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Chris from Lafayette's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: April 25, 2020 at 01:02:37
Amplifier: Mark Levinson No. 534 (FR, FL)

Parasound Halo A23 1703 (C)

Carver M-1.0t (LS, RS)

Seymour Ice Block 10001 (Subwoofer)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Marantz AV8003 Pre/Pro
Speakers: VMPS Ribbon Monitor 2's (Front)

Magneplanar MGCC2 (Center)

Magneplanar MGMC1's (Rear)

VMPS 15" (with 15" passive radiator) (Sub)
CD Player/DAC: Sony UDP X1100es (HDMI connected)
Other Source(s): Mac Mini 7.1 (Intel core i7, 3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2.0 TB hybrid drive - 120 GB SSD)

Mac Mini is USB connected to an exaSound e38 7.1 channel DAC:

Music files reside on an external 2x6.0 TB RAID drive shared with main computer in another room via local ethernet network.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cable - replaced my 'audiophile' speaker cable with hardware store outdoor lighting cable (12 gauge) terminated with Furutech Rhodium spade connectors (go figure!). (Bi-wired.)

RCA (Unbalanced) Interconnects: Tchernov "Special" and "Original" series, QED "Performance" series, and locally made ("Supernal") copper-silver series

XLR (Balanced) Interconnects: Audioquest Mackenzie, Chord Shawline

HDMI - Audioquest Forest
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Stax SRS-4040 II Electrostatic Ear Speaker System (SR-404 Signature / SRM-006t)

Furman Elite-15 PF i Power Conditioner
Room Size (LxWxH): 19.5 x 14 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 99% Classical
System Goals/Comments: I find multi-channel to be a true liberation of the sound from the confines of the speakers. De gustibus, YMMV, and all that.
System Strengths: Detail, dynamics, deep bass
System Weaknesses: Wish I had a bigger room! ;-)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic TC-P65GT50 (65" Plasma)
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Program note writer for a couple of Harmonia Mundi releases. Former reviewer for High Fidelity Review web site.

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