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analog_forever's Richard's Home System System
Last Update: September 05, 2002 at 19:22:45 IP Address:
Amplifier: Marantz 9's (re-issues) with Mullard XF2 EL34's, GE "Fat Bottle" 6CA7's, Telefunken CCA, Mullard 10M 6DJ8, Ediswan CV5358 and Siemens CCa tubes.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cello Palette Preamplifier.
Speakers: Audio Physic Virgo III
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-777ES SACD Player.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Turntables: Oracle Delphi Mark V (with Turbo Power Supply), Thorens 226, Luxman PD441.
Arms: Graham 2.2, FR64s, SME3009 series II
Cartridges: Lyra Helikon, Koetsu Onyx (vdh modified), Acuuphase AC2, Ortofon Jubilee
Phono preamp: Koetsu transformer, Kiseki transformer, Klyne 7PX2, Mark Levinson JC2 (phono stage only), MA Cotter MK. II transformer (type P)
Other Source(s): VPI 16.5 Record Cleaner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cable: Audio Note AN-SPx (2.5M with silver spades)
Interconnects: Audio Note AN-VZ (1.5M RCA), Straightwire Crescendo (1.5M RCA), XLO Signature 1.1, Kimber KCAG's, Rennaisance Audio, Ortofon TSW5000 6N Silver tonearm cable, Straight Wire tonearm cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Van Den Hul Mainstream powercords (with WattGate 330 and 350 plugs), Harmonic Tech ProAC11 power cords, Acrotec P4010 power cord, Synergistic Research Master AC Coupler, Harmonix X-DC power cable, Quantum Symphony Pro, Harmonix AC Enacom, Audioprism Power Foundation 3, Audioprism Quietline

TAOC SS-series 4 tier racks (x2 pcs.), Solid Steel power amp. tables (2 x model 5.2's)

Tweaks: Townshend 3D Seismic Sink
Various LAST stylus record cleaners/preservatives, ProGold, ZeroDust, D4 Record Brush, Hubbell outlets, Milty Zero Stat, Shun Mook, Symposium Ultra Platform, Symposium Super Plus platforms (x4 pcs.), Combak Harmonix TU210 feet, Combak Harminox spike bases (TU900).
Room Size (LxWxH): 28 ft. x 13 ft. x 8.5 ft.
Room Comments/Treatments: DAAD Trap/Diffusor, Roomtune DeluxeTunes, RPG Pro Foam, Corner Tunes, Sonex
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), oldies, classic rock, very little classical
System Goals/Comments: Sweet and extended highs, high resolution, accurate soundstaging.
System Strengths: High resolution, great analog warmth
System Weaknesses: Lack of the few bottom octaves dues to speaker size.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony WEGA
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer, Digital Satellite box
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Pioneer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DVD
Comments on HT System: Don't care much about A/V
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Driving, travelling, and music of course

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