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gbeard 's Tune Saloon (Gettin' in Tune)! System
IP Address: Last Update: February 04, 2019 at 09:21:26
Amplifier: Pass XA30.8, DIY Firstwatt F4

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DIY Slagle Autoformer Volume Control.
Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-35 and REL Strata III Subwoofer.
CD Player/DAC: PS Audio DirectStream Junior, Audioengine B1 Bluetooth streaming DAC.

DSF, WAVE,Mp4 and mainly FLAC Lossless format files stored on a External PC harddrive.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF-9 with Lyra Delos. Wright Sound WPP100C Phono stage with Wright Sound Step-up transformer. Amperex 6ER5 and RCA 12AU7 cleartop tubes (Awesome!)Technics SL-1600 direct drive turntable with Grado Z+. cartridge.
Other Source(s): Sony DVP-7700
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Stealth MLT Hybrid Speaker Cables. TWL power cords and XLR ICs, Soundstring Omega Shielded ICs, Final Labs Speed IC's. Kimber Silver streak, and Hero interconnects. Shunyata Sidewinder power cord. Homebrew Marinco/Hubbell/Belden power cords, and Max Rochlin DIY digital cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Richard Gray Power Station, Monster HTS1000, Lovan Classic equipment stand.
Tweaks: Daruma's,DIY Cones, DIY Squash ball and maple butcher block for TT support.
Vibrapods and QFS rubber/cork footers.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16' x 12' x Vaulted 8' to 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: GIK Impressions bass traps, Carpeted, two chairs right now. Listening are is open to another room. Volume is much greater than 12x16. Relatively untreated but good sounding room. System is set up on the long wall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost everything...except teeny-bop, hip-hop (goes the bunny), and serious rap.
System Goals/Comments: In general: To reproduce music for personal enjoyment.
System Strengths: Wonderful, near full-range sound.
System Weaknesses: Bass control can be improved, but is very good overall. Digital playback, while excellent overall, can and will be tweaked over time.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 32"
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha DSP-A1 with Yamaha RX-950 tuner runs whole house background music system. Yes, overkill to the max.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mix of leftovers from previous systems: PSB, Polk, Infinity and Phase Tech Octave 10 powered subwoofers.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVP-7700
Other HT Gear: Panasonic SA-XR50, Pioneer 578A UDP
Comments on HT System: Don't really use it anymore.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Collecting music, writing (poorly, some say), traveling, and golf (currently on IR), fishing, and general enjoyment of everything Bourbon.

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