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tetsuo's Vintage + Contemporary = Soul System
IP Address: Last Update: August 28, 2009 at 02:19:56
Amplifier: Lamm ML2
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Lamm L1
Speakers: Edgarhorn Full-Range Speakers (modified)
CD Player/DAC: Forsell Air Reference CD Transport / Museatex Bidat Plus (modified)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Micro Seiki SX-8000 Turntable

(Stereo) SME 3012R / Ortofon SPU 85 Limited Edition Cartridge
(Mono) Micro Seiki MAX-282 / Ortofon SPU GM mono

Bent Audio Mu S&B TX103 MC Transformers
EAR 834PT Phonostage (modified per Thorsten Loesch)
Other Source(s): Steinway 1052 Piano
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Purist Audio Design Dominus on all ICs and speakers
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Silent Running Audio platform for amps
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 18 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: None
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): I'm listening to new genres of music, especially classical (I used to be a hard rocker!). 40% Classical (symphony, chamber, solo piano), 40% Jazz, 20% other (soul / R&B, rock, alternative, rap, latin, etc...).
System Goals/Comments: To my ears, some high end is antiseptic and sterile, focusing on number of 'pin drops' rather than making music. They remind me of a laboratory, not a concert hall. My goal was to build something different and hopefully better. I think it sounds pretty nice.
System Strengths: Sense of scale, both large (like symphony) and small (like chamber or jazz). Pressurizes the entire room with sound energy (not the same as loudness). Very sensitive (both a benefit and liability). Effortless.

System Weaknesses: Impractical size and expense, interferes with my non-audio pursuits, less social interaction. Friends think I'm a little crazy.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic HD projector (forget model number)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: none
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): none
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo DVD player, Museatex Melior Bitstream Data II DAC
Other HT Gear: none
Comments on HT System: Video / HT is not really a priority.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My other passions are playing piano, mountain climbing, and ski mountaineering.

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