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Bromo33333 's Stereo System System
IP Address: 173.225.52.226 Last Update: June 28, 2017 at 12:11:24
Amplifier: Ayre V-5xe 2 Channel Amp (150W/8-Ohms, 300W/4-Ohm)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Ayre K-5xeMP (2 Balanced inputs, 2 Unbalanced inputs)
Speakers: Thiel CS3.7
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Ayre C-5xeMP, NAD Masters M51 DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Sapphire with Jelco 750E tonearm using Denon DL103R w/ Acoustical Sciences Arche Headshell
Plinius Koru Phono Preamp
Other Source(s): Sonos Connect (optical), Mac Mini + Roon (USB)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Crystal Cable XLR Interconnects between Preamp and Power Amp, XLO Limited Edition XLR Interconnects between DAC and Preamp & Audioquest Columbia XLR Interconnects between C-5xeMP and Preamp, Oyaide Unbalanced between SACD player and Preamp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Salamander Designs rack for A/V, Chang Lightspeed power conditioner for source level filtering. Powercords: Pangea AC-9SE on amp, AC-14SE for preamp, disc player, dac and phono amp.
Tweaks: BDR Cones Mk4 under power amp, HRS feet under C-5xeMP, HDR under Plinius Koru
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 12 x 8/12 sloped
Room Comments/Treatments: No special acoustical treatments. Windows full length of 3 walls, 2 openings on other wall into rest of the house.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Classical
System Goals/Comments: 2 Channel setup simple enough for whole family to use without fear, good enough for everyone to enjoy!
System Strengths: Big tall and wide imaging on far wall, quiet, detailed and smooth extended non harsh treble in digital. Despite the reputation of Thiel speakers, sound is NOT harsh or etched. Warmth and tonality with the turntable - great handling of voices.
System Weaknesses: Salamander rack has a horizontal wobble that won't allow a turntable to be put on top and may affect disc player. Side table used for turntable.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Enjoying the finer things -- when I can afford them! :-)

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