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Adrian S's Adrian's System System
IP Address: Last Update: April 12, 2012 at 13:52:39
Amplifier: Arcam A38, 100wpc with remote that also controls tuner & CD player
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: PMC FB1is, floorstanders, power rating not known, biwired
CD Player/DAC: Arcam CD-37 CD/SACD player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn Sondek/Basik arm, Adikt cartridge, Cirkus mod, Hercules power supply
Other Source(s): Pioneer PDR-609 CD Recorder, Nakamichi CR-7E cassette recorder, Arcam T-32 FM/DAB tuner with facility for Ipod, Arcam rDock. Also 2nd system in bedroom: Audiolab 8000a amplifier powering Philips MC-90 micro system with 3 CD changer & CD recorder, along with Yamaha KX-W952 cassette deck and Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 speakers. Also Sony WM-D6C for live recording & headphone listening, and IPod 160Gb Classic (loaded with own CDs in Apple Lossless).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Chord Company(other details unsure) - speaker wire, Van den Hul lead to CD player.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Target rack, Target wall shelf for turntable. Sennheiser HD-580 headphones
Tweaks: Cones under CD player's shelf
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 feet x 11 feet x c8 feet
Room Comments/Treatments: None
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (traditional), praise & worship, country, some pop/rock e.g Elton John.
System Goals/Comments: Only possible changes: Internet radio facility, rDock to be replaced shortly with Arcam DrDock (includes DAC)
System Strengths: Cassette, best source (still), remarkable image & depth as well as resolution, even on pre recorded tapes, but software dependent. CD player, very smooth treble and good depth. Tuner excellent on FM, also makes DAB listenable, and optimises performance of IPod. LP also good but somewhat less clear than rest of system. Speakers also very smooth. Whole system highly listenable and wide range. Only weakness slight chestiness of speakers.
System Weaknesses: Sky box connected to amp by QED Performance 1 5m cable.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Meteorology, photography. I am also a committed Christian & attend a local church.

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