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risabet 's System 1 System
IP Address: 204.108.107.137 Last Update: June 06, 2016 at 12:19:38
Amplifier: TAD-1000 by Tube Audio Design
100 watts/channel tube monoblocs with variable feedback and triode switchable @ 50 watts/channel.

PS Audio 100C 120 watts/channel 8 ohms. 200 watts/channel 4 ohms.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): TAD-150 by Tube Audio Design. Tube pre with built in MM/MC stage and a built in Headphone amp. Amazing at the price. At 3 times the price in fact.
Speakers: Martin-Logan Clarity 89db/2.83v/meter
46-22,000+/- 3db

Velodyne F-1000 sub ~25hz to 120hz on a good day.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony BDP-S470 Universal SACD, DVD-V, CD player. TAD TADAC tube output DAC. Schiit Audio "Loki" DSD DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12 (Origin Live! 'Ultra' PS w/DC motor/Upgrade Transformer) w/Herbie's 'Way Excellent' mat, Ittok w/ Herbie's Audio Lab HAL-O Jr.Damping rings/Dynavector XX II mk 2/Parks Audio "Budgie" phono stage/Parks' Audio "Budgie" Cinemag SUT, AQ Leopard w/72v DBS Tonearm Cable. Mods to the table include the "motor flip" mod that moves the motor from the left rear to the left front. The second mod is a carbon fiber subchassis and armboard/custom heavy plinth of Australian Lacewood and hard rock maple on ebony half dome feet.
Other Source(s): Toshiba laptop for the Loki DAC for Hi-Res downloads
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables,

Audioquest KingCobra and DiamondBack IC's,
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Custom built wooden rack, Panamax 5100 power conditioner.
Tweaks: Various cones and damping sheets.

Zu Cables 'Birth' power cords. Herbie's tube dampers on all small signal tubes.
Room Size (LxWxH): 28 x 28 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: None, this is my living room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything except country.
System Goals/Comments: Optimized for analog, Hi-res added.
System Strengths: Frequency response is smooth and extended. Imaging is quite specific, vocalists have a sense of palpable presence that is at times scary real. Both depth and height are very good. Bass weight is at the limit of the speakers and room.
System Weaknesses: Impact is good but not 'heavy' enough. Bass extension is to around 28Hz; I'd like to get to around 20Hz.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic 40" HDTV plasma monitor
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: None
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None
Sources (DVD/VCR): See above
Other HT Gear: Motorola DT-5100 HDTV converter
Comments on HT System: I don't care enough to spend the money.
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Woodworking

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