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|shayne21's Shayne's Tube Kit System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: July 26, 2008 at 20:42:29|
|Amplifier:||Audiomat Arpege Reference tube integrated. |
Creek OBH-21 Headphone Amp.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):|
|Speakers:||Quad 22L (Birdseye)|
Quad L-Sub 12" (Birdseye)
|CD Player/DAC:||C.E.C. TL51XZ (beltdrive)|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Kimber 8TC speaker cable|
Actinote MB 83 i/c (CD)
Goertz Purl Silver M1 i/c (headphone amp)
Shunyata Copperhead AC cord (Audiomat)
AQ-NRG2 AC cord (CDP)
Nordost Blue Heaven (headphone amp)
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Richard Gray's Power Company 400S MkII.|
Lovan Soveriegn equipment racks.
Lovan Jazz speaker stands.
Beyerdynamic DT-931 headphones.
|Tweaks:||Puresonic isolation cones & footplates. |
|Room Size (LxWxH):||20' x 20' x 8'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||6'X 8' shag rug mounted on the front wall.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Acoustic, jazz, classical, electronic, punk, rock.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Thinking of adding another sub in an attempt to smoothen out the bass even more.|
|System Strengths:||The most 'musical' system I've heard to date (in my livingroom). Very smooth & detailed. Tonally excellent lows. Accurate non-fatiguing highs. The Audiomat Arpege is a fantastic amp. |
The Audiomat/Quad/C.E.C. combo is the result of switching-out gear for years until I was finally happy with the sound.
|System Weaknesses:||Although I like the idea of my belt-drive CD transport, I know there are better sources out there. Probably look at switching-out the CDP at some point. My listening room isn't ideal either. Concrete, leather furniture. I suspect I will seriously need to address the acoustics issue with some proper wall treatments.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Photography (digital and fully manual film SLR).|
Art of various mediums.
Sciences (biology, geology, astronomy, botany, oceanography, entomology, etc.)
And of course, MUSIC.