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M3 lover 's living room System
IP Address: 108.216.110.30 Last Update: February 12, 2019 at 09:49:17
Amplifier: Evaluating new alternatives
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Don Sachs SP-14 custom
Speakers: Janszen zA2.1
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Sony 707 ES with mild mod
Turntable/Phono Stage: Micro Seiki DD-40, Technics SP-10 Mk 2A (awaiting plinth)/EPA-100; Shinon Red boron, vdH MC-10 Special; JLTi (fully regulated power supply)
Other Source(s): Denon TU 800
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber TC-8, XLO PRO, Straightwire, home made
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Quiet Line
Tweaks: sand boxes, tip toes, wool rug on close side wall, OC damping on rear wall
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 17 x 11
Room Comments/Treatments: suspended wood floor, half wall opening to other rooms, about 5,000 cu ft volume
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz (especially Miles/Monk/Mingus plus Mulligan), classical, world, 60s-70s rock, bluegrass/string band
System Goals/Comments: goal: to close my eyes and become lost in the music -- forget about audio components
System Strengths: fairly large room allows spacious presentation, the zA2.1 is overall the best speaker I've owned in over four decades in this hobby
System Weaknesses: ambient noise (outside), 63 Hz room node, right speaker too close to side wall (no option) which affects soundstage
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 50" HD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Dyna A-25
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic Blu-Ray, JVC VHS-S, Pioneer LD
Comments on HT System: modest system in 2nd BR, goal to build integrated system in dedicated room in new home
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: procrastination -- I'll update my list later.

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