PowerPort (outlet);
Four PS Audio Statement power cords.
I also have a VPI 16.5 record cleaning machine.
|Tweaks:||The preamp, CDP, and P500 sit on a separate 10-pound maple butcher-block with four home-grown spiked feet. |
The amplifier rests on a Target VFI Amp Stand. I replaced the stand's flimsy shelf with a 15-pound butcher-block.
The CDP also rests on three Black Diamond Racing Pucks (Mark IV); beneath each puck is a Duruma-311 Vibration Isolator.
Underneath the pre-amp are three Black Diamond Racing Cones (Mark IV)
|Room Size (LxWxH):||30' x 15' x 15'|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, eclectic, acoustic, interesting...inviting...whatever...|
|System Goals/Comments:||What I don't want: a 'club' system. |
I want to perceive the human beings making the music. I want to be there with them in their groove.
In its way, the system is a time-machine. :-)
|System Strengths:||Wide sound-stage; airy; musical; dynamic; good PRAT; very listenable and non-fatiguing; engaging. Midrange to die for. Very revealing and transparent. Speakers disappear.|
|System Weaknesses:||Still figuring that out. :-)|
Don't get the lower-octaves below 40hz or so. But that's okay (for now).
|Video/HT System: None|
|URL Link: http://pbase.com/sayitrealfast|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||photography, bicycling, snowshoeing, hiking, eating...|