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MrCat's SME Chord Electronics & Duevel Bella Lunas System
IP Address: Last Update: March 04, 2020 at 01:38:25
Amplifier: Chord Electronics CPM 3300 Integrated
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Duevel Bella Lunas with Duevel Isolation feet standing on steel laminate plates
Townshend Audio Maximum Super Tweeters
CD Player/DAC: Chord Electronics One
Chord Hugo TT2 and MScaler
Turntable/Phono Stage: SME 10 SME IV
Ortofon Cadenza Blue
Chord Electronics Symphonic Phono Stage
Origin Live Linear Flow 2 Tonearm cable
Other Source(s): Sony TC-KB820S Cassette decks Roon/Tidal on NUC717 through MS/TT2
Stack Audio Streamer
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wave HiFi Stream cables between MScaler and TT2
Linear Flow 2 balanced interconnect cable
QED Supremus speaker cables
Chord Cadenza Reference XLR cables
Audioquest Diamond USB cable and Coffee Coax cable
Audioquest Water2 from Qutest to 3300
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): HiFi Racks Podium Reference 6 tier rack
Isotek Titan HDPlex 200 Linear Power Supply to NUC/Disks and Router
Oppo PM1 headphones incl balanced lead by SurfCables for Onkyo
Onkyo DP X1 DAP A&K AK70 with Chord Mojo Audiofly AF180s, RHA T20 IEMs
ForzaWorks Micro USB connector between Onkyo and Mojo
Tweaks: NUC717 6TB hard drive and Roon/Tidal. All CD files ripped
Room Size (LxWxH): 4M x 3.5M x 2.2M
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted concrete floor. One wall lined floor to ceiling with CD and LP racks. Three large (soft) armchairs
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Pipe Organ, Classical, Jazz, 60s and 70s Pop, Folk, Blue Grass Exploring Tidal via Roon
System Goals/Comments: Bella Lunas are omnidirectional. When positioned in a good room, the walls disappear.
System Strengths: I built the system around the Bella Lunas. The Chord CD / DAC and amp are awesome. The Oppo is a stunning all rounder.The SME/Chord/Cadenza Blue shows why vinyl is still so good. The cable loom is Linear Flow 2 or Audioquest. These together have provided the final listen-through quality that I have been seeking for the past forty years.
System Weaknesses: Still improving in small increments especially since moving to computer files. Chord MScaler and DAC are terrific.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: SYSTEM One Panasonic 55 inch OLED

Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: SYSTEM ONE Marantz 8012 receiver

SYSTEM TWO Yamaha YSP2200 Digital Sound Projector
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): SYSTEM ONE Triangle Anthal,centre and surround
PSB Atmos speakers REL R528SE sub

SYSTEM TWO Yamaha YSP2200 Digital Sound Projector
Sources (DVD/VCR): SYSTEM ONE OPPO BDP203 Sony 860 DVD recorder Chromecast
SYSTEM TWO OPPO 105 Reference
Other HT Gear: SYSTEM ONE Sky Q

Comments on HT System: SYSTEM ONE Magnificent TV and video. Subtle but also room shaking when necessary. excellent on music.
SYSTEM TWO Very impressive sound from sound bar. Directionality can take one by surprize.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired

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