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theromium's First SET System
IP Address: Last Update: December 17, 2016 at 08:09:26
Amplifier: Audio Mirror 6C33C 45W set mono blocks for the winter.

Hypex N Core NC400 Monoblock Amplifiers. 200w/ch. - My summertime amps.

Larry Moore 300B set. Linear, extended & the mid range magic. Using EML 300B-XLS, which gives me 13W/ch. Love this amp but not powerful enough for the Ascendo in everyday use. But does a fine job with jazz and other lighter fare.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Aesthetix Calypso

Stereo Knight transformer based Passive.

Graham Amp 2 SE phono.

Speakers: Ascendo C8 Renaissance

Altec Model 9
CD Player/DAC: PS Audio DirectStream DAC w/ Bridge II.

AMR CD-77 - this is an extremely life like player, refined, natural & extended. As good as they say & an excellent usb DAC for hard drive files & online radio.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD 160, w/ upgraded headshell wire & new RCA jacks. Sumiko Pearl Cartridge.
Other Source(s): Sony SCD 333es, Decent 5 play that is occasionally used for background music that doubles as an ok SACD player.

Meridian DAC
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: IC: Harmonic Tech Cyber Light Wave, HT Magic Link II, Zu Variel, AM GA-0,& Poiema.

SC:Harmonic Tech Pro 9+

PC: Jena Labs, LessLoss, VH Audio AirSine & Flavor 4 & AZ Tsunami Plus.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Audience aR2p-TO, Jena Labs Model 1
Tweaks: BDR Cones, Myrtle wood blocks & granite bases.

Acoustic Systems Resonator.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted floor, vertical blinds, ~ just a normal living room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical,Acoustic folk, jazz, Classic Rock & Roll, New Age & Meditative.
System Goals/Comments: Back to the basics, present, natural, life like music.
System Strengths: Very life like, certainly the best I've had with the AM 45w. Love the AMR CD-77 and it's analogue quality. The Ulta Fi amp & the Audio Mirror amps plays way beyond their price point.
Live in the room; w/ acoustic, jazz, folk, vocalist's, baroque & chamber. More than acceptable with Rock & Orchestral.
System Weaknesses: If anything, could use more power for the Ascendo C8 for large scale classical, but the AM 45w are a very good with most music. The Hypex N-Core at 200w/ch is more than enough to power the Ascendo but can't help but wonder what NAT, Lamm PP, Tenor OTL, or Behold could do for these speakers
Video/HT System: None

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