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kavakidd's Gettin' There, Bit By Bit System
IP Address: Last Update: August 01, 2016 at 16:22:56
Amplifier: Classe CA-100, Mana Amp Stand, VPI Magic Brick, Pangea AC-9 Power cord (.6 meter)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audible Illusions Mod-3a, Russian 6H-23EB tubes from Upscale Audio.
Speakers: Vandersteen 2Ce Signature, stock stands, sand filled
CD Player/DAC: Philips SACD 1000, Kimber Hero Interconnect, Tascam CD-RW 900 Mk-II Recorder.


Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI HW-19 MkIV, SAMA, Super Arm Board,SS Clamp, SME-IV w Shure V-15VxMR sporting a Jico SAS stylus, Kimber TAK-H Tonearm Cable on home-built sandbox. The arm has received the simple but effective tweak of removing the "bridge" over the bearing. Modified suspension using Herbie's Big Foot dampers. Added April '06 - Audio Points and Black Diamond Racing "shelf" under SAMA
Other Source(s): Onkyo T-4055 Tuner, NAD 6300 Cassette, NAD 7240 Receiver takes a 'tape' feed to drive speakers in Dining Room, Deck & Workshop. Parasound Speaker switch.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speakers-5' Bi-wire pair of Spaltz Anti-Cables. Interconnects: 30' pair, MI-330, Kimber Hero on SACD, Kimber TAK-H on Tonearm
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 3 Dedicated 20-Amp circuits, VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine, Zerostat
Tweaks: Magic Brick, Caig Pro-Gold, TT Springs replaced w Herbie's Big Feet + Spring 'tops' from VPI springs.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 15 x 8.5
Room Comments/Treatments: RPG Skyline behind listening position, Room Tunes between and behind speakers, sonex at 1st reflection pt on ceiling, Corner Tunes, Echo tunes. Speakers are on 'long' wall a la Cardas Golden Rectangle. Log construction.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Catholic Tastes: Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical (5,000 LP's, 500 CD's)
System Goals/Comments: To make music a pleasure to listen to without focusing on the 'sound'.
System Strengths: Great soundstage & imaging, Deep, powerful bass that is tuneful (no subwoofer), super vocal quality.
System Weaknesses: Fewer and fewer thanks to the help of fellow inmates.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 40" LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo TX-SR-500
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Cambridge Ensemble II, Center Channel Plus, Surround II
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic DVD, Cheap VCR
Comments on HT System: Mainly for the 'wifey'. HT not a priority for me. As long as I can watch NCIS, Bones, etc. and hear what's going on. AND - as long as it stays in a different room.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Home Improvement, Woodworking, All kinds of music, sound reproduction. Occupation: Retire (sort of)

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