|OakIris's Humble but always evolving System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: January 29, 2014 at 12:55:34|
|Amplifier:||Art Audio Carissa Signature integrated tube amp for my main 2-channel system.|
Computer room system: Sound Quest SQ84 tube amp.
Also have a SinglePower MPX3 tube headphone amp for use with my headphones.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Cain & Cain Abby speakers; 95dB; natural alder wood - beautiful looks and sonics, IMHO.|
Computer room system: Cain & Cain Noogis - a miniture form of the Abbeys, also in natural alder wood. Very nice indeed.
|CD Player/DAC:||Main 2-channel system: Audio aero Prima MKII- it has tubes! |
Computer room system: Consonance Droplet 5.0 CDP. Very impressive sonically and visually, at least to me.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Teres Audio Model 160 turntable with a Wright Sound Company tube phono stage and step-up. Upgraded my turntable with a lead-filled birch platter (formerly had a lead-filled acrylic platter) and a maple record clamp. The cartridge will be a Denon 103 and the tone arm is a Moerch DP-6.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||2-Channel system: Cardas UE15 speaker wires and Golden Cross ICs. HT System: Silver Audiopath speaker wires for fronts and center. Blue Jean cables for rears (this is a run of about 40 ft.)|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Furutech ETP80 power conditioner. Also use a Power Power Bar 1100 - basically a glorified surge protector.|
My rack is a beautiful custom made maple, bubinga and granite rack from HHG Stands: http://www.hhgstands.com/index.html
|Tweaks:||Audiopoints under equipment stand.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Not a dedicated listening room so it is mostly make do....; the room is small with lots of windows so not ideal.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||World music, mostly Celtic, Afro-pop, Latin; jazz, blues, classical, classic rock|
|System Goals/Comments:||My goal is to enjoy my music. I think I am done for now - very happy - until the next bout with upgraditis.|
|System Strengths:||I love the synergy of my systems - and they look very nice, IMO, too.|
|System Weaknesses:||Still in sonic bliss; haven't had the system together long enough to start criticizing it. :-)|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Panasonic TH50PZ800U plasma TV|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Denon AVR-3808CI surround sound receiver|
Rotel RMB-1075 Power Amplifier
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||My fronts and center are B & W CM-7 speakers with Wenge veneer; the rears are FJ Zwerg monitors with a cherrywood finish. My sub is an Onix Rocket UFW-10.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Denon DVD-3910 - for DVDs, DVD-As and SACDs. Very nice picture and great sound quality.|
|Comments on HT System:||I don't have a dedicated HT room so my system is simple, still have no "room treatments" but I enjoy watching movies & TV with this set up.|
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|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Music, gardening, computers (building & using,) reading. Love my partner, and love my pets!|