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Scrith 's Computer System
IP Address: Last Update: November 05, 2015 at 16:27:20
Amplifier: Simaudio i-7
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None.
Speakers: Dynaudio Confidence C1 speakers and Velodyne Optimum-10 subwoofer.

Headphones: Sennheiser HD-650
CD Player/DAC: Computer + Ayre QB-9 DSD
Other Source(s): My computer is my transport...music is stored using FLAC lossless compression on a 2TB hard drive.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas Golden Reference 2m speaker cables.
Cardas Golden Reference 0.5m XLR interconnects.
Cardas Clear USB cable (I've tried several USB cables and have yet to hear a significant difference between them).
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Duet (for audio components) and Quintet (for computer components on a seperate outlet) w/ several Cardas Golden Reference power cables (for audio components), PS Audio Statement power cord (computer), and Furutech power cord (monitor).
Tweaks: EconoTweaks Digital Magnifiers (silver + upgrade) speaker tweaks to help deal with all the RFI around the computer (I'm still not certain these improved the overall sound coming from my speakers, but they definitely changed it). Also, I use J River Media Center for music playback with DS or WASAPI output.
Room Size (LxWxH): 14 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Speakers are 4 feet apart and about 4 feet from my listening position (they are toed in slightly due to the short distance). There is an LG 30" LCD computer monitor between them. My computer has been given an extensive silencing treatment (Antec P182 case w/ acoustic foam, Nexus fans, Corsair power supply, SSD + low power/noise hard drives w/ custom mounting, etc.).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All
System Goals/Comments: The speakers sound so amazing that I've found myself not listening to the headphone setup much anymore (and sold my ultra high-end headphones).
System Strengths: Dynaudio Confidence speakers, Velodyne Optimum-10 subwoofer, Simaudio i-7 integrated amp, Ayre QB-9, computer transport. Once you have used a computer transport it is very difficult to go back to using actual CDs for music playback, in my opinion (due to the amazing convenience of software music playback, guarantee of no read errors, etc.).
System Weaknesses: Computer monitor is between my speakers. and I sit a bit close to them.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: LG 30" LCD 2560x1600 monitor.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Intel core i7 965, ATI 5870 video card, 6GB G.link memory, 1 OCZ Vertex SSD + 1 WD Green 1TB drive, Corsair power supply, Gigabyte X58 motherboard, Plextor 716 SATA DVD drive, low-speed fans in an acoustically treated case (located about 6 feet from my listening position).
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): I use the Dynaudios for front speakers with a Velodyne Optimum-10 subwoofer, no surround speakers at the moment.
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD and hard drive.
Comments on HT System: A video game running at 60fps at 2560x1600 resolution looks a lot better than any Blu-ray, which are low resolution (and with a lower framerate) in comparison. But, I watch movies on my computer too.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Video Game Programmer.

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