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afro18's Mac Attack System
IP Address: Last Update: March 28, 2024 at 07:43:17
Amplifier: McIntosh MC7150 restored by Audio Classics
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): McIntosh C712 serviced and restored by Tom Manley/Terry DeWick
Speakers: Klipsch Synergy F-30 (stereo speakers)

Sennheiser RS 120 (headphones)
CD Player/DAC: McIntosh MCD-7009 restored and serviced by George Meyer
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics 1200G running a Reloop Black integrated headshell (Ortofon Concorde HiFi) with a OM30 stylus.

Phono Stage: Internal Phono Stage in McIntosh C712 Preamp (65pf)

Running the inputs to the phono stage into a pair of splitters, with a plug with Vishay Dale resistor 110k Ohms on each splitter on the opposing side (loading down the Ortorfon to 35k Ohms for a MUCH WARMER AND DETAILED sound).
Other Source(s): TUNER:
McIntosh MR7084 serviced and restored by Audio Classics

McIntosh MB-20 Bluetooth Transceiver

Tascam 202 Mk. VII

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Turntable: Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 (1 meter @ 40pf total)

AudioQuest Diamondback (all other interconnects)

AudioQuest Type 4 (speaker wires)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman S-5500 Power Conditioner.

VTI 5 Shelf Rack
Tweaks: DeGritter Mark II Ultrasonic Record Cleaner

Record Pi Record Warp Removal Tool
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 20 x 12
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Acoustic Jazz and Classical (with some 70s-90s Pop and R&B)
System Goals/Comments: That I can enjoy the music. A system that will sound great on all recordings; and also 'settle' my thirst for further improvments. I now have a McIntosh system; and it does just that.
System Strengths: No background noise on sources. The sound is very musical and has some warmth, yet vocals stand out and the person's presence appears in the room on mostly any vinyl with singing.
System Weaknesses: Not the ultimate in detail. I might be able to resolve some of this by using more silver/silver-based interconnect.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://www.LessonsItTaughtMe.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Occupation: Cloud Migration Engineer (specializing in Microsoft Azure)

Hobbies: Investing, Composing

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