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RdrSeraphim's Music System System
IP Address: Last Update: February 17, 2008 at 22:04:22
Amplifier: Manley Stingray w/vintage NOS tubes, RCA 6BQ5, Telefunken 12AT7 (from VTS)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Merlin Music TSM-MX(e) w/lead filled Osiris speaker stands; upgraded to the (e) model 9/07; Velodyne DD-10 Subwoofer
CD Player/DAC: Super Ah! Njoe Tjoeb w/Upsampler, Ediswan 6922/CV5358/CV2492 (from Upscale Audio)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Golden Reference Bi-Wire, Cardas Golden Reference Interconnects; Harmonic Technology Pro-9 Reference External Bi-wire speaker cables on trial
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): BPT BP-3.5 Signature w/L10 AC Power Cord, 2 x Richard Gray 400 Pro, Oyaide SWO-XXX wall receptacle; Harmonic Technology Fantasy AC-10 power cord.
Tweaks: ERS (provided by Merlin Music), Caig Pro-Gold and Deoxit, Blu-tack, Towsend isolation, VPS 5db vibration sink "brick;" Xtreme Quicksilver Gold contact enhancement solution (no longer in use); Mapleshade triple point mega brass footers, maple butcher blocks, IsoBlocks (oriented per Mapleshade under the Manley Stingray and the Super Ah! Njoe Tjoeb CDP)
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 15 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Over-stuffed seating, media shelves in the rear for CDs and LPs, books.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Choral, Russian and other Orthodox, Jazz, Popular
System Goals/Comments: Musicality, definition, resolution, truth in timbre
System Strengths: Musical, natural, relaxed; the new (e) upgrades for the TSM have created one of the most relaxed, natural
System Weaknesses: With the addition of the Velodyne DD-10, the bottom octave is well rendered. This is not a "reference" system, but it is very musical and satisfying.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony KDL-V32XBR2
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Audioengine A5B
Sources (DVD/VCR): OPPO DV-981HD
Comments on HT System: We only watch movies; no TV
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Analog photography (Leica M-system)

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