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IP Address: Last Update: July 25, 2021 at 12:23:22
Amplifier: Levinson 335
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Levinson 380s
Speakers: Theil CS6's
CD Player/DAC: Levinson CD Player No. 39 w/S upgrade;

Sony SACD-1

Turntable/Phono Stage: none
Other Source(s): none
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: NBS Dragonfly interconnects; Element Twisted Pair Speaker Cables; Element Twisted Pair Ultra Interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio 300 Power Plant (on again ... off again); Tributaries Series 9 Power Cords on Digital Sources; Element Power Cord on Amp. Stock on Pre-amp, which has hard to find down-angle IEC.
Tweaks: Dedicated Lines for each component (Romex 10 guage solid copper wire, or MC 10 guage solid copper wire; plus 20 amp breakers all on same phase; plase Hubbell heavy duty commercial grade outlets)

Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 16 x 12
Room Comments/Treatments: none
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): First record purchase: Dave Clark Five "Dou You Love Me?"; cut my teeth on British Invasion pop, worshipped the Beatles, rode the wave into American Rock and 60's Psychedalia ... Doors ... Hendrix; explored classical, Bach and Baroque, Tellemann, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Strauss and Tchaicovsky, Staravinsky and Copland, Villa Lobos and Milhaud; became captivated with the poeticism of American popular songs, thanks to Francis Albert and Ella, spent a few years on Gershwin and Porter and Sondheim and Carmichael and the great Broadway show tunes; diverged into big band music, which led to Ellington, Bassie, and back to Armstrong and Joplin; regressed back to the future to punk rock and disco and techno and acid jazz and yes, hip hop. Somewhere along the line, I got fixated on Randy Newman. It's all music ... some of it's good, and some of it ain't.
System Goals/Comments: Someday, I'm gonna invest in some good wires.
System Strengths: Great resolving power, air and soundstaging.
System Weaknesses: Some would say, a bit too analytical and bright. I would say, I want to hear what's on the record.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Sony XBR4-52, toslinked audio into Levinson 39's onboard DAC for play through audio system.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: none
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): probably will stay with 2-channel
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony PS3 for Blue Ray, Cable Company's Hi-Def DVC Box (both piped into audio system)
Comments on HT System: The XBR4 is a fine set. Very happy with my Premier AM3 swing-out wall mount. Great way to extend TV into room; great when you need to mount off-center: The mount allows you to center the panel in your room, or between your speakers.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Literature. Direct response advertising writer (a.k.a., a "copywriter" in the business) and consultant.

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