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shosty5's shosty5's 'kit' System
IP Address: Last Update: August 07, 2007 at 12:57:58
Amplifier: SMC A+ modified McCormack DNA1 Deluxe Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): conrad johnson PV-12L w/ 2 Mullard 4003 tubes recently modified extensively by Bob Backert.
Speakers: Vandersteen 3A Signature 2 2wq subwoofers using Vandersteen model 5 crossovers
CD Player/DAC: Arcam DIVA CD 192 CD Player
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Scout/JMW-9 plus w/ Dynavector 20Hx cartridge

Aragon 47k phono stage with Isolated Power Supply
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Volcano/Caldera biwired w/ Volcano on mid/treble and Caldera on bass 3 prs Kimber Select 1021

interconnects 1pr. PS Audio Transcendent interconnects
all PS Audio Xtream power cables, mostly SC versions
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Premier Power Plant plugged into a dedicated 30 amp circuit with hospital grade duplex
Target TT5 rack and Target Power amp stand
Tweaks: Black Diamond Racing puck/cone combos under all components and Herbie tube dampers and interconnect dampers
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 18' x 7'4'
Room Comments/Treatments: absorptive foam on wall behind listening position and at speaker primary reflection points absorptive/reflective Roomtunes on the wall/ceiling corners and the wall corners behind the Vandys.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Symphonic, Soundtracks, Jazz
System Goals/Comments: to sound like real music I hear live
System Strengths: Great resolution, soundstaging both in width and depth, even frequency response
System Weaknesses: Ultimate bass slam (due in large measure to Mullard tubes, but everything else about them is glorious) Recently modified line stage has greatly improved bass slam and depth
Video/HT System: Separate

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