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Land Shark 's 2 Ch Theory of Evolution System
IP Address: Last Update: February 17, 2024 at 18:21:37
Amplifier: Parasound 2125v.2 New Classic 2 x 150 wpc 8 ohms / 225 wpc 4 ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Rotel RC 1572 Mk II
Speakers: Monitor Audio Bronze 6
Grado SR80x Headphones
CD Player/DAC: CD Transport: Cambridge Audio CXC
CD Transport: Musical Fidelity M1CDT (stored)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Turntable: VPI HW-19 Mk IV
Tonearm: Triplanar III w/Cardas wire
Cartridges: Sigma Genesis 2000 / Ortofon MC 25 FL / Denon DL-103R
Phono Stage: Acurus P10
Other Source(s): CD Recorder: Denon CDR-W1500 (2 trays)
Blue Ray / SACD player: Oppo BDP-103
Streamer: Spotify thru Mac Book Pro to Rotel pre-amplifier built in 32 bit / 384 khz DAC
Cassette Deck: Nakamichi CR4A (stored)
AM/FM Tuner: Marantz ST6000 (stored)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker wire: Tara Labs Phase II/TFA (Time & Space)
Analog Interconnects: Tara Labs Prism 55 / Audioquest Black Mambas / Pangea Prime
Digital Interconnects: Tara Labs Prism Digital / Audioquest Carbon coax / Audioquest Cinnamon coax, toslink & usb
Power: Pangea AC-9 / AC-14XL / AC-14SE
Audioquest Forest Toslink cable from TV to sound bar, and Audioques Forest HDMI cable from Oppo to TV.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioner: Audio Power Power Wedge 116
Rack: Salamander Synergy Twin 30
Record Cleaning Machine: VPI HW-16.5
Tweaks: Wood laminate flooring and impact resistant
doors and windows.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20' x 12' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Room much improved with new laminate floor and impact resistant door and window replacing sliding glass doors. Better speaker position.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock N' Roll in all flavors, pop, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, latin and a bit of classical
System Goals/Comments: Spend more time listening
System Strengths: Dynamic punchy sound. Fat bass. Good resolution and detail. "Musical." Makes me tap my feet. LPs & CDs sound great. Even Spotify sounds great. The Rotel's DAC is stunnigly good.
System Weaknesses: No blinking lights.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony Bravia X95H 65"
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Sony MT-300 2.1 sound bar
Comments on HT System: Big ass TV. Sound bar sounds pretty good.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired from Exporting Medical Equipment. Music, audio, aviation, politics, family, friends, good beer and food, college and NFL football, did I say music?

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