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Martin Penicka's Martin's Reference System
IP Address: Last Update: December 26, 2007 at 07:06:28
Amplifier: Ekelund Amplification S-300b TJ 300b+ tubes 18w rms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Ekelund PH1 phono pre
Speakers: Celestion SL6 82db, ATC SCM7 84db
CD Player/DAC: Exposure CD player/ Cambridge d500 as transport feeding a modified Lite DAC AH Modified with Elna cerafine caps in psu, Jensen PIO caps on output,tara labs rsc solidcore as internal wire
Turntable/Phono Stage: Clearaudio copy/ rega rb300/Benz Ace/ Cardas wire Ekelund PH1 Phono pre
Other Source(s): Quad fm3, sony mini disc, Sony Dat, Studer b77 Mac Mini and Pro tools
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Yamamura Churchill M3000Speaker,Tara Labs Ref 1 speaker cable Eichmann 'the ratio' speaker cable M3000 & M5000 Interconnect Audioquest Digital and Yamamura M3000, Quantumn, Belden 19364 and Axon power cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Coherent technologies Power filter Mark 1
Solid timber and steel racks, Cement or sandstone blocks under all equipment 600mm high lead filled speaker stands
Tweaks: Silver wire SL6, Removed x overs from ATC's and mounted externally , silver wire throughout. Rewired CD player (yamamura wire) Yamamura churchill speaker supports )/ Apollo stands stands Sheffield labs Demagnetising CD. Yamamura contact oil and CD oil
Room Comments/Treatments: Reasonably good, double brick room, high ceilings, needs more absorbant materials
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost anything, mainly classical, Jazz, some rock folk electronic
System Goals/Comments: Neutrality, transparency and non fatiguing
System Strengths: Openness, Speed, midrange detail, Microdynamics, non fatiguing musically involving
System Weaknesses: Overall Dynamics, Max SPL limited (enough for me)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Teac 51 CM TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: As above
Sources (DVD/VCR): Grundig DVD player, JVC hif stereo VCR Apple Mac mini, Dell (sony trinitron) CRT display
Other HT Gear: No longer used: Yamaha and Kenwood dolby pro logic add on processors. Occasionally used for effects in the studio
Comments on HT System: Stereo is good enough for me! Although i appreciate a better image than my TV can produce, a good screen eats into far too much money that i'd rather spend elsewhere when avaiable.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Professional Cellist part time sound engineer, lighting designer

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