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NLJohnson's The House System System
IP Address: Last Update: July 11, 2008 at 21:56:38
Amplifier: Audio Research D-125
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Rogue Magnum 66-LSR with NOS RCA clear tops
Speakers: DIY floorstanders MTM's with Eton woofers and Accuton tweeters
CD Player/DAC: Slim Devices Squeeze Box 3 transport/ non oversampling dac with passive I/V conversion- this is a kit from Peter Daniel over at diyaudio.com
Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Space Deck with Ace Space arm fitted with a Zu Audio modified DL-103 and a Boston Audio Mat-1. Pass Labs designed diy MM Phonostage with optional MC boards and seperate Lundahl step-up transformers connected to the MM stage. Choosing either the SU+MM or the MC inputs provides tons of gain for my low output MC. The SU sounds great.
Other Source(s): 1958 Martin 00-17
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 8TC speaker and Cardas diy interconnects with Silver rca's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Saving up for a Shunyata Hydra 6

DIY Rack- Two shelves below and two sandboxes on top. One is currently occupied by my tt.
Tweaks: VPI HW16 record cleaning machine
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 18 x 9 to 14
Room Comments/Treatments: My new listening room has a fairly conventional setup and sounds good considering the level of room treatments. The ceiling is vaulted going up from left to right. On the right side of the room (up hight) the wall opens to the upstairs as well as the dining room. The large volume and dimensions support fairly good low frequency extension.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): No new country. I enjoy almost anything, but I really prefer classical guitar, piano and jazz.
System Goals/Comments: I am kind of done for now but next year I would like to buy a pair of Quad ESLs (probably 988s) and maybe a new preamp (cj?)
System Strengths: The tonal balance, image depth, width, and bass extension are quite good.
System Weaknesses: Slight midbass bloom, but I am very happy overall. Give me a few months and I'm sure I'll come up with some complaints....
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 32' Sony Trinitron
Sources (DVD/VCR): apex el cheapo dvd player
Other HT Gear: none
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Economics, investing, banking, Lutherie, woodworking, diy, acoustics, electronics, cooking, eating, bar trivia and science fiction

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