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lochrider's Recovery Room System
IP Address: 24.179.175.201 Last Update: March 20, 2017 at 18:46:49
Amplifier: Pass Labs XA100.5 mono blocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Pass Labs XP-30
Speakers: Vandersteen 5A's using balanced HP
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Ayre C-5xe mp via balanced outputs
Turntable/Phono Stage: Pass XP-25 phono stage; SME 20/3 TT; Audience Au24SE low Z tone arm cable; SME V tone arm; Lyra Kleos SL, Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge; Symposium Svelte Plus isolation platform.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AudioQuest Gibraltar double bi-wire spkr cable, AudioQuest Colorado balanced ICs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Target TT-5 & TT-3 component stands and amp platforms; Billy Bags TT stand; DIY, AQ, Shunyata Tron Viper, Alpha Digital & PS Audio AC-5 & AC-10 PCs; 2 each 20 amp dedicated circuits on same rail; PS Audio Premier Power Plant for digital.
Tweaks: Cable elevators, Aurios isolators; Ayre myrtle blocks; SS Ultra Stillpoints: SR Black Platinum fuses.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 19.5 x 8.3
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated room: concrete floor & front wall; wall to wall carpeting; large wool hand woven carpet; corners & center full round 16" & 20" ASC bass traps, acoustic absorption panels at reflection points on side walls, absorption/diffusor behind listening position; long hallway from one corner; solid wood doors at all entries. Multi-year process of fine tuning speaker placement, absorbtion devices and component placement. Use of XTC audio analysis software incl. RTA, Bosch laser measuring device; Firecore laser leveling device.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): The more I listen to new music or old music newly discovered, the more I learn that my tastes are wide and eclectic. Acoustic instruments and voice are favorites.
System Goals/Comments: To become lost, found or transported in and through the music.
System Strengths: A good rendition including excellent PRaT, timbre, air and body. Soundstage is good and with some source material, the system sometimes fools me.
System Weaknesses: Not the same as a live performance.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Pioneer Pro-111FD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer Elite VSX-49TXi [7.1] (auto DSP room calibration).
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Snell models: C mk Vs, CC-1, K mk IIIs; Velodyne F-1500
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-93 Bluray disc player, DVD-A & SACD milti-channel; Charter CATV HD; OTA local ant. in attic.
Comments on HT System: Fun movie viewing in the comfort of home.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Masters age-group bike racer; live music attendance; community volunteer.

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