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Steve L.'s Steve's decent affordable system! System
IP Address: Last Update: February 06, 2013 at 11:01:48
Amplifier: Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, B&K ST140
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): PS Audio 4H
Speakers: Tekton Lore; Direct Acoustics Silent Speaker; Sound Dynamics 300ti
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA8001 (SACD)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12 (Valhalla, non-Cirkus), Ittok arm, Dynavector 19A cartridge.
Other Source(s): Dell E1505 notebook; Win XP Pro SP3, JRiver Media Center 18, External USB Hard Drive; CENtrance DACport LX, Wyred4Sound uDAC, Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nordost Solar Wind interconnect and speaker cables; Nordost Black Knight interconnects; Nordost Flatline speaker cables; CENtrance Reserve Y cable; Straightwire USB Link; Audioquest Forrest mini-USB Cable, and 1/8" to RCA interconnect; (Cardas Twin AC Cord
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS2000; Sound Organization racks (wall and floor); DIY "flexi rack"; Headroom 'Little' headphone amp; Headroom Total Bithead; Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones.
Tweaks: Solid Tech 'Feet of Silence'; Bright Star IsoNodes; Audioquest Q-feet; lots of hockey pucks.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12.5 x 20 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Cooper GP59XL Goalie Leg Pads (old all leather and deer hair) as corner treatments. Otherwise, just normal living stuff only, no specific room treatments.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Pretty much anything but heavy metal or rap. prefer baroque and classical to romantic.
System Goals/Comments: Great musical sound without spending too much money. Except for the Linn and the Dell, nothing had an MSRP over $1000!
System Strengths: Reasonably full range (into low 30s), great detail, strong pace/timing, very dynamic. Quickly and easily shows differences in various pieces swapped for review purposes. Non-fatiguing sound.
System Weaknesses: Doesn't have the level of detail of the very expensive systems, though getting close.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sharp32' TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: n/a yet!
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): built into the TV
Sources (DVD/VCR): Wii (for Netflix)
Comments on HT System: I watch TV sometimes, no need for fancy HT stuff!
URL Link: http://www.positive-feedback.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hockey, bicycling, sailing (if I ever buy another boat)

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