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Ray-o-Stat's Ray's Sound Cave System
IP Address: Last Update: May 31, 2014 at 14:44:45
Amplifier: Melody Valve MN845 monoblocks and
Pass Labs X350.5 Power Amplifier
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Melody Valve P2688
Speakers: Eficion F-300 Air Motion Transformer Speakers
CD Player/DAC: McCormack/Conrad Johnson UDP-1 Deluxe. An extraordinary sounding Universal player.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101.2 turntable, Technics EPA-500 (4 wands), ZYX Yatra, Technics EPC-205CMKII, Zesto Audio Andros PS-1 Phonostage
Other Source(s): Pioneer TX-8500II Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: EnKlein Aeros, Enklein Titan, Enklein T-Rex, Pure Note "Designer's Edition", Aural Symphonics Chronos, Telwire Connect.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VTI (heavly modified) BL404 stands and amp stands, Billybags Amp Stand,
Tweaks: Cable lifters, constrained layer tape inside some chassis for damping, LAST Record Preservative, RRL Record Wash, VPI 16.5 RCM, RRL Shin-O-La, RRL Stylus Cleaner, LAST Stylus Preservative
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 22 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Homemade acoustic panels and corner panels made with 'Hushboard', polyfiber roll, and cotton fabric. Flooring is thick Berber.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): British Classical Rock, female vocal, folk and acoustic, some Jazz, some funk, some Classical, some New Age.
System Goals/Comments: Endless search for toe-tapping, knee slapping, head bobbing goodness :-)
System Strengths: imaging, tonality, musicality, bass integration, awesome midrange!!
System Weaknesses: None specifically. Finally getting rich tonality and involvement.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 73' DLP High Definition
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Cheapo Sony Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Eficion F300M Air Motion Transformer monitors and Martin Logan Depth sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Cheapo Toshiba combo CD/DVD unit and Adelphia DVR
Other HT Gear: Zu power cords throughout, and MAS Gray Silver interconnects; all 'Quicksilver'd'
Comments on HT System: The Sony Receiver needs to go. The eFicions are so good that they far exceed any reasonable expectation from a HT System!:-)
URL Link: http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4145
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Sci-Fi, spirited driving and music.

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