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Chris K.'s Listening For Pleasure System
IP Address: Last Update: February 03, 2024 at 20:21:44
Amplifier: NAD C298
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): SST Thoebe II,
Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta loudspeakers, Hsu VTF-2 Mk5 subwoofer
CD Player/DAC: NuPrime CDT-8 Pro transport, Micromega MyDac.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Music Hall MMF-5 turntable with stock Goldring cartridge; Cambridge Alva Solo phonostage
Other Source(s): Sangean HDT-20 HD Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wireworld Eclipse 8 speaker cables.

Interconnects: Wireworld Eclipse 8, Analysis Plus Solo Crystal, Cardas Parsec.

Power: PS Audio AC-5, Furutech FP-S032N (DIY), Wireworld Electra 7, Audioquest Thunder, Audioquest Monsoon, Audience Forte f3.

Digital S/PDIF: Audioquest Coffee
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1000 power conditioner
Tweaks: Vibrapods, Vibracones, Isocoustics subwoofer isolation stand, Nobsound Ecstasy Props, Mnptech amp isolation pads, carbon fiber outlet wall plate
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: Setup and positioning options due to room size 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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