|Chris K.'s Listening For Pleasure System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||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|
|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|
|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.|