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Chris K.'s Listening For Pleasure System
IP Address: 47.193.17.3 Last Update: April 30, 2019 at 18:12:34
Amplifier: Rogue Audio Atlas Magnum w/KT-120 tubes
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Manley Shrimp,
Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 tube buffer between preamp and amp.
Speakers: Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand, M&K V-125 subwoofer
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: TEAC CD-1000 SACD player, Micromega MyDac.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF-5 turntable with stock Goldring cartridge; Bellari VP129 phonostage
Other Source(s): Harman Kardon HK 3470 as tuner only
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables.

Interconnects: Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Eclipse 6, Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Audioquest Columbia, Analysis Plus Oval One.

Power: PS Audio AC-5, WireWorld Electra 5.2, Wireworld Electra 7.

Digital S/PDIF: QED Reference Digital Audio 40.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VansEvers Clean Line Model 83 line conditioner
Tweaks: Vibrapods, Vibracones, Isocoustics subwoofer isolation stand
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 12' x 7.5'
Room Comments/Treatments: Jon Risch's "quick and dirty" homemade tube traps; GIK acoustic panels. Room is tough as floors are carpeted, suspended wood. Acoustic treatment helped tame the bass immensely. Overall, I rate room as good, though not ideal.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical- orchestral and chamber (Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Tchaikovsky) jazz (Ellington, Armstrong,Rollins, Brubeck, Frisell, Mehldau), pop (Sinatra, Cole), older uptown country (Reeves, Cline, Pride) and some rock (CCR, Eagles).
System Goals/Comments: Recreate as accurately as possible; keep bass tight and brightness tamed.
System Strengths: Good, controlled bass and relatively smooth highs; wide soundstage and decent depth, good sense of realism.
System Weaknesses: Soundstage width due to room limitations.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Insurance ancillary product business and consulting and student writing essay assessment team leader. Social affairs, politics, photography, writing, outdoors, healthy lifestyle interests.

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