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simpletwist's Old Blackie System
IP Address: 60.227.240.175 Last Update: March 21, 2020 at 21:39:41
Amplifier: Parasound Halo integrated
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: KEF Q900, twin Tannoy TS801 subs (just to smooth out room response)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Rega Planet 2000
Turntable/Phono Stage: 1: Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla, Trampolin 2, black Ittok, rebuilt Linn Karma.

2: Rebuilt Orpheus Silex, custom plinth, Linn springs, damped SMEII imp, Garrott P77, Herbies mat.

Phono Stage: Jasmine Audio LP2.0 MKII.
Other Source(s): Mac Mini with Pure Music
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas speaker cables; Aurealis Audio & Chord interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Consonance power boards; VFM power cables;
Tweaks: Herbies footers (under amp, CD Player, other digital components).
Room Size (LxWxH): 7m x 6m x 3m
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Fairly eclectic but mostly rock, blues, soul, jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Always going for musical involvement - PRAT I guess, a sense of ease and space, and the beautiful texture of voices and instruments.
System Strengths: Vinyl system is involving, fun, detailed, textured, eloquent, with great imaging. CD also has fun factor and boogies! Mac Mini sounds very good, especially with HD files.
System Weaknesses: Absolute bass depth missing. Will probably aim for larger subs, although TS 801's do a good job of levelling out most of the unevenness caused by the almost cubic room .
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My kids & 4 grandkids, my partner, teaching, visual arts, photography, reading, gardening, playing in my band, food and wine, enjoying ageing, lots more . . .

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