|theromium's First SET System|
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|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.|
|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|