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shakenb's 'Real' System
IP Address: 98.248.236.193 Last Update: April 20, 2020 at 19:30:06
Amplifier: Carver Crimson 350 mono-blocs, 350 wpc (on T/M panels), Marchand XM126-2 external xover, PS Audio HCA-2 (Cullen Stage 2 mods) on Bass 150 wpc (Bedroom HK Citation II (Jim McShane full rebuild w/ EI v.2 KT-90s PEARL cryo'd, 12HG7 Big Bottles PEARL cryo'd 60 wpc, Marchand XM99, HCA-2, PS Audio P300 beta) )
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ARC SP-10 Mk II v.6 (Percy/Nunes modified), Amperex 7308 PQs high level, JAN 7308 phono (all PEARL cryo'd), (Bedroom PS Audio PCA-1 w/phono)
Speakers: Magnepan MG-20.1 w/Myesound Stands w/100 pounds of #5 buckshot, Synergistic Blue fuses, Cardas connectors,86 dB, Genesis 12M (2) 375 wpc (Velodyne SMS-1 set at 25 Hz), (Bedroom. Magnepan MG-20 Myesound stands, 86 dB)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Oppo UHD 205, PS Audio PW Direct Stream DAC (Windom), Philips 963 SACD (Ric Schultz modified) back-up
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Vacuum, Outboard Flywheel, Helius Orion or Magnepan Unitrac, Cardas Box termination, Lyra Skala
Other Source(s): Sansui TU-9900
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: John Garland Signature 17/John Garland Signature X; ElectraGlide SOTU, Synergistic G07 AC cords
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 120 volt lines with PS Audio Perfect Wave P10 on main audio system, Purity Power Base (240 volt dedicated line on video system), Mapleshade Sampson v.3 stand with 4" top, Plateau stands, Hi Fi Tuning Supreme fuses on all the other components. Mapleshade tube anchors, v.3 Megafooter brass cones, 4" maple base (TT, Citation, SP-10), 2" maple base (SACD, Marchand, HCA, SP-10 PS), Hi-Fi Tuning Supreme fuses (where not SR Blues).

Tweaks: Harmonix Room dampers, equipment dampers, multiple Belt treatments
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 20 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Essentially zero wall echo, asymmetric walls
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost anything but heavy on Jazz/Rock/Classical
System Goals/Comments: Ultrarealistic soundstaging and image size
System Strengths: Extremely flat top to bottom
System Weaknesses: Not quite as macro-dynamic as a great horn speaker system. Getting close!
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Pioneer Kuro 60" Signature Pro 141FD plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha RX-Z11 AVR 7x140, 4x50 wpc
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W FPM-4 FR,FL, FPM-6 C, Gallo Micro Surrounds, Genesis 12M Sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-103D, Motorola (Comcast) HD-DVR box, Pioneer LD, JVC 9800U S-VHS, Sony SL-HF 860D Super Beta
Comments on HT System: No need for an OLED until the Kuro dies.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Optometrist, wine, fast cars, table tennis, American Art Pottery

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