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mkuller's Stereohenge (see pictures) System
IP Address: 73.189.124.124 Last Update: December 21, 2017 at 21:13:38
Amplifier: Manley Neo-Classic 250 Mono Blocks with Synergistic Research A/C Master Coupler cords into API 110 Power Wedges with Power Enhancer 1s.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None - CD player connected directly to amplifiers.
Speakers: Thiel CS 7.2 (big system has not changed since 2001)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Wadia 850 with digital volume control with Top Gun HCF Power cord into a Monster HTS2000 Conditioner.
Turntable/Phono Stage: None.
Other Source(s): iPod 160Gb loaded with the best music from the past 50 years - oldies, classic rock, blues, surf and some disco - recorded in Apple Lossless from over 500 CDs. Used with Shure E530 earbuds or the system in my family room (and outdoor speakers).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker - MIT Oracle V3 (matches impedence between amp and speakers)
Interconnect - MIT MI-350 Oracle (impedence matching)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Black Diamond Racing Shelves and Cones under all components. VPI Bricks on top. Salamander rack.
Tweaks: Optrix CD solution, Nordost Ecco Anti-Static Spray, Original Cable Jackets, Caig ProGold G100L contact cleaner.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 feet x 14 feet x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is dedicated for listening. Treatments include ASC Tube Traps and Room Tunes products and 3 X 20 amp dedicated circuits. A neighbor who saw all the Tube Traps called it 'Stereohenge'.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic rock, newer rock, pop, blues, some jazz.
System Goals/Comments: My goal is to reproduce the music as naturally as possible with a wide dynamic range, accurate tonality, articulation of inner detail, with 3-dimensional imaging and soundstage.
System Strengths: Very musical, wide dynamics, natural tone, great image and soundstage. Terrific bass.
System Weaknesses: In the smaller room now, the soundstage is not as deep and expansive. The sound is a little more intimate and more immediate since it's closer in perspective.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Although I am a two channel music die hard, I finally sprung for a Samsung 52" LCD Series 7 flat screen and surround system for my new family room in 2008.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha A-820
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Front - Epos M5i's,
Rears - little Harmon Kardons
Sub - Hsu STF-1
Sources (DVD/VCR): Harmon Kardon DVD 48
Other HT Gear: Monster HTS 1000MkIII power conditioner, two outdoor speakers
Comments on HT System: Adequate for DVDs but great for listening to my iPod through as background music.
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Pharmacist/home health care entrepreneur and writer - just published my first book, "The Next Step-Retail Home Medical Equipment". Other interests besides music and audio include wine, reading, the beach, good food and exercise (gym).

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