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docw 's Mix and Match Main System
IP Address: 162.119.232.100 Last Update: May 23, 2017 at 14:52:09
Amplifier: Roksan Kandy KA-1/Mk III, 115 wpc 8 ohms, 220 wpc 4 ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Whatmough 303 92 db sensitivity

Innovative Audio USA SubTable 200 w, 12 inch woofer (used as end table also)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Panasonic Blu Ray
Pioneer DV-47 Ai Universal Player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn Sondek LP 12/Basik Plus LVX/unmodified Hana SH HOMC
Other Source(s): Hafler DH 330 FM Tuner with Parsec LS-4 attenna
Nakamichi 682 ZX
HD and digital radio
Spotify

Nakamichi 682 ZX cassette deck using TDK and Sony Metal as well as Type II tape

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Ruby and Live Wire (litz/double litz)
MAC silver

Audioquest Live Wire Ruby IC for Pioneer

Parts Express Sound King 10G OFC speaker wiring with Dayton Audio banana plugs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): AR power conditioner; DIY Marinco/Schurter or Marinco only Power Cords using Belden cable, now trying silver power cable.
Tweaks: TipToes
ERS cloth on Pioneer Universal player
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpet, sofa, armchairs and window coverings behind mains, much improved sound in new home!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical--orchestral and some chamber, some operatic vocals, Christian contemporary and Jazz. Not much loud rock concert material but some used for testing. Some choir and international. Piano and other solo of various genre.
System Goals/Comments: Accurate and smooth, sweet defined high end, open and wide mid range and good bass extension. Much improved soundstage and center imaging with new room.

This is old and new, mix and match. I am happy enough to just listen and collect more music. But eventually, I will be in the process of tweaking the digital playback (may mod Pioneer or add a DAC), mounting a new Hana cart and maybe upgrading tonearm and cable and changing IC, speaker wires and power cabling when able. Tweaking and tuning will continue.
System Strengths: High end is clean and extended with Scan Speak Revelator tweeters and very quick defined sound from Audax based mains. Can play loud with relatively efficient speakers (92 plus db sensitivity). Beautiful cabinetry on speakers and subwoofer, leading to high WAF.
System Weaknesses: Some will say it's SS and not tube, but this is not necessarily bad for this price range. The system is good but doesn't have all the tube liquidity and sparkle that some audiophiles prefer but has plenty of musicality.

Weakness is also lack of true low bass and the (intentional) compromises. Not the key prime issue of life.

My tinnitus, left.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic Plasma 50 in.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR 2313
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): In walls pretty decent industrial sourced type with good fabric domes and solid woofs.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic blu ray.
Comments on HT System: Denon runs everything with Roksan feeding it as a phono pre.
URL Link: http://gallery.audioasylum.com/cgi/upload.mpl?session=3227842267
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Jesus Christ

Family

Ministry

Church

Reading

Music Collecting on LP/CD/etc.

Physician, semi retired end of 2015.

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