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Logan's Logan System
IP Address: Last Update: April 10, 2014 at 20:34:04
Amplifier: Plinius 8150 (150w)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Image 414 New Zealand-made floorstanders, 2.5-way with Morel drivers. Recently factory-modded with new crossovers and are now even more impressive. (90 dB)
CD Player/DAC: Arcam CD 93 24/192 upsampler
Turntable/Phono Stage: Michell GyroDec SE with Michell TecnoArm A arm. Audio Technica OC9 ML II MC cartridge. Michell HR power supply. Plinius Jarrah phonostage.
Other Source(s): Denon DRM 400 cassette deck for wife's and kids' tapes of unacceptable music.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 4TC on treble, 8TC on mid/bass.

Kimber Silver Streak IC.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Russ Andrews Super Purifier mains conditioner, connected in parallel to system. MIT Z-cord mains cables to amp and CDP.
Tweaks: CDP and amp sit on Mission Isoplat platforms (sorbothane again). RDC cones under the CDP. Turntable sits on a granite base, also supported by RDC cones.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 ft x 20 ft x 8.5 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Solid concrete floor (carpeted). Heavy curtains behind speakers and on both side walls. Soft cushions in corners. Dedicated mains spur.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Orchestral, choral, and operatic classical music exclusively. Beethoven to Shostakovich is the preferred period. Much Mahler and Verdi.
System Goals/Comments: Neutrality and absence of harshness. Low financial outlay commeasurate with retirement income. Buying high-quality NZ-made components in NZ helps achieve this. The amp and speakers see off imports costing twice the price in New Zealand. The mains conditioner is inexpensive and indispensible.
System Strengths: Synergy. All components share the neutrality goal and follow the music rather than making it.
System Weaknesses: None at the prices paid.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Vintage toys. Steam trains. Sport. Literature. History. Science. Scottish heritage.


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