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McGruder's It all started with my Dad's Heathkit System
IP Address: Last Update: July 16, 2017 at 19:32:38
Amplifier: Quicksilver V4 monoblocks

Stello HP100 Headphone Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SlP-05

Speakers: Harbeth M40.1's

SVS SB2000 x 2

AKG K701 Headphones

CD Player/DAC: Auralic Aries Bridge, Vega DAC
Bricasti M1 SE

Benchmark Media DAC-2 HGC

Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Classic 3 table, outer ring, and center weight

Dynavector DRT-XVS1

Dynavector XX-2 Mk2

Soundsmith-VPI Zephyr

Dynavector 20XL w/ Soundsmith ruby cantilever nude contour line stylus

Audio Technica AT-150 MLX

Denon DL-103

Shure M97XE w/ Jico SAS stylus

E.A.R. 324p phono stage

Marantz "Music Link" PH-22 phono stage


Other Source(s): Synology DS214 NAS, UPnP streamed behind MinimServer
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow Audio Cables MA4 interconnects and SP5 speaker cables, level 4
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Richard Gray Power Station, Monster Power Center HTS-5100 MKII

Ear to Ear 'Black' power chords
Ear to Ear 'Red' power chords

VTI audio rack, Mapleshade shelves decoupled by Herbie's dots
Tweaks: Nitty Gritty Mini Pro 2 RCM

Oyaide SWO-XXX receptacles and WPC-Z faceplate

Timbernation 1 inch maple isolation boards, 2" under turntable
Room Size (LxWxH): 36 x 20 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted room, that's about it
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mainly Jazz, World Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana/Cajun/Zydeco, various Rock But I reach for 60's and 70's the most
System Goals/Comments: Studio monitor-like neutrality, organic and harmoniacallu natural tone, coherent presentation across bass, mids, treble
System Strengths: It sounds really good, and I use it a lot...the digital setup is finally better than vinyl most of the time
System Weaknesses: Wish I had a better rack...I plan on Adona platforms
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 65" LCD
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Main L/R: NHT ST-4
Center: NHT M5
Surround Channel: NHT Super Zero
Subwoofer: NHT SW2P, MA-1 amp
Sources (DVD/VCR): Marantz UD-8004 Universal BluRay player
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Playing acoustic guitars, attending live performances, motorcycles, kayaking, bicycling, running, weight lifting, fitness

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