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Cpwill 's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: May 05, 2021 at 13:17:07
Amplifier: Modified Korneff 45 schematic built by Oliver Sayes, alternating with a Sean Casper built 717a>10Y, and ST70 w/ VTA octal mod powering second speakers in kitchen
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): K and K Audio MIR Kit
Speakers: Alternating between DIY Folded TQWT w/ Fertin 8" Model 7 surround-less fieldcoil drivers and Coral Beta 8's in BLH per Coral plans home built by original owner in Living Room, Reference 3a de Capo i's in Kitchen.
CD Player/DAC: Softone Model 3 (transport only) into AudioNote 2.1x Sig DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Galibier Serac w/ 1,5 armboard and Basis Vector 3 tonearm with VTA micrometer. Koetsu Urushi Blue, Cardas Silver Myrtle, Lyra Helikon and Dynavector Te Katori Rua cartridges in rotation/
K&K Maxxed-out phonostage version 3 w/ upgrades.
Other Source(s): Scott 310D tuner w/355 multiplex decoder

Computer Audio: RPi 4B with Allo Digione Sig., running RoPiee software as a Roon endpoint into the AN DAC and an HP Spectre 360 13t laptop running Music Bee and Roon into Singxer USB to SPDIF converter to AN 2.1x Sig. DAC. Roon Nucleus streaming FLAC files ripped from CDs using dBPoweramp.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables: DH Labs Q10. IC's: Pure Note Enhanced Paragons and Aluvium, and misc others.
Power Cords: Silver Audio Power Burst, DH Labs, and Chris VH DIY
Digital: Chris VH Pulsar Ag and Purenote Aluvium
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioner: Audience Adept Response aR-12
DIY wood and stainless steel rack with bearing suspension and constrained layer damping shelves
Tweaks: Misc. platforms.
Mapleshade points and isoblocks, Black Diamond Racing cones, some Herbie's products
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 18 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: none other than nice Turkish rug on hardwood floor.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, alt. country (aka Roots, Americana), rock, blues, classical, opera in descending order
System Goals/Comments: coherence, natural detail, magical mid-range
System Strengths: all of the above to greater or lesser degrees
System Weaknesses: Bass could be a bit deeper, but that's not a big problem for me.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Less than full-time architect, Volunteer jazz programmer on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC (www.wpfwfm.org) community supported Jazz and Justice radio, Animal shelter medical center volunteer; photography, cooking, architecture, travel, DIY tube gear and s

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