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Terry P's 99% vinyl System
IP Address: Last Update: November 18, 2015 at 18:47:48
Amplifier: Cary SLI-80 Signature (Gold Lion KT88, NOS RCA 5U4G, NOS RCA 6SN7, NOS Amperex 6DJ8 BB tubes) or Plinius 9200
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Art Audio Vinyl One phono preamp: tubes NOS Amperex 12AX7's (gain), Dumont 12ax7 as cathode follower), Raytheon 6FQ7 (regulation).
Speakers: Meadowlark Ospreys
CD Player/DAC: Jolida JD-100A with GE 5751 BPTM tubes.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Avid Volvere SP, SME IV.Vi tonearm, Benz Ruby Z cartridge, Hovland Music Groove 2 phono cable, Art Audio Vinyl One (see preamp)
Other Source(s): Mac Mini PC for Tidal or Pandora to Cary DAC-100t with Amperex NOS 6922 white label tubes.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nordost biwired flatline gold mk II spkr; Cardas Golden Ref IC's on Vinyl One and DAC to amp; Harmonic Technology interconnect on CDP to amp.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Python Helix CX on amp to wall/FIM; FIM-880 to Black Mamba HC to Shunyata Hydra to Blue Circle Audio MR1200 balanced power supply on front-end; Shunyata Python Helix AC cable on BC MR1200 to wall/FIM; Shunyata Diamondback AC cables on turntable, CDP & Vinyl One to MR1200; two dedicated homerun 10 ga. 20 amp AC mains with separate ground wires and FIM 880 outlets. Finite Elemente Pagoda Signature rack with Cerapuc feet.
Tweaks: Nitty Gritty vinyl cleaning machine, Golden Sound DH Jumbo cones under Vinyl One, DH large cones under DAC, Stylast and Last record preservative. Soundcare SuperSpikes on the Ospreys.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 16 x 12
Room Comments/Treatments: none really, but there is a nearly room-sized rug over hardwood and honeycomb blinds over windows. One side of room is open to a very large atrium resulting in no slap echos.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, classic rock, modern rock/blues, occasional ska.
System Goals/Comments: maybe upgrade speaker cables.
System Strengths: With Plinius: Resolution and transparency; smooth integration; overall "correctness" of music. With Cary, it just sounds right! Luv those toobs!
With Cary: great mid-range, natural sound.
System Weaknesses: 1 LP warm-up time for top sound.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 50 inch plasma 1080p
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Rotel RSP-1570, Rotel RMB-1075
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm Ref 590 CC, 60 v2 fronts, ADP surrounds, PW-2200 sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BD-103 bluray player; DirecTV Genie HR44 HDTV tuner; Roku 3 box.
Other HT Gear: Neuance platform under DVD player; FIM 880 outlet. Hydra-4 surge protector/conditioner. Shunyata Python Helix, Black Mamba, and Copperhead AC cables; Golden Sound acoustic discs in corners.
Comments on HT System: stunning video; clean, dynamic audio.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My dog and wife, health & exercise, technology.

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