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twochanneldave's Dave's 2.1 System
IP Address: 108.86.233.134 Last Update: April 27, 2020 at 18:14:50
Amplifier: Manley Labs Neo-Classic 500 Monoblocks:
KT90EH Upscale Audio cryo, Raytheon 6414 3x mica blackplate, Telefunken 801S, -
Nichicon Cap and Power supply upgrade
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Manley Labs Neo-Classic 300B Preamp:
Western Electric 300B / VAIC VALVE (day to day), Phillips/Holland ECC35 brownbase, Amperex/Phillips Holland 5AR4/GZ34 metalbase, GE Holland OD3
Speakers: Legacy Audio Whispers,
Dual REL Storm III Subwoofers
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Naim CD3.5 w/Flatcap Power Supply,
Margules Audio Magenta ADE-24 "The Black Box"
Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF 7.1 with Excel Hana SH /
Eastern Electric Minimax Phono Pre-Amp: Telefunken ECC83 smoothplates, Sylvania 5751 3x mica blackplate
Other Source(s): Audio Engine D2 Wireless DAC (Windows PC SSD running Fidelizer Pro, Foobar2000 with Mathaudio and related components)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables: Naim NACA5 (barewire,
Synergistic Research Galileo Speaker Cells with Michael Spallone modded MPCs),
Nordost Norse Bi-Wire Jumpers: Diagonal wired; (or +ve) - red and (or -ve)- black /
ICs: Cryotweaks Silver Reference Edition MKII (WBT - RCA)
REL Subs: Signal Cable Speakon Neutrik
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioner: Synergistic Research PowerCell 10SE MKII with QLS9 power strip and Galileo MPCs,
Power Cables: Synergistic Research Tesla SE Precision Reference AC, Tesla T2, Nordost (various)
Tweaks: Fuses: Hi-Fi Supreme Tuning Fuses,
Isolation: Alto-Extremo Fat-Boy MK II, GregiTek Aerius,
Audio Prism Ground Control Ref - Speaker,
Schumann Resonance Plugs,
Furutech deStat II,
AER CD Enhancer,
Mapleshade Phonophile Integrated Record Coupling System
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 13' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: Legacy Audio Whispers: 1' side, 8' to back L shape room
REL Subs: Flush to corner back wall (left and right)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Prog, ALT, Punk, Classical, Jazz, Blues

System Goals/Comments: Musicality, tonality, detail and space!

If not - then back to the drawing board!
System Strengths: Manley Labs 300B Neo-Classic Pre-amp: Tonal density, musicality and pace
Manley Labs 500 Watt Neo-Classic Monoblocks: Relaxed authority, spatial cues
Legacy Audio Whispers: lucid presence, female vocals to die for, open baffle bass is soooo fast and works for all kinds of music - wow!
Eastern Electric Minimax Phono Pre-amp: Musical, forgiving, yet open (NOS tube rolling friendly)- Thanks Bill!
formerly bill@morningstaraudio.com

Synergistic Research PowerCell 10SE MKII and Galileo Speaker Cells with Galileo MPCs and Michael Spallone modded MPCs really let the music come through!
System Weaknesses: Working on computer audio now - hmmmm.....?
some things good - some things not so good...
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: boats, sports cars, homebrewing /

Retired IT and HR Professional

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