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krisjan's Sound of real music System
IP Address: Last Update: February 20, 2022 at 14:10:57
Amplifier: Manley Snapper tubed monoblocks
Orchard Audio Starkrimson class D monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SLP-05
Speakers: Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT's
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA-11S2 CD/SACD player
Peachtree Audio SonaDac
Other Source(s): JRiver MediaCenter
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Cross balanced interconnects; Cardas Golden Cross biwire speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS 5100 Signature power conditioner
Tweaks: I use a standard surround receiver to generate rear channel sound. This works nicely to enhance the soundstage without a full investment in 5.1 multichannel.
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 14 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: This room is dedicated to audio only. Home theater is in a separate room. Room is treated with stacked bass traps in all 4 corners and at first reflection points along with diffusers on side and back walls. Best room I've ever had for audio.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (90+% of the time) from the classical period on through today as long as it is not atonal. Some Jazz and contemporary Christian comprise the rest.
System Goals/Comments: Reproduce violin, cello and piano like the real thing.
System Strengths: Very musical; no listener fatigue; great soundstaging
System Weaknesses: Tubes heat up the room in the summer!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung Flat 82-Inch 4K 8 Series UHD Smart TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo 605
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Polk
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blu-ray player
Comments on HT System: Used mostly for watching BD movies and sports.

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