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Last Update: April 06, 2001 at 20:28:57 IP Address:
Amplifier: Aronov 9100 Monoblocks (w/ KT88 tubes)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): BAT VK5SE
Speakers: Sonus Faber Guarneri Homage

REL Strata III

CD Player/DAC: Muse Model 9 Signature
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12 (Lingo/Ekos/Klyde)

Linn Linto

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Dragon SE (10 ft bi wire run)
Audioquest Diamond X3 Interconnects
Audioques Emerald X3 Phono Interconnect
Bybee Quantum Interconnect Filters
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Mana 5 tier Stand (on 3 Sound Stages)
Target Amp stands
VPI 17F Record Cleaning Machine
Audio Prism Power Foundation III
Tweaks: Audio Prism Quite Lines

BMI Virtue Eeel Reference Power Cords

Sonic Horizons Daybreak Power Cords

RPG Foam

BDR Cones

Room Size (LxWxH): 14 ft x 12.75 ft x 7.8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is small but fully dedicated, with dedicated 20 amp power line and Hubbell outlets. RPG foam used to treat all first reflection points, and additionally to cover other potential trouble spots (e.g., front of VPI machine and subwoofer, etc). Response is, however, not flat (+ 9 dB peak at ~ 200Hz, 7dB "hole" at ~ 50-65 dB".
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz (including big band jazz)

Classical (symphonic and opera)


System Goals/Comments: Getting the last iota of performance out of current set-up before (or to avoid) embarking on another major upgrade trek. Plan to focus on getting the sound treatment and speaker placement "right" first, then tweaking signal and power cables.
System Strengths: Soundstage depth, midrange and HF clarity
System Weaknesses: Who knows? Sounding pretty good to me now!
Video/HT System: None

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